Appleton Business Attorney Named 2014 Up and Coming Wisconsin Lawyer

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The Wisconsin Law Journal has recognized Appleton business attorney Michael C. Menghini of Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. as a 2014 “Up & Coming Lawyer” Honoree.

Appleton Business Attorney Michael C. Menghini

Appleton Business Attorney Michael C. Menghini

“As a young lawyer Mike didn’t hesitate to get involved in complicated business litigation cases and he always came out on top, even against more seasoned lawyers," says Herrling Clark Past-President and Senior Partner Michael S. Siddall.

Appleton general practice and business litigation law firm Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Shareholder Michael C. Menghini has been recognized as a 2014 “Up & Coming Lawyer” Honoree by the Wisconsin Law Journal.

Twenty-six Wisconsin attorneys from a variety of practice areas were honored as Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2014 “Up and Coming Lawyers” this year. Menghini, along with the other nominees, was featured in a special publication of the Wisconsin Law Journal and honored at an exclusive dinner and awards presentation held at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on September 17.

The annual award event, now in its sixth year, recognizes Wisconsin attorneys who are said to be “right out of the starting gate” and have proven themselves to be rising stars. Furthermore, to be chosen as an “Up and Coming Lawyer,” an attorney must have eight years or less of experience, have handled challenging legal issues, taken steps to improve the justice system and demonstrated a commitment to their local community.

While most attorneys will go an entire career without an opportunity to appear before the State’s highest court, Menghini has accomplished this goal three times over. On the list of Menghini’s impressive accomplishments that earned him the “Up and Coming Lawyer” accolade includes having appeared before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on three different occasions, providing oral argument in two of his cases.

Menghini was nominated as an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Herrling Clark past-president and senior partner Michael S. Siddall. “As a young lawyer Mike didn’t hesitate to get involved in complicated business litigation cases and he always came out on top, even against more seasoned lawyers. Because of this, his client base continues to grow. Congratulations, Mike,” says Siddall.

Associate Attorney, Kristen S. Knutson, who graduated one year behind Menghini, has looked up to him since joining the firm. “Mike set the bar high for young lawyers at our firm because he produced immediately and commanded respect from the legal community right out of the gates. It really is fun to practice with Mike because he’s sharp, and creative, and willing to take risks to protect his clients’ rights. The caliber of Mike’s talent forces everyone around him to work harder and set more aggressive goals and that just makes us all better lawyers,” says Knutson.

Appleton business attorney Michael Menghini is committed to serving his clients and continues to demonstrate his dedication to the Herrling Clark team. Earlier this year, Menghini was promoted to a firm Shareholder. Menghini has practiced at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. since 2008. He concentrates his legal practice on business and commercial litigation, probate litigation, business formations and transactions, employment law, contract disputes, real estate planning and litigaton, municipal law and bankruptcy. Menghini assists clients with transactional matters including negotiating and drafting business contracts, security agreements, stock agreements, leases, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, bank loan documentation, asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, real estate easements, covenants, articles and bylaws.

Menghini’s leadership and success within the business litigation arena has also earned him back-to-back recognitions as a Wisconsin Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in 2012 and 2013. Super Lawyers Rising Stars consist of the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in the state of Wisconsin who are under the age of 40. Additionally, Menghini is an active member of numerous professional organizations. He holds memberships with the American Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, Outagamie County Bar Association and the Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association. He serves on several local boards and is a proud member of the United States Tennis Association.

The Outagamie County general practice and business litigation law firm Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. serves clients in Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh and New London, Wisconsin. Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. is committed to securing the rights of individuals, families and businesses in critical legal matters and prides itself on cutting edge technology, as well as accessibility to the latest legal developments. The experienced Appleton business attorneys at Herrling Clark Law Firm, Ltd. are trained to handle complex legal matters and are equipped to execute appropriate legal strategies to obtain the best possible results for their clients. Call 920-739-7366 or fill out the online contact form to schedule an initial consultation today.

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