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Godfrey & Kahn elects three UW-Madison alumni to shareholder: Shane Delsman; Brian Spahn; Peter Wilder

Feb. 15, 2017
Category: Career

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce the election of Shane Delsman, Brian Spahn and Peter Wilder as the firm’s newest shareholders, effective immediately.

Delsman is a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups. He is a registered patent attorney and focuses his intellectual property law practice on litigation, counseling and procurement. Delsman has prosecuted numerous patents and trademarks, including representing clients before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and has served as counsel on lawsuits in jurisdictions throughout the country. Delsman is also an author and speaker on the interplay of intellectual property law and the Internet. He received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Spahn is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar defense and internal investigations. Spahn has handled banking and financial services litigation, construction disputes, employment and trade secret misappropriation matters as well as managed complex class action defenses. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Wilder is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn’s Banking & Financial Institutions Practice Group. He assists banks, mortgage banks, and other finance companies with mergers and acquisitions, branch sales, vendor contract negotiations, capital raises, mortgage regulation, consumer finance laws and other regulatory and compliance matters. Much of his practice involves advising boards and senior management teams on strategic matters. Wilder has also provided legislative support for the Wisconsin community banking and mortgage banking industries. He received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

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