Rusty is a trusted advisor to financial institutions and has been for more than 40 years. He represents banks, hedge funds and private equity firms in bankruptcy and insolvency matters, foreclosures and commercial litigation. Rusty has foreclosed upon and liquidated just about every type of asset, from $100 million real estate developments, to Bitcoin Ant-Boxes and aquatic mammals. Rusty serves as general counsel to an equipment finance company, a wholly owned subsidiary of a Midwest bank holding company.
Outside the office, Rusty is accomplished in racquet sports, having been ranked number 1 in the Midwest in his age group in tennis by the USTA and has recently won national tennis tournaments in Indianapolis (2018), Alberqueque (2019) and Fort Lauderdale (2022). He also won two state championships in his age group in Pickleball (2021 and 2022) and was the number 1 seed in the national platform tennis championship in New Jersey (2022).
Membership & Involvement
- Member: Wisconsin Bar Association; Milwaukee Bar Association
- Selected to Best Lawyers® in America - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
- Selected to Wisconsin Super Lawyers List: 2005
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On August 24, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a draft of its strategic plan for 2022 – 2026, outlining its key initiatives for the next four years. The SEC’s mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. Its strategic plan is intended to further that mission by laying out goals that will guide its policy and decision making.
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Read Edna McLain’s recent article, “The Challenge of Serving in Black Robes, Not White Coats: The Second District Affirms the Denial of Patients’ Requests for Ivermectin” in IDC Quarterly!
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Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, B.A.