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Overview

Jessica is a trusted advisor to creditors and borrowers on commercial finance matters, from origination to workout.

Jessica represents financial institutions and other lenders, secured and unsecured creditors, privately held and publicly traded businesses, school districts, and government authorities. She partners with her clients on commercial/creditor rights, banking and commercial finance, public finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate, and general debtor and creditor matters.

Much of her time is devoted to managing client transactions. Jessica structures, documents, negotiates and closes commercial finance transactions across the country, including:

  • Secured and unsecured revolving credit and term loan financings
  • Asset-based loans
  • Tax-exempt financings
  • Real estate loans

Additionally, Jessica counsels her clients in situations of financial distress, including workouts, refinancing of debt, creditor-debtor litigation, asset acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings and reorganizations, liquidations, and insolvencies.

Jessica is known for her focus on the details, and on open communication and collaboration, with the goals of understanding client objectives, delivering customized solutions and maximizing value.


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Services

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2020
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Rising Star, 2011-2013
  • Waukesha County Business Alliance, Emerging Leader, 2017
  • Wisconsin Law Journal, “Up & Coming Lawyer,” 2011

Education

  • J.D., Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., University of Minnesota
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Turnaround Management Association, Chicago/Midwest Chapter
  • Women in Public Finance, Wisconsin Chapter
Thought Leadership
Outside the Office

Jessica enjoys spending time with her family.

She can often be found taking her two school-aged daughters – a competitive gymnast and swimmer – to various activities. Jessica and her husband both grew up in northern Wisconsin, and they love getting their girls out of the city to visit family. Jessica is also an avid golfer. She admits she’s more passionate than she is talented at the sport, but she aims to instill that same passion in her daughters.

Community Leadership
  • Penfield Children’s Center, Board Member
  • Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Board Member
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, Women’s Leadership Council Co-Chair