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Halling & Cayo, S.C.

Milwaukee Trial Attorneys

Halling & Cayo is a full service law firm with a focus on litigation. Each of our attorneys has extensive experience in and out of the courtroom. Our attorneys have outstanding legal credentials, yet are open and approachable.

In the world of litigation, there are “litigators,” and there are “trial lawyers.” While litigators often focus on seemingly endless motions and other proceedings designed to avoid trial, trial lawyers use those parts of the process to prepare for trial. At Halling & Cayo, we pride ourselves on being trial lawyers. We are never afraid to take a matter to trial, and we have the experience to do it well. As a result, our clients get the best possible results — whether  through a settlement, or through trial. We are the law firm other attorneys go to when they need legal help.

Attorneys at our office have been AV rated for more than 30 years and are well equipped to handle any litigation matter you may need. Contact us today.

Click here to see a list of the attorneys in each of our Practice Area Teams.

Business Litigations

Whether you are a small start-up or large international corporation, you deserve to have the best representation should you need to go to trial. At Halling & Cayo, our attorneys are skilled and experienced in a wide range of business litigation cases, including breach of contract, partnership agreement violations, allegations of unfair business practices, and much more.

Our professional network includes expert economists and forensic accountants who will work with us to determine the full amount of financial damage you may have sustained. We understand protecting the future of your business means taking into account every possible factor that could impact your bottom line.

If you’re involved in any business matter that looks like it may be heading to litigation, contact the Milwaukee business litigation lawyers at Halling & Cayo to learn how we can help protect your business. Some of issues we can help you with include:

  • Violation of a partnership agreement
  • Breach of Contract
  • Piercing the Corporate Veil
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Breach of Franchise Agreements
  • Failure to perform a service agreement
  • Violation of a non-compete agreement
  • Licensing disputes and trademarks
  • Failure to pay accounts receivable per a financing agreement
  • Dispute concerning indemnification of board of directors
  • Dispute over interpretation of bylaws
  • Allegations of unfair business practices
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Theft of Trade Secrets

Contact a Business Litigation Lawyer at Halling & Cayo, S.C.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Insurance Defense Attorneys

The law office of Halling & Cayo, S.C. represents both insurance companies and self-insured companies in cases. We have extensive experience with coverage disputes, fraud and bad faith insurance practices, and we thoroughly investigate all facets of the case. Our lawyers will work with any specialist needed to craft a defense and to zealously advocate for our clients.

Bad Faith or Fraud

If you have been accused of bad faith or insurance fraud, then you may be facing a hearing or inquiry. It is important that you both understand your rights and that you have representation to defend you. There are specific procedures that need to be followed, and failure to diligently comply with these standards could result in forfeiting your legal rights.

Professional Malpractice and Insurance Defense

Our firm also assists insurance companies in cases involving professional malpractice. We have an in-depth understanding of the correct and effective case law needed to defend you, and the detailed knowledge that insurance companies may lack. We have successfully helped clients in both the fields of law and in the medical profession through both arbitration and litigation.

Our knowledge of ethical codes of conduct, standard treatment protocols and responsibility of fiduciaries means that we are prepared for whatever your case may bring.

Regardless of whether you are required to enter into arbitration or are facing litigation, we have the experience and knowledge needed to help you. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact an insurance defense attorney at the law office of Halling & Cayo today.

Appellate Lawyers

For many reasons that are often confusing and upsetting to people, cases decided in the courtroom sometimes are subject to appeal. The process can be long, frustrating and costly for those involved. Halling & Cayo has extensive appellate experience with regular presences before both the federal and state appellate courts and are experienced to advise you of what you can expect in the process.

Our appellate attorneys collectively have over 30 years of training and background in the appellate process. We can help chart the history of the case and help you decide when and if to present an emergent application. If your case is important enough to you to pursue appeal, you should hire lawyers with extensive knowledge in this area. We pride ourselves in being able to take a large amount of information in both testimony and evidence and prepare a concise argument for appeal for a judge or panel of judges to help you win your appeal.

We have experience in appeals in areas such as:

  • Relief from default judgments
  • Breach of contract
  • Parol evidence rule (interpreting contracts)
  • Employment agreements
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Lawyer discipline
  • Arbitration clauses
  • Trial Errors
  • Evidentiary Issues
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad Faith

Our attorneys at Halling & Cayo have appeared successfully before the Wisconsin Appellate Courts, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and Federal Appellate Courts on numerous occasions. Our extensive experience means that we are trusted advocates and have participated in numerous published decisions, literally changing the law.
If you find yourself in need of experienced appellate counsel, contact us today.

Wisconsin Real Estate Dispute Attorneys

Should you become involved in a real estate related dispute, the attorneys at Halling & Cayo are excellent negotiators and skilled trial attorneys who can knowledgeably advocate for your best interest. We focus our practice on matters involving:

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration – While our firm certainly can represent you in court if need be, we always look for ways to resolve your disputes first. This often results in less stress for all parties and is a more cost-effective solution overall.

Litigation – When we have to enter the courtroom, rest assured that we are knowledgeable and skilled at matters ancillary to business disputes (insurance, bad faith, corporate governance, land use, construction defect, debt collection) and we are committed to keeping our clients informed and supported as well as helping them navigate the legal system with clear and direct answers. We understand that for many, the law is intimidating and we want to make sure you understand every move we make in the courtroom and why we feel it is in the best interest of your case.

Real Estate Law Concerns – We handle the full range of matters relating to real estate, from helping you understand how we negotiate simple leases and closings to complex commercial property transactions. We also have extensive experience with construction disputes representing both owners and contactors in and out of the courtroom. Our knowledge in the area means that we know who the players are and how to help you with your case.

For more information about how we can help you with your real estate litigation needs, please contact Halling & Cayo.

Stockbroker Fraud – FINRA Arbitration

Stockbrokers have a duty to make financial recommendations that are in their customers’ best interests. Legally, they are required to recommend only those investments that are suitable for their clients’ risk tolerance. Unfortunately, some of them fail to meet this minimum standard of responsibility in the interest of their own financial gain.

Anyone, at any income level, can be the victim of investment advisor misconduct. We offer flexible fee arrangements and are known for our flexibility in representing victims of investment loss on a contingency fee basis or for an hourly rate.

Stockbroker Employment Disputes

Disputes often arise between registered reps and broker dealers when the relationship is terminated, whether by the broker dealer or the registered representative. We have helped brokers in disputes with broker dealers involving:

  • Non-compete issues.
  • Enforcement of the Protocol
  • Promissory Notes
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Discrimination
  • Defamatory U5 Reporting

If you have been fired, or simply left the employ of your broker dealer and have a dispute, give the attorneys at Halling & Cayo S.C. a call.