PAUL R. JACQUART

PARTNER

(414) 326-4918
pjacquart@hansenreynolds.com
301 N. Broadway, Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2660
(office entrance on E. Buffalo Street directly under 301 sign)

BIOGRAPHY

Paul Jacquart joined Hansen Reynolds LLC in 2012. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Jacquart was a litigator at a boutique litigation firm and served as General Counsel of Guhring, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of a global cutting tools manufacturer for automotive, aerospace and other industries. Mr. Jacquart focuses his practice on commercial litigation, business torts, contract disputes, personal injury and wrongful death, professional malpractice, and has worked extensively on insurance coverage disputes and Indian gaming finance litigation matters.

EDUCATION

Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2000)
University of Wisconsin (B.A., with distinction, 1996; Phi Beta Kappa)

BAR ADMISSIONS

State of Wisconsin
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

AWARDS

Selected by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2015 – 2016)

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2013 – 2014)

Recognized as a “Rising Star” in Personal Injury Litigation by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2008 – 2012)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Member of trial team for Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and tribal casino in multi-party dispute over $50 million Indian-gaming revenue bonds. Bondholders sought over $94 million in damages. Case involved, among other issues: tribal sovereign immunity, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) 25 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq., tribal court jurisdiction and exhaustion, federal jurisdiction, 25 U.S.C. § 81, tribal constitutional issues, 144A securities and warranty claims, fraud, and legal malpractice. Case spanned eight years in multiple courts (U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Case Nos. 09-CV-768, 12-CV-255, and 13-CV-372; Lac du Flambeau Tribal Court, Case No. 13-CV-115; Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Case Nos. 10-2069, 14-2150, and 14-2287; and Wisconsin Circuit Court, Waukesha County, Case Nos. 12-CV-187 and 15-CV302). Federal litigation resulted in voiding the bond transaction’s Trust Indenture, one of three key security agreements, as an unapproved management contract under IGRA. After ten-day bench trial in state court, obtained a decision voiding remaining two agreements securing bonds under IGRA. Case subsequently settled favorably for the Tribe before picking the jury in phase two of trial.

Member of trial team for family members alleging professional negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion and other claims against former lawyer, family officer manager, and trustee over millions in losses. Andrea G. Mayerson et al. v. Sarah Laux et al., Milwaukee County Circuit Court Case No. 13-CV-2724.

Part of team that handled multi-million dollar arbitration involving complex contract dispute between billion dollar U.S. corporations. Achieved defense victory, recovery on counterclaim, and recovery of attorney’s fees following three years of litigation and twelve-day trial. Specific terms of the arbitration proceedings and final award are subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Member of plaintiffs’ trial team securing a $3.55M settlement on behalf of workers injured in flash-fire/explosion. Bartolotta v. Nonex, Waukesha County Circuit Court Case No. 08-CV-4394.

Successfully litigated insurance coverage dispute on behalf of five Wisconsin school districts in complex securities misrepresentation/fraud case.

Member of plaintiffs’ trial team on multiple motor vehicle accident cases (truck, auto, and motorcycle) involving seven figure verdicts and settlements.

First and second chair trial experience, AAA arbitrations, and oral argument before Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

Former general counsel for U.S. subsidiary of global cutting tool manufacturer serving the automotive, aerospace, and other industries.

Member of trial team for one of the plaintiffs in in the Miller Park crane collapse case (“Big Blue”), which resulted in $100M verdict and subsequently settled.

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