710 N. Plankinton Ave
Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Telephone: 414-271-7722

Direct Dial: 414-615-8408

Fax: 414-271-4438

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Bar Admissions

State of Wisconsin
State of Illinois
U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals - Seventh Circuit

Education

Marquette University, (J.D.), 2002
University of Nebraska, (B.A. English), 1997

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
The Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Claims & Litigation Managment Alliance
Wisconsin Defense Counsel

Reported Decisions

Kaloti Enterprises, Inc. v. Kellogg Sales Co., 2005 WI 111, 283 Wis. 2d 555, 699 N.W.2d 205.
Hackel v. National Feeds, Inc., et al., 986 F. Supp. 2d 963 (W.D. of Wis 2013).
Empire Bucket, Inc. v. Contractors Cargo Company, 739 F. 3d 1068 (7th Cir. 2014).

Lectures and Presentations

Presenter, “Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts” (2015)
Author/Presenter, “Collection Law from Start to Finish” (2015)
Author/Presenter, “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” (2016)
Author/Presenter, “Estate Planning and Administration” (2016)
Author/Presenter, “Drafting Wills: The Complete Guide” (2017)

Biography

As a shareholder in Crivello Carlson, S.C.’s Milwaukee office, George devotes a significant portion of his practice to providing business and real estate services. 

George counsels both for-profit and not-for-profit businesses to arrive at organization, succession and reorganization solutions. His experience includes matters involving contracting, corporate governance and risk management and is premised on gaining an understanding of his clients’ financial and non-financial goals. 

In addition, George represents buyers and sellers in all phases of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including the structuring and closing of sales/acquisitions, the drafting and negotiation of leases and assisting with construction/zoning/land use issues.

Finally, George offers counsel to lending institutions, investors, creditors, borrowers, guarantors and debtors in loan enforcement and collection actions, receivership proceedings and bankruptcy cases. His experience has included assisting clients with financial and distressed business transactions, the drafting and reviewing loan agreements and the negotiation of debt restructuring deals.

Community Service Activities

Mount Olive Lutheran School Board

Additional Information

George served as lead appellate counsel in the case of Kaloti Enterprises, Inc. v. Kellogg Sales Company, et al., a watershed case involving the application of the economic loss doctrine in Wisconsin that was memorialized by the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s published decision: Kaloti Enterprises, Inc. v. Kellogg Sales Co., 283 Wis. 2d 555, 699 N.W.2d 205 (2005).

George is presently serving his third appointed term as a panel arbitrator with the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Panel of Fee Arbitrators. In this capacity he has presided as a Wis. Stats. Ch. 788 Arbitrator over several disputes that have been submitted to this division of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Since 2007, George has served as an adjunct professor at Carthage College with the Paralegal Certification Program offered through its Department of Graduate and Professional Studies.

During law school, George served as Articles Editor for the Marquette Law Review, participated in a clinical internship with the State Office of the Public Defender - Milwaukee Criminal Trials Division and served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Patricia S. Curley of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for District I.

In addition, George delivered the valediction at the commencement of his law school class.