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Bryan Thomas Kroes

Bryan Thomas Kroes

  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Entertainment & Sports Law...
  • Wisconsin
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BRYAN T. KROES, is an attorney with Hurtado Zimmerman SC, practicing in the areas of construction and real estate litigation, construction contract negotiation and preparation and related intellectual property law, commercial and residential real property acquisition, and public bond finance. He has broad experience representing trades contractors, designers and owners in matters related to perfection of lien rights, construction disputes, property purchases, sales and leasing, and intellectual property protection. Like every member of the Hurtado Zimmerman executive team, Bryan pairs legal expertise with boots on the ground practical experience - before practicing law, Bryan worked as a construction laborer and also previously owned and operated a residential general contracting and remodeling company in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Bryan further practices Entertainment Law, representing musicians, artists, theater owners and other creative types in matters related to entertainment contract negotiation and preparation, dispute resolution, distribution and general business. A lifelong musician himself with an extensive history of touring, Bryan brings a seasoned, unique and personal approach to the business of entertainment. Prior to practicing law, Bryan also worked on the production side of the entertainment sphere as a stagehand with LiveNation, the Northern Lights Theater and Clearwing Productions.

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Business Law
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultations on most issues.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly Rates $170-250/hour.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
B.A. | Psychology/Criminal Justice
Marquette University Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: Marquette University Pro Bono Society
Activities: Entertainment Law Society
Professional Associations
Mitchell Street Development Opportunities Corporation
Board of Directors
- Current
State Bar of Wisconsin # 1083118
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Metropolitan Builders Association
- Current
Activities: Remodeler's Council (Past); Membership Committee (Past)
Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
Board of Directors
Associated General Contractors of America
Activities: ConsensusDOCS BIM Addendum Working Group - Intellectual Property Committee
Articles & Publications
50 State Architect/Engineer Plan Stamping Requirements
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Division 3
50 State Lien Law Update (2017-2018) (Wisconsin Chapter)
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Division 7
50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law (Fourth Edition) (Wisconsin Chapter)
Wolters Kluwer Publishing
Case Law and Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2016-2017 Supplement) (Wisconsin Chapter)
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Division 10
Case Law and Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2015-2016 Supplement) (Wisconsin Chapter)
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Division 10
Waiving Lien Rights Without Waiving Your Legal Rights
The Daily Reporter
50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law (2014-2015 Supplement) (Wisconsin Chapter)
Aspen Publishing
50 State Mechanic's Lien law Pamphlet (Wisconsin Chapter)
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Division 7
Construction Law Update: Case Law and Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2014-2015) (Wisconsin Chapter)
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Division 10
50 State Survey of Firm Licensure Requirements for Architectural and Engineering Firms (Wisconsin Chapter)
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Division 3
Speaking Engagements
Drafting the Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Transaction, Guest Lecturer
Marquette University Law School
(Don't) Take This Job and Shove It: Practical Considerations in Remodeling Contracting, Remodeler's Council
Metropolitan Builders Association
Residential Construction Contracts: Risks of Design and Design Delegation, Remodeler's Council
Metropolitan Builders Association
Lien on Me: Construction Liens and Foreclosures, MBA University Course
Metropolitan Builders Association
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. When can the "name" of a character be protected under copyright law, even though it typically wouldn't?
A: A full answer to your question will require a more fact-intensive analysis. Generally, copyright law will afford protection of the fictional character itself when it has appeared in a copyrightable work and has a life of its own within that work, however, achieving a level of distinctiveness such that the character can be copyrighted can be tricky. Depending on distinctiveness, you could also explore trademark of the name. You may want to consider contacting an experienced attorney to explore these details and options further.
Q. What legal/liability/money issues should I be aware of as a small group leader not yet incorporated as a church?
A: A full answer to your question may require a more fact-intensive legal analysis and confidential consultation with an experienced business attorney.
Q. Im searching for an attorney to do my living will i am on a fixed income.
A: A living will is an excellent addition to any estate plan. It is a good idea to consult an experienced attorney to assist you with that process.
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Hurtado Zimmerman SC
1011 North Mayfair Road
Suite 204
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Telephone: (414) 727-6250