Rebecca R. DeMarb
Rebecca represents debtors and other interested parties in bankruptcy, state court receiverships, commercial litigation and out-of-court business reorganizations. She often serves as the receiver for operating and liquidating businesses, as well as in real estate matters. Ms DeMarb has been certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification since 2005.
Ms DeMarb joined Kerkman & Dunn as a partner to open the Madison office of the Milwaukee based firm in May of 2012. Previously, Rebecca DeMarb practiced at Murphy Desmond in Madison, Wisconsin, in Chicago at large firms and in her own firm in Madison and in her adopted hometown of Evansville, Wisconsin.
Ms DeMarb works diligently to meet the needs of her clients in matters of debtor-creditor law. As a Receiver and in representing other clients, she is hands-on and responsive. Rebecca focuses on bringing diverse interests together to reach acceptable solutions that are cost-effective and make solid business sense. Rebecca DeMarb brings the polished work-product typically associated with an attorney from a big firm to her streamlined, lean and efficient boutique practice.
Rebecca's skills and knowledge have earned her inclusion on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list in Debtor-Creditor Rights since 2008 and on the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Wisconsin by Super Lawyers in 2010. In 2012, she was rated AV by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. In 2012, Rebecca DeMarb served on the Milwaukee Committee for Turnaround Management Association. In 2014, she was a winner of the 8th Annual M & A Advisor Turnaround Awards. She has been a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association for several years.
Areas of Practice
- 50% Receiverships
- 50% Bankruptcy
Certified Legal Specialties
- Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification, 2005
- Wisconsin, 1997
- U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1997
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2000
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2000
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
- J.D. cum laude - 1997
- Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
- B.A. cum laude - 1994
- Major: Political Science
- Co. Author, Collection Remedies and Workers Nonbankruptcy Alternatives & Bankruptcy, Business Law Advisory Series Wisconsin CLE Books, 2006
- Co. Author, Professionals Beware! Pitfalls to Getting and Keeping Compensation, International Insolvency Review , Fall\Winter, 2004
- Contributing Author "Wisconsin Judicial Benchbook", Volume II, Civil, 3rd Ed., Wisconsin Supreme Court, 2008- Present
- Nicolet National Bank, V. Whitefield Industrial Coatings, Inc., et al, 12 CV 732, Brown County, Wisconsin (2012)
- Stainless Steel Fabricating, Inc., 10-18550 (WD WIS. Bankr 2010)
- State Bank Of Cross Plains V.Raemisch imp., Inc, II. CV. 3883 (Dane County 2011)
- In re Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin, Inc., Case No. 13-14003 (WD Wis. Bankr. 2013)
- Steven Z Royko, Royko Enterprises LLC
- Kimberly P. Sebranek, Eustice Laffey Sebranek & Auby, S.C.
- Ethical Issues in Distressed Deals, Turnaround Management Association, Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin Lawyering Skills Course
- Judgment Enforcement, Lorman Education
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Turnaround Management Association, Milwaukee Committee Member
- State Bar of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Section
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Western District of Wisconsin Bankruptcy Bar