von Briesen Celebrates 120th Anniversary

Jan 31 2024


von Briesen & Roper, s.c. is proud to announce its 120th anniversary in 2024. Founded by Ernst von Briesen, a 1903 graduate of Harvard Law School, the law firm opened its doors in Milwaukee in January 1904, displaying a sign that read "Advocate".

Today, von Briesen & Roper has over 180 professionals serving clients in seven offices throughout Wisconsin and in Chicago. While the firm's formative years focused on wills, probate, banking and finance, von Briesen continually has evolved to meet client needs and now provides a full range of legal services, including the recent launch of a Sports Law Section and a Corporate Transparency Act Section.

Susan E. Lovern, President & CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., stated: "Reaching our 120th anniversary is a rare milestone and one of which we are immensely proud. Looking back over our historical records, many things have changed, but two ideals remain as important today as they were in 1904 – serving as trusted legal advisors to our clients and as dedicated partners to our communities. We are excited for the next 120 years and see many opportunities for growth, both internally and externally."

von Briesen recently opened a new Chicago office at 320 South Canal Street with room for additional attorneys and expansion. The firm provides a full range of legal services to businesses, institutions and individuals. von Briesen is recognized by Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®, as a BTI Client Service All-Star, and in Top Workplaces and Best Places to Work.