Kelly Krause is a member of the Business Practice Group, where she focuses her practice on transactional matters and various aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financing, and commercial contracts. She also assists businesses in navigating corporate workouts, Chapter 11 restructuring and other issues under federal bankruptcy law and Wisconsin creditor-debtor law.
Prior to joining von Briesen, Kelly worked on an in-house legal team at a large, Milwaukee-based business. There, she gained the perspective that now informs how she addresses and anticipates the needs of her business clients. She also served as a federal law clerk for the Hon. Beth E. Hanan on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
During law school, Kelly earned several academic honors, was considerably involved in student leadership, and served as an editor of both the Harvard Journal for Law & Public Policy and the Marquette Law Review. For her written scholarship, she was awarded Marquette Law’s highest legal writing honor, the Gold Quill, and recognized nationally as a finalist for the Mendes Hershman Award presented by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Kelly was also active in the community during law school and was inducted with distinction into the Marquette Law Pro Bono Society for serving over 120 hours at legal charities.
Kelly is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Bar Association, and the Turnaround Management Association. She regularly volunteers with various charitable organizations, including serving as an Attorney Volunteer at Legal Action of Wisconsin’s Reducing Barriers to Employment clinic.