Attorneys

Melnick & Melnick, S.C. began in 1994, when Stephanie graduated from University of Wisconsin Law School and returned to Milwaukee to join her father’s practice. Together, Stephanie and her father, David, grew the firm and relocated from downtown Milwaukee to Mequon. Now happily situated in the North Shore, the firm caters to small and mid-size businesses and their owners from Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties.

Our Legal Team

Stephanie L. Melnick

Stephanie L. Melnick

Attorney

Phone: (262) 241-8900

Highlights

Litigation / Dispute Resolution:

  • Part of lead counsel team representing independent pharmacies in multi-district antitrust litigation against drug manufacturers related to pricing of brand-name prescription drugs.
  • Recovered funds for elderly client related to investment advisor’s fraud.
  • Secured reversal of trial court’s summary judgment in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals related to experts’ affidavits.  McDonald Enters./Fond du Lac Ltd. P’ship v. Excel Eng’g, Inc., 2007 WI App 130, 329 Wis.2d 269.

Transactions:

  • Counseled publishing-related franchise owner related to franchise acquisition and related contracts.
  • Secured federal trademark registrations for small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Negotiated peaceful owner separations for corporations and limited liability companies and drafted related contracts.
  • Implemented succession plan for family-owned business enabling a smooth transition to second generation.
  • Negotiated and drafted asset purchase agreements related to business clients selling or purchasing assets or stock.
Bar Admissions
  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Education
  • University of Wisconsin (J.D. 1994)
  • University of Wisconsin, graduated with distinction (B.A. 1990)
Professional Associations

State Bar of Wisconsin

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Public Education Committee
    • Chair K-12 Education Sub-Committee
      • Reinventing Court Eye program for use in Wisconsin high schools
      • Heading committee of lawyers and teachers to create a middle school mock trial program

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.

  • Advisory Council Member

Association for Women Lawyers

Women’s Focus

  • President

Caregiver Connection of Ozaukee County

Mequon – Thiensville Chamber of Commerce

North Shore Senior Resource Network

Wisconsin Business Owners Network / Wisconsin Women Entrepreneurs (WBON / WWE)

Community Involvement
  •  Maple Dale Indian Hill School Foundation Board of Trustees (2008-2010)
  • Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
    • Vice President (2006-2010)
    • Financial Secretary (2005-2006)
    • Member, Board of Trustees (2002-2013)
    • Co-chair Social Action Committee (2003-present)
  • Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader (2007-2010)
  • B’nai B’rith Youth Organization
    • Advisor, Shemesh BBG (2000-2004)
David A. Melnick

David A. Melnick

Attorney

Phone: (262) 241-8900

Highlights

David counsels business clients proactively on day-to-day issues including taxes, employment, contracts, and potential liability to prevent litigation. When disputes do arise, David is an experienced litigator. He has tried cases in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Florida, California, and New York, and has represented clients throughout the United States. His clients are plaintiffs and defendants—litigating against Fortune 500 companies, family-owned operations, and a range of entities in between.

David also hosted a talk radio show on WTMJ. During his nearly eight years on the radio, he discussed topics ranging from politics to entertainment—he covered it all. Since his retirement from radio, he reserves the political banter for his law partner/daughter and willing clients.

Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Education
  • Marquette University (J.D. 1969)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.S. 1966)
Community Involvement

Village of River Hills

  • Member, Board of Review (1998-2001)
  • Chairperson, Board of Review (2001-2004)
  • Member, Board of Appeals (2004-present)

WTMJ Radio

  • Talk Show Host (1996-2003)

State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Member, Media Law-Relations Committee (1997-2004)

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

  • Member, Medical Ethics Commission (1988-1993)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Adjunct Porfessor, Department of Education and Allied Health (1972-1979)
Sarah K. Haas

Sarah K. Haas

Associate Attorney

Phone: (262) 241-8900

Bar Admissions
  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
Education
  • Marquette University Law School (J.D. 2014)
  • Honors: CALI Award (highest grade) in Administrative Law, Spring 2013
  • Law Review: Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, Comments Editor 2013-2014
  • Moot Court: National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition oral argument quarter-finalist; winner of third best respondent brief
  • Iowa State University, cum laude (B.S. 2011)
Professional Associations

State Bar of Wisconsin

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Public Education Committee
    • K-12 Education Sub-Committee
  • Young Lawyers Division

Association for Women Lawyers

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