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Joseph W. Seifert(414) 273-9900

Joseph W. Seifert was born in Muskego, Wisconsin in 1961 and is licensed to practice in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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  • University of the State of New York, Excelsior (B.S., Global Business, Summa Cum Laude)
  • Oxford University, Oxford, England, St. Anne's College (European Union Law; International Sales Law)
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Ohio State University Board of Judicial Review (2 years)
  • Charles W. Kettlewell Award for Professional Responsibility (2008)
  • Securities School of St. Paul, MN; General Securities & Corporate Finance
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; International Relations


  • American Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Milwaukee County Bar Association
  • Waukesha County Bar Association
  • US Federal Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • US Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Wisconsin


Chapter research on rules of immigration and visas, consular immunity, rules of document authentication & acts of Consuls, international effects of revised European Union Law, rules for the disposition of estates of deceased citizens abroad, effects of international treaties & court rulings: excerpts for publication in the Presidents’ Club Professor John B. Quigley revision of the International Consular Law manual.

Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Immigration
  • Civil Rights
  • International Finance & Trade
  • International Consular Law
  • Commercial Litigation and Business Disputes
  • Consumer & Commercial Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate

International Successes:

  • Structured finance packages for new factories in Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Trinidad, Israel and others. [2000 - 2003]
  • Developed and opened the first joint venture western cosmetics factory and distribution network in the Russian Federation and CIS [1992]
  • Championed an international joint venture merging a US customized window architecture firm with a European window manufacturer [1996]
  • Developed new markets and key accounts for service and industrial clients in the US, Eastern Europe and Central Asia [1998 - 2000]

Languages spoken:

  • Russian
  • German

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