Isaac S. Brodkey

Attorney
Attorney
Legal Assistant
Patricia Robinson
608-259-2654
probinson@staffordlaw.com

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On the Job

Practice

Isaac Brodkey is an attorney in Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office. Isaac’s practice focuses on counseling businesses on everything from day-to-day operations to handling and resolving disputes. His experience ranges from advising local Wisconsin-based companies to regional, national, and international entities. In particular, Isaac counsels and problem-solves for manufacturers, distributors, and all other parties to a distribution network in both transactional and litigation matters. In the transactional context, Isaac regularly prepares and negotiates distribution, manufacturing, and asset purchase agreements. Isaac routinely advises businesses of their rights and obligations under the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law, the Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Dealership Law, and Wisconsin’s three-tier alcohol distribution system. Isaac is also knowledgeable regarding complying with the Wisconsin Franchise Investment Law and the franchise and dealership laws of other states.

When litigation is necessary, Isaac is experienced in handling and resolving disputes. He has litigated relatively straightforward contract and debt obligation claims to considerably more involved dealership and franchise termination litigation, derivative shareholder actions, and trademark and trade secret misappropriation, among other complex commercial issues. Isaac has counseled parties in matters at both the trial and appellate level in Wisconsin and the Seventh Circuit, as well as in arbitration and before administrative agencies.

In addition to assisting with problem solving for businesses, Isaac works extensively on appellate, municipal, environmental, and administrative matters. Isaac contributes to the editing and publication of the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law treatise and regularly publishes blogs and law review articles on a variety of topics.

Prior to joining Stafford Rosenbaum LLP, Isaac graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School and was elected to Order of the Coif. While in law school, Isaac earned Best Performance awards in civil procedure, criminal procedure, and intellectual property courses. Isaac was an articles editor for the Wisconsin Law Review and served for two years as a teaching assistant for the Law School’s Property Law course.

Isaac is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 2021, cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln (B.S., 2017, Business Administration)

Professional Memberships, Admissions, and Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Western District of Wisconsin, Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Village of DeForest Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Beth Israel Center Membership Committee
  • Delta Sigma Pi

Off the Job

Isaac and his wife, Megan, who also practices in Madison, are active in the Madison Jewish community. Isaac and Megan enjoy visiting Wisconsin state parks and traveling to other spots in the Midwest. Some of their favorite locales include Door County, the North Shore of Lake Superior, and Omaha, Nebraska. Isaac is also involved in the University of Wisconsin Alumni Connection Program and is always happy to chat with current and prospective law students.

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