Laura E. Callan

Legal Assistant
Karen Hussli

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On the Job

Attorney Laura Callan’s Practice

Attorney Laura Callan is a partner in the Madison office at Stafford Rosenbaum with a practice that concentrates on commercial and asset-based lending transactions, which include drafting and negotiating the full gamut of loan documents. As well, she is experienced at advising secured lenders on workout strategies, and enforcing their rights relative to collection, foreclosure, repossession, or bankruptcy proceedings.

Laura also has substantial experience representing quasi-governmental entities, particularly economic development organizations statewide. She has been designated by the United States Small Business Administration as a 504 closing attorney and brings to Stafford Rosenbaum an extensive knowledge of federal, state, and municipal government-sponsored loan programs.

Laura also specializes in commercial dispute resolution by litigation, arbitration, or mediation. Cost control is a major feature of her approach to litigation. She routinely recommends creative solutions to dispute resolution and seeks early settlement opportunities whenever they are advantageous to her clients in terms of cost and outcome.

Laura also regularly represents individuals and businesses in commercial and real estate transactions, identifying, quantifying, and reducing legal risks to business transactions. These transactions involve commercial leasing, purchase and sale transactions, development, as well as financing and construction contracting. She also offers extensive experience in a wide variety of general corporate and commercial transactions, including asset purchases and business start-ups.

Laura’s Court Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin
  • State of Michigan

Laura’s Education

  • Marquette University (J.D.)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A., Economics and Political Science, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Laura’s Professional Memberships and Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association

Off the Job

Favorite Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

Favorite Law Show: True Detective

Favorite Book: Castles Burning: A Child’s Life in War by Magda Denes

Last Book Read: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Would Like to Visit: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, B.C.

Last Place Visited: Missoula, MT

Community Involvement

  • All City Swim Meet, Volunteer
  • Doyenne Group, Member
  • TEMPO, Member
  • UW Law School Mock Interviews, Volunteer
  • UW Law School’s Veterans Law Center, Volunteer
  • Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament, Volunteer

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