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As a member of the firm’s Banking & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, John regularly assists both secured and unsecured creditors, including banking institutions, servicers, commercial landlords and other entities, in the enforcement, collection and workout of loans, leases and other obligations.

John has extensive courtroom experience in utilizing Wisconsin collection remedies, such as foreclosure, replevin, garnishment, and the creation of various types of receiverships to protect or liquidate assets serving as collateral.

John also regularly represents the rights of creditors in both state Chapter 128 insolvency proceedings and federal bankruptcy proceedings.


John Assists Clients With

  • Enforcing the rights of all types of creditors, including financial institutions, loan servicers, commercial landlords, and other secured or unsecured creditors, both in state and federal courts;

  • Restructuring financial transactions and workouts or forbearance terms of troubled loans;

  • Drafting and reviewing loan documentation and security agreements;

  • Properly perfecting mortgages, security interests, and other types of liens

  •  Enforcing security instruments to liquidate all types of pledged collateral;

  • Post-judgment collection matters;

  • Commercial eviction matters;

  • Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) trust fund collection;

  • Enforcement of Theft by Contactor Claims.



Examples of John’s Recent Work

  • Coordinated the immediate involuntary judicial appointment and implementation of a Chapter 128 receiver to take control of a going business concern and its assets in order to collect a debt in excess of five million dollars

  • Efficiently liquidated via the judicial foreclosure process multiple properties located in several counties in a single court action;

  • Obtained a six figure settlement on behalf of a condominium association relative to defective window claims

  • Effectuated the appointment of a receiver, over the objections of the debtor, to complete the construction of a gas station and car wash serving as collateral for debtor’s obligations

  • Quickly concluded a strict foreclosure of real property to allow the owner to replant his property and reclaim its agricultural tax treatment

  • Successfully defended a federal court action brought by a pro se plaintiff alleging various civil rights violations

  • Attained the judicial appointment of a bank officer to take control of all of its debtor’s assets for purposes of liquidating the same, resulting in a six-figure settlement with the debtor

  • Assisted in obtaining and collecting upon a federal court summary judgment of nearly six million dollars against a debtor

  • Obtained a judicial decision awarding condominium dues and assessments against a condominium owner who claimed that the association’s assessments were improper and illegal

  • Coordinated the appointment of Chapter128 Receiver over the objections of the owner of a golf club to enable the successful and timely turnaround of the business

  • Obtained a bankruptcy decision confirming that a lender’s issuance of a 1099-C to a debtor after its write-off of debt is not treated under the law as a release of the obligation;

  • Regularly involved in commercial liquidations, workout and receivership matters pertaining to loans secured by multi-tenant retail, office, industrial, and residential facilities.


Representative Banking/Financial Clients

  • AnchorBank

  • Bank First National

  • First Business Bank–Milwaukee

  • PyraMax Bank

  • Ridgestone Bank

  • Bank of Kenosha

  • Waterstone Bank

  • InvestorsBank

  • Hometown Bank

  • BMO Harris

  • Flagstar Bank

  • CharterOne Bank

  • Waukesha State Bank

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Colony

  • Sabal Financial Group

  • SilverLeaf Financial

  • Sabal Financial Group

  • Midland Loan Services

  • C-III Asset Management


Practice areas


  1. Debt Collection: 20%
    3 years
  2. Foreclosure: 20%
    3 years
  3. Banking: 20%
    3 years
  4. Bankruptcy: 20%
    3 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Jonathan A. Lavoy

    Attorney Schreiber is an outstanding attorney. I have referred a number of clients to him for a wide variety of civil issues and he has done an excellent job for them. I would highly recommend him for assistance with contract issues, real estate, commercial landlord-tenant issues, and other related civil issues.


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Contact info

O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.

111 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1400
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-4807


WIGood Standing200203/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Wisconsin Super LawyersMilwaukee Magazine2014
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Highest law school grade in Law and the Ethics of LawyeringCALI Excellence for the Future Awards®N/A
Highest law school grade in Federal Taxation of EstatesCALI Excellence for the Future Awards®N/A
Highest law school grade in Gifts & Trust, and Estate PlanningCALI Excellence for the Future Awards®N/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderO'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.2001 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Groundwork MilwaukeeBoard of Directors, Secretary2007 - Present
Milwaukee Justice CenterVolunteerN/A
YMCA Sponsor-a-ScholarMentor2003 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WisconsinHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1997