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As the head of the firm’s Banking & Creditors’ Rights Practice Group. Seth regularly serves as a court-appointed receiver. He also represents financial institutions, secured and unsecured corporate or individual creditors, and financially troubled corporations in both state and federal courts. He also assists business owners by guiding them through the process of informal financial work-outs and refinancing. Seth has extensive experience serving as court-appointed receiver, and representing court-appointed receivers, throughout the state in assignments for the benefit of creditors (Chapter 128 Receiverships), real estate foreclosures, the wind-up of closely held corporations, and complex post -judgment collection matters. Seth also assists clients with the acquisition or disposition of businesses and/or business assets in insolvency proceedings, as well as representation of both secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy proceedings across the country.


Seth Assists Clients With

• Structuring financial transactions and workouts
• Representing financial institutions as well as secured and unsecured corporate or individual creditors in state and federal courts
• Acquisition or disposition of businesses in insolvency proceedings
• Complex post-judgment collection matters


Examples of Seth’s Recent Client Work

• Acting as court-appointed receiver, Seth has handled all aspects of the sale, wind-down, and liquidation of dozens of financially distressed businesses across the state

• Swiftly and efficiently finalized the affairs of a closely held company in his role as receiver by selling a multi-million dollar parcel of partially developed land despite a hotly contested dispute between owners

• Guided a local manufacturing company smoothly and successfully through a situation where the company's key supplier had declared bankruptcy, threatening an interruption in the company's lines of production

• Collected numerous six figure judgements as supplemental receiver

• Served as a Special Master in pending divorce proceeding, whereby he oversaw and administered a multi-million dollar marital estate


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. M & A: 20%
  2. Foreclosure: 20%
  3. Financial Services: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Corporate: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Seth has been involved in several legal matters in which I have also been involved. He is intelligent, learned, and aggressive. I heartily endorse this lawyer's work.


    James McNeilly
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Contact info

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

111 E Wisconsin Ave
Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI, 53202


WIGood Standing199703/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Best Lawyers in America® (Litigation-Bankruptcy/M&A Law)Best Lawyers2016
Wisconsin Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2015
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"Top 25 Lawyers"Law & Politics Magazine2013
"Top 25 Lawyers"Milwaukee Magazine2013
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Wisconsin Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Top Rated LawyerAmerican Lawyer Media, Martindale-Hubbell2013
Wisconsin Super LawyersMilwaukee Magazine2012
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Best Lawyers in America® (Litigation-Bankruptcy/M&A Law)Best Lawyers2012
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderO'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C.2007 - Present
AssociateBeck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsky, S.C.2000 - 2007
AssociateThe Schroeder Group, S.C.1999 - 2000
AssociateHoward, Solochek & Weber, S.C.1997 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Federal Equity ReceiversAssociate Member2016 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Creditors' Rights SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bench and Bar CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Turnaround Management AssociationMemberN/A
Milwaukee Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionChairN/A
Uniform Law CommissionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of New MexicoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Legal Ins and Outs of Special Masters and Other Alternative Disputes Resolution Options in Family Court CasesSpeaker, The Role of “Special Masters”: What Makes You Special and Why2016
Wisconsin Association for Legal ProfessionalsDemystifying WI Receiverships2014
National Business InstituteWisconsin Foreclosures and Work-Outs2014
Hot Topics for Small Firm and Solo Practitioners seminarChapter 128 Receiverships; Overview & Perspectives2014