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Bryan Thomas Kroes

Entertainment Attorney at Wauwatosa, WI

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Bryan Kroes is an attorney with Hurtado Zimmerman SC. His practice focuses on Construction, Real Estate, Entertainment, Public Bond Finance and General Business Law. If you are seeking a consultation or looking to retain Attorney Kroes please contact him at his office,, as responses to direct messages have not worked previously.

Licensed for 9 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/05/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Bryan

Hurtado Zimmerman S.C.
1011 N. Mayfair Road
Suite 204
Wauwatosa, WI, 53226

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Posted by Charles | May 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate and business formation
I worked with Bryan Kroes on our real estate closing, forming LLC's in Wisconsin, wills and more. His extensive experience working construction before law school, his history and breadth of experience in real estate transactions and law set him apart. Having worked with many lawyers, in many fields, in many states, Bryan is by far my favorite. He is timely, thorough, well priced and gives excellent advice and service. If you are establishing a new business or working through a real estate deal, Bryan is the best lawyer to have on your side.
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Posted by Monica | June 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bryan Kroes For the Win!
Bryan Kroes was incredible, and we highly recommend him. He helped us with a personal issue when our previous landlord tried to wrongfully withhold money from our security deposit. We had no clue where to start with disputing the claims, but Bryan walked us through every step of the way. In less than a week of initially talking with Bryan, we got our full security deposit returned from the landlord. Bryan coached us in crafting a persuasive letter to our landlord to start the dispute. When that was not enough to motivate the landlord, Bryan called him personally, which ultimately persuaded him to return what was rightfully ours. Bryan was knowledgable, professional, and timely with all responses. We are so grateful for his expertise and skillful approach to our situation!
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Posted by Jon | September 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Very Knowledgeable and Personable Lawyer
I hired Bryan a year ago as my attorney to help me with a copyright issue involving a former band mate. The ex band mate and their attorney used a lot of scare tactics early on to get me to comply with their demands. Bryan was able to explain to me my rights in the case and to get their attorney to cease their overzealous actions. I thought it was very cool to find out that Bryan is a musician himself. This really gave me the feeling like I could directly relate to him as another musician and not just someone who is representing me in legal affairs. Bryan took a lot of personal interest in my case and really made me feel like he was concerned for my well being and to make sure I was more than just a client. I was more than impressed with Bryan's knowledge of music law and it really helped me out in my case, which was evident when applying it to confirm what I was entitled to. The opposing attorney couldn't match up with Bryan's vast understanding in the field of music law, and he was able to successfully apply the law to show them their claims and demands were not legally applicable. I seriously can not put into words how grateful I am to Bryan for defending me and caring so much about me and my case. Without his help, I know my situation would not have turned out as favorably. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal console in the field of music. With his knowledge, experience, and care, you will be in great hands.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Educational and Trusting Experience
I always have a lot of questions, and I feel like Bryan has no problem answering my questions while also taking care of business. Letters and contracts that we have had to write up are the business, but if I want to know why we are doing something... no problem. I am learning new things I need to be doing thanks to working with Bryan.
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Posted by Leroy | April 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Music Rights
I would recommend Bryan Kroes to any in the entertainment field. I am currently working on a reproduction idea and Bryan has been very forthright and diligent in his research in my project. There are a a lot of unknowns in the the music business. Bryan is a great resource for answers and solutions. I will continue to use Bryan for all my music business needs : Licensing research, copy rights, contracts etc. If you don't know the answers for your music business needs, I would give Bryan a call. Respectfully, Leroy
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Posted by Sam | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
Attorney Bryan Kroes was a great choice both times I have hired him. He is very detailed and precise when it comes to specific details regarding your situation. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and clear when explaining how the law can and can not applied to my case. I have met with him at his office and outside his office and every time he was kind and professional. He kept my interests at the top of his prioties and was very honest throughout the entire process. He went beyond meeting my expectations both times I have hired him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by David | January 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
strongly recommended!
Ive used Bryan Kroes twice now. Once for my business to fix a problem with someone trying to pretend to be my business on the internet. With a couple of letters Bryan got them to make the necessary changes to their website to actually say who they are!. Most recently Bryan helped me with a small claims court case. I had 0 knowledge of the process. Bryan walked me though each step, helping me fill out and file the necessary forms. Helping me win my case easily. It was obvious the accused had no lawyer helping him and it helped me end the case sooner. Thank you! David J Treutelaar Waukesha Plumbing LLC
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Hurtado Zimmerman SC
  • 2012 - Present

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Associations

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • Member: Milwaukee Chapter
  • 2019 - Present
  • Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association (WELA)
  • Founding Member, Board Member, and Treasurer
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Metropolitan Builders Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mitchell Street Development Opportunities Corp.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star Honoree
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Up and Coming Lawyers Award
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • 2019

Publications

  • Wolters Kluwer publication
  • 50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law (2022 Supplement)(Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2022
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Lots to Think About: Contracting in Response to How Global Events Affect Construction
  • 2022
  • Wisconsin Law Journal
  • Not the Same Old Song: Mechanical Licensing Collective Offers New Blanket License for Digital Uses of Music
  • 2021
  • Wolters Kluwer publication
  • 50 State COnstruction Lien and Bond Law (2021 Supplement)(Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2021
  • Wolters Kluwer publication
  • 50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law (2020 Supplement)(Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2020
  • Wolters Kluwer publication
  • 50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law (2019 Supplement)(Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2019
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • 50 State Lien Law Update (2017-2018) (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2018
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • 50 State Architect/Engineer Plan Stamping Requirements
  • 2018
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Case Law and Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2016-2017 Supplement) (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2017
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Construction Law Update: Case Law and Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (2014-2015) (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2015
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • 50 State Mechanic's Lien Law Pamphlet (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2015
  • Aspen Publishers
  • 50 State Construction Lien and Bond Law (2014-2015 Supplement) (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2015
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • ConsensusDOCS BIM Addendum Working Group - Intellectual Property
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wisconsin Music Venture
  • Wisconsin Music Venture Negotiation Workshop
  • 2022
  • Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association
  • Songwriting 101 For Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Song-A-Week
  • Interactive: Legal Aspects of Songwriting
  • 2022
  • Quit Getting Screwed Podcast
  • Episode 50: The Importance of Intellectual Property
  • 2022
  • MKE MusicTech Catalyst
  • Music Intellectual Porperty, Sync, and Publishing Administration
  • 2022
  • Halfmoon Education Live Continuing Education Webinars
  • Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and Trade Secrets
  • 2022
  • Halfmoon Education Live Continuing Education Webinars
  • Recognizing Your Rights, Responsibilities, and Risks Under Contracts
  • 2022
  • Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association
  • CLE-IP for Creatives: An Entertainment Law Primer for Your Practice
  • 2021
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Music Class - Guest Lecturer - 11/04/21
  • 2021
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Music Class - Guest Lecturer - 11/02/21
  • 2021
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Music Class - Guest Lecturer - 03/25/21
  • 2021
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College, Music Class - Guest Lecturer - 03/23/21
  • 2021
  • Marquette Entertainment Law Society Lunch with Lawyers
  • Marquette Entertainment Law Society Lunch with Lawyers
  • 2021
  • American Bar Association
  • LEgal and Practical Issues in Outdoor Music Entertainment
  • 2021
  • American Bar Association
  • LEgal and Practical Issues in Outdoor Music Entertainment
  • 2021
  • National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports and Entertainment Law 2020 - Ethical Pitfalls in Representing Creative Collaborators (Organization as Client)
  • 2020
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry - Milwaukee
  • Legal Experts Discuss Hot Topics for Contractors
  • 2020
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College Music Buisness Class
  • Music Business Class Guest Lecturer
  • 2020
  • Metropolitan Builders Association - Remodeler's Council
  • Residential Construction Contracts: Risks of Design and Design Delegation
  • 2016
  • Metropolitan Builders Association - Remodeler's Council
  • (Don't) Take This Job and Shove It: Practical Consideration in Remodeling Contracting
  • 2015
  • Marquette University Law School Guest Lecturer
  • Drafting the Wisconsin Commerical Real Estate Transaction
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Bryan
Construction and development Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse Bryan without reservation. Bryan is a diligent, thorough, and hard-working lawyer, always looking out for his clients' best interests."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan is an excellent lawyer. I've known him for several years, and I have found him to be a knowledgeable, hard working, and passionate advocate for his clients. I recommend him without hesitation."
Entertainment
Wauwatosa Entertainment Lawyer Bryan Thomas Kroes
Bryan Thomas Kroes
Entertainment Attorney
Wauwatosa, WI
Licensed for 9 years
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