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Attorney Kevin J. Terry Elected to Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
Posted on Oct 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 - Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the appointment of Attorney Kevin J.T. Terry to the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) effective October 3, 2014. He will serve a four-year term.

Kevin has concentrated his practice on working with employers in both the public and private sectors. As legal counsel for many school districts in northern and central Wisconsin, he works directly with school boards on issues such as open meetings and public records law. Additionally, Kevin advises school boards and administrators on labor and employment concerns, student expulsions, and other matters affecting Wisconsin schools in the post-Act 10 world.

The Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) is a 104-member organization of attorneys representing school boards on an attorney-client basis. WSAA was created to assist and facilitate the exchange of information among attorneys practicing school law in the State of Wisconsin. The members of the WSAA are attorneys serving as legal counsel for members of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB); since 1971 the organizations have worked closely together. The WSAA does not get involved with legislative advocacy and is not registered to lobby.


Attorney Matthew D. Rowe Elected to Meritas Board of Directors
Posted on May 13, 2014

Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the appointment of Attorney Matthew D. Rowe to the Board of Directors for Meritas, a global alliance of independent business law firms. Mr. Rowe was elected to the position at the alliances recent annual meeting.

In his role as board member, Mr. Rowe will be responsible for reviewing and establishing policy and setting strategy for the alliance. Mr. Rowe will also act as an organizational leader, serving as a liaison to member firms on administrative issues. He will maintain contact with members, encourage and promote cross communications, and gather feedback on Meritas initiatives. Mr. Rowe will serve a three-year term, during which time he will also serve on the finance committee. Meritas Board of Directors is comprised of 21 lawyers from its member firms around the world.

Were thrilled that Matt will be joining the Meritas board of directors, said Tanna Moore, president and CEO of Meritas. Matt has always been a strong advocate for the organization, and Meritas will continue to rely on his insights during strategic planning, business development, and member recruitment, retention and development efforts.

Mr. Rowe has been involved with Meritas for a number of years, during which time he has served as Ruder Wares primary Meritas contact in addition to serving on the finance committee.

Mr. Rowe practices primarily in the areas of corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions and related acquisition financings, and the representation of financial institutions in connection with regulatory and other matters. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is also a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School