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The future of work, staying safe on the site and navigating the pandemic


Despite the global pandemic, construction projects are moving forward across the state of Wisconsin. With Safer at Home winding down, it’s more important than ever to keep your employees safe on the job site and in the office, while focusing on obtaining future work in this new environment.

Join us on May 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM for a special FREE virtual edition of The Daily Reporter’s Building Business series, where we’ll hear from one of the largest contractors in the state about how they’re proceeding to bid out and design future work, and staying safe on the job site. We’ll also hear from construction attorneys on navigating the pandemic and what it means to your business.




John Gilroyjelen
Area Manager, Gilbane Building Co.

John Gilroy is a 32-year veteran of the construction industry. He has worked on a variety of projects that have helped shape both greater Milwaukee and places beyond, including Carroll University in Waukesha, Discovery World in Milwaukee and the Hill Farms State Office Building in Madison. He was named Project Executive of the Year at the 2019 Daily Reporter Newsmakers of the Year awards event.

pfeil-b-enviro-june-2016Brian J. Pfeil
Construction and Litigation Attorney, Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.

Brian Pfeil serves as Chair of the Litigation Team and practices in the Milwaukee office. His practice primarily focuses on disputes involving real property, including boundary disputes, water (riparian) rights, easements, partition actions and complex foreclosures, and workouts. He also represents residential builders and remodelers, homeowners, commercial builders, developers, and many trades within the construction industry, and represents national title companies regarding their insured’s property rights in lien priority disputes, challenges to the validity and enforceability of conveyance documents and title to property, and fraudulent real estate transactions and he represents owners and lenders with regard to their title and security interests in real property.

steffek-aTony J. Steffek
Labor and Employment and Litigation Attorney, Davis|Kuelthau, s.c.

As a member of Davis|Kuelthau’s labor and employment team, Tony Steffek assists employers, both big and small, in wading through the various HR-related issues that arise in today’s employment world. He helps with issues such as hiring/firing, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants, disability and ADA issues, FMLA and other leave matters, employee handbook review and revision, sensitive personnel matters and investigations, OSHA compliance, wage and hour issues, and labor negotiations. He also provides public entities and schools, both primary/secondary and post-secondary, with advice and counsel on issues specific to those clients.


Dan Shaw
Managing Editor, The Daily Reporter

Dan Shaw is an award-winning journalist who has been with The Daily Reporter for seven years, both as a Capitol beat and construction reporter and an editor. He has been the managing editor of The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Law Journal for two years, during which the publications have won numerous awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and Milwaukee Press Club.

Don’t miss your chance to hear from the people preparing the next big projects in the region, and the contractors that are safely navigating work through the COVID-19 crisis.

The Daily Reporter’s Building Business series is a quarterly roundtable series focused on helping your firm get work on the big projects around the region. Join us for our first-ever virtual Building Business. While we won’t be providing the coffee and never-ending bacon you’re used to, we’re making this important event free of charge thanks to our sponsor, Davis|Kuelthau s.c.