Edward A. Corcoran

Phone Number:  608-661-4536
Email Address:  ecorcoran@neiderboucher.com

Ed is an experienced litigator and adviser to businesses, individuals, financial institutions, local government and insurance companies in a variety of areas including title insurance law, labor and employment law, as well as commercial and property disputes, workouts and bankruptcy related issues. Ed’s goal with all representation is to provide counsel to avoid disputes or reach a reasonable compromise whenever possible. However, when circumstances require litigation, he finds that thorough preparation lets the adverse party understand the strength and resolve of the client’s position is the best way to achieve resolution by settlement. When litigation was required, Ed has taken both jury and bench trials to conclusion in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, as well as before a wide variety of administrative agencies and arbitrators. When an appeal has been necessary Ed has handled appeals before all courts and agencies where he has practiced. Title Insurance/Bad Faith and Wrongful Denial of Claims: In the title insurance area his representation is limited to business, financial institutions and individuals with claims failing to defend against title insurance companies, including bad faith for wrongful denial of claim, as well as monitoring the scope and progress of any defense provided and helping evaluate the coverage that needs to be purchased to avoid duplication of costs and charges. Labor and Employment Relations/Wage and Hour Law: In the labor and employment area, Ed represents business and local governments in collective bargaining, wages and hour, wrongful termination of fair employment, grievances and disputes. Ed also has the unique background of being a former fair employment investigator as well as wage and hour auditor prior to attending law school. The wage and hour background may prove to be very beneficial for his clients with the changes in federal overtime regulations that will be upon most businesses by early 2016. Commercial and Property Dispute Litigation: In the area of commercial disputes, Ed has long represented financial institutions in foreclosure, workout agreements and bankruptcy related matters, as well as businesses and individuals in commercial and property disputes. Tribal Law: In the area of Tribal Law Ed has represented businesses and municipalities in disputes related to financial issues and gaming. Ed has also represented tribes with regard to financial and gaming issues, as well as water and environmental issues that formed the basis for the successful multi-year challenge to a large mine in northern Wisconsin.

J.D. 1981, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. 1974, University of Wisconsin-Madison

State of Wisconsin 1981
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin 1981
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin 1985
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals 1995
State of Colorado 2001
U.S. Supreme Court 2002
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado 2008
Pro hac vice Admissions:
State of Indiana, County of Bartholomew 2002
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware 2003
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Iowa 2004
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey 2004
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York 2007

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Ratingsâ„¢ by Martindale-Hubbell®

– In re: A & H, Inc., 122 BR 84 (WD Wis. 1990)
– Crawford County v. WERC, 177 Wis. 2d 66, 501 N.W.2d 836 (Ct. App. 1993)
– State of Wisconsin v. EPA and Sokaogan Chippewa Community, 266 F.3d 741 (7th Cir 2001) cert denied 535 US 1121, 122 S. Ct. 2347, 153 L.Ed. 174 (2002)
City of Stoughton v. Thomasson Lumber Co., 269 Wis. 2d 339, 675 N.W.2d 487, 2004 WI App 6
– State Bank of Cross Plains v. Garavalia, 294 Wis. 2d 699, 717 N.W.2d 854, 2006 WI App 130
Hunt Club Condominiums, Inc. v. Mac-Gray Services, Inc., 295 Wis. 2d 780, 721 N.W.2d 117, 2006 WI App 167
Jackson v. Smedema Trucking, Inc., 536 F.Supp.2d 1009 (2008)
State Bank of Cross Plains v. Julia Latimer, 330 Wis.2d 835, 2011 WI App 1 (Wis. Ct. App. 2010
Skogen v. Skogen, 345 Wis.2d 846, 2011 WI App 1218 (Wis. Ct. App. 2012)
Wilcox, et al. v. Estate of Ralph Hines, et al., 348 Wis. 2d 124, 831 N.W.2d 791, 2013 WI App 68
Wilcox, et al. v. Estate of Ralph Hines, et al., 348 Wis. 2d 124, 831 N.W.2d 791, 2014 WI 60
In re Bulk Petroleum Corp., 796 F.3d 667 (2015)

Ed has made countless presentations in Wisconsin and elsewhere on a variety of subjects. Ed has also authored many articles and has been a contributing author to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law from 2006 to present.

Ed’s proudest accomplishments have been to assist his clients in using the legal system to achieve resolution of a dispute that allows the client to obtain, retain or protect property or other benefits to which the client was entitled by contract, statute or the constitution, and where the client was wrongfully or intentionally deprived of property or a benefit, appropriate damages for bad faith.