Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Shawn M. Govern

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Shawn practices with a unique perspective and eye towards the most favorable outcome. His career spans 20 years in business law, real estate law, transactional matters and a variety of litigation. As a proponent of closely held businesses, Shawn seeks to assist family business owners with their day to day legal needs, as well as the family’s individual legal needs. His litigation experience includes trying cases in Federal, State, Trial and the Appellate Courts.


Shawn represents family owned businesses, banks, privately and publicly held entities as well as financial institutions, car dealerships and more. Some of his clients include:

  • BruMar Productions, LLC 
  • Celtic Bank
  • Rosen Nissan, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Boiler
  • ​Perfection Plus Real Estate Services, Inc.
  • The Sportsman Channel, Inc.
  • Rocky Trail Productions
  • Ki​nateder Masonry
  • ​Webb & Gerritsen, Inc.
  • Northwoods Software Development
  • Graphics Communication, Inc.

Notable Representations

Clients appreciate Shawn’s understanding of their legal objectives because he strives to provide responsive, affordable representation. Shawn has represented clients in matters such as:

  • Preparation of various business agreements related to the acquisition and operation of businesses, including business sales, franchises and distributorships.
  • Transactional documents related to the sale of commercial, industrial and residential properties; bank loan documentation.
  • The preparation of leases, easements, construction agreements and other documents associated with the ownership of real estate.
  • Litigation of an extensive variety of civil matters ranging from insurance disputes, personal injury, probate matters, commercial transactions, creditors rights, collections, foreclosures, replevins and business litigation.
  • Dussault v. Chrysler Corp., 229 Wis. 2d 296, 600 N.W.2d 6 (Wis. App. 1999)
  • In re Estate of Fredericks, 319 Wis. 2d 232, 769 N.W.2d 572 (Unpublished 2009)
  • PHH Mortg. Corp v. Kolodziej, 2011 WL 831175 (Wis. App. 2011)

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DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Madison, Greater Milwaukee, Green Bay and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.


We are an active and proud member of Lexwork International, an association of mid-sized independent law firms in major cities located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and an active member of SCG Legal, an association of more than 140 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 state capitals and major commercial centers around the world.


Best Lawyers 2013 – 2021
Super Lawyers 2021
Compass Award 2012
Top 100 Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers Association


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