The firm is pleased to announce that Megan Lewis and Trevor Stapleton, both formerly associates, have been made partners in the firm.
Ms. Lewis joined Wilke Fleury in 2002 after graduating from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Her practice areas include representing businesses in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings and assisting businesses with corporate formation and litigation. She currently serves as Treasurer for Women Lawyers of Sacramento; Vice Chair of the Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association; Board Member of California Women Lawyers; and is a member of the Junior League of Sacramento. "
Mr. Stapleton, who joined the firm in 2005, is a transactional attorney advising businesses, professionals and entrepreneurs in all aspects of strategic planning including taxation, formation, sales and mergers, business transactions, asset protection and general business law. His practice also includes estate planning, probate and trust law, tax controversies and audits, as well as advising non-profit organizations. He received his Juris Doctorate and certificate in Dispute Resolution from Willamette University College of Law and his LL.M.in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. He is admitted to practice in both Washington and California. He also serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of the Down Syndrome Information Alliance, a Sacramento non-profit organization providing resources and support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
Wilke Fleury Managing Partner, Michael Polis, said, "Megan and Trevor have been recognized for their outstanding service to our clients and to the community. We are delighted to welcome them as new partners and look forward to their long and successful affiliation with our firm."
Michael Polis has been named the firm’s managing partner. Mr. Polis, who has been with the firm since 1994, takes over the position from Jim Krtil. Mr. Polis received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Polis’ practice focuses on advising Knox-Keene health care service plans and health insurers with compliance-related issues. In addition, he advises insurance agencies and administrators with respect to compliance-related matters. He also advises dentists, physicians, chiropractors and optometrists with respect to corporate formation and tax-related matters. Mr. Polis has written numerous articles on health care, insurance and managed care compliance issues. He has also presented at the California Association of Dental Plans on Knox-Keene compliance-related issues.
Mr. Polis is a member and former chairman of the Health Care Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association. He is licensed in California as a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is the Chairman of the Board of Fresh Producers, Inc. and former chair of Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley, Inc. In addition, he teaches cost accounting, business and corporate law at the University of California, Davis Extension Program.
Former legislator, Rick Keene, has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Keene served in the Assembly for three terms where he rose to assume several Republican leadership positions, including Republican Whip and Vice Chair of the Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. He also served as the lead Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, Keene served as a councilman and mayor to the City of Chico, CA.
Keene, who obtained his B.A. from CSU Chico, received his Juris Doctorate degree from Cal Northern School of Law and practiced law in his Chico law firm for 15 years before his election to the Assembly. "Our firm is excited to continue to add colleagues with tremendous and varied backgrounds, such as Rick Keene,” said Michael G. Polis, Managing Partner. “Our clients and future clients will benefit from his local and state government experience, legal knowledge and counsel. "