von Briesen & Roper is a Wisconsin-based law firm with a strong, diverse and thriving regional, national and international practice. von Briesen & Roper's innovative spirit dates back to 1904, when Ernst von Briesen opened his doors and displayed a window sign that read “Advocate.” When a new financial institution was founded in his neighborhood, Ernst and his team began a long-term relationship that continues to this day. Ernst's firm counseled clients through World War I and the depression, concentrating on business and commercial matters, banking, estate planning and probate as well as other personal legal work for individual clients. As the years passed and his clients' needs grew, so too did the firm and the vision of its members. Today von Briesen has more than 100 lawyers and is the seventh largest law firm in Wisconsin. They are leaders in corporate, commercial, health, banking, litigation, risk management, labor, real estate, construction, employee benefits, intellectual property and wealth management law.