Alison Helland, Barry Blonien, and Christopher Schmidt Named Partners

Boardman Clark is proud to announce that Alison Helland, Barry Blonien, and Christopher Schmidt have been named as the firm’s newest partners. The three were unanimously elected to the partnership.

“Alison, Barry and Chris are all terrific attorneys who are developing vibrant and successful practices in a variety of practice areas,” said Richard Heinemann, Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee.  “Their entry into the partnership is a testament to Boardman Clark’s ability to attract and nurture legal talent and bodes well for the Firm’s continued success in the future.”   

Alison has been with the firm for over two years. Her practice focuses on assisting clients with business and individual tax planning, business sales and acquisitions, general business and contractual matters, and estate and succession planning. She also assists clients with issues relating to executive compensation and obtaining/maintaining tax-exempt status. In addition to her client work, she has played a major role in the firm's involvement in the Madison Public Market project.

Barry has been an attorney with the firm for close to 2 years.  He has worked on complex litigation matters involving constitutional law, civil rights, environmental justice, consumer rights, antitrust, false claims, class actions and collective actions, administrative law, and intellectual property.

Chris has been an attorney at Boardman Clark for nearly 6 years. He practices in the areas of estate planning, taxation, and business transactions. In his practice, Chris assists individuals, families, and small businesses with comprehensive planning. 


Boardman & Clark LLP is one of Madison’s largest and longest-standing law firms. The firm serves individuals, a wide range of business and corporate clients, school districts and local governments. Its areas of service include litigation, franchise and dealership law, business law, taxation, estate planning and probate, intellectual property, family law, municipal law, banking, labor and employment, land use, elder services, real estate, and school law.

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