The growing team at Breneman, Weber and Wirtz is, back row from left to right, Mark Breneman, Alyssa Jerde and Thomas Wirtz. Seated in front from left to right are Deja Weber, Michelle Frohrip and Amelia Jerde. Photo by Melanie Dobson
By Jake Leif
Mark Breneman has been working in the field of law for 30 years, but just made the move from Rochester to Byron a few years back.
Three years ago, Breneman figured that most of his business came from Byron and made the bold decision to move closer to his clients. He was pleased with his move, but something was still missing from his job. He found that working on his own was tiresome and a struggle. Breneman had no one to bounce ideas off of or even to cover his back. The idea hit Breneman one day to call up an old friend and colleague. Thomas Wirtz was a Wisconsin lawyer that had helped Breneman in several cases. Breneman made the offer of a partnership with Wirtz and later Deja Weber.
"The partnership is similar to a sports team, you can't just play as a singular person against a whole other team," Breneman said.