Business & Outside General Counsel

We represent many closely held businesses ranging in size from small start-up entities to businesses with over 1,500 employees.  Our clients include corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, sole proprietors, and non-profit entities, and are comprised of various industries including manufacturing, health care, service, agriculture, utilities, and food products.  Many of our clients are multi-generational, family owned enterprises.

Business Formation/Start Ups

  • Selecting and creating various business entities including corporations, limited liability companies, or other entities to conduct your business
  • Articles of Organization and Articles of Incorporation
  • Operating Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Bylaws, Shareholder Agreements, and other business management agreements
  • Guidance in submitting appropriate filings to the State of Wisconsin

Buying and Selling Businesses & Assets (Mergers and Acquisitions)

  • Shareholder and Member "Buy-Outs"
  • Letters of Intent
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Assistance in developing a due diligence plan to explore viability of business acquisition, sale, or overall strategy
  • Merger Agreements

Business and Farm Succession Planning

  • Planning for the successful continuation of your business or farm, including transitions to the next generation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Dissolution Planning

Outside General Counsel

  • Contract review and day-to-day business representation
  • Preparation of business contract templates and assistance in establishing best practices relative to your business operations
  • Agriculture/Farming Business Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Employment and Consulting Agreements
  • Terms & Conditions (including international)
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Sales Representative Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Indemnity and Hold Harmless Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements