Client Successes

Negotiation of Right of First Refusal

Represented developer and manager of hotel in connection with investment in project by outside investor involving negotiation of right of first refusal and other agreements.

Edward Lawton
TIF Development Agreements

Represented several developers in drafting and negotiation of TIF development agreements with Wisconsin municipalities and in negotiation and drafting of related bank financing using “pay as you go” TIF payments as collateral.

Edward Lawton
Frac Sand & Resort Land Assemblage Transactions

Represented purchasers in large frac sand and resort land assemblage transactions in Wisconsin and Texas.

Edward Lawton
Counseled Executives of Large Companies

Counseled numerous executives of large companies regarding compensation, non-compete agreements, equity ownership, deferred compensation, and related issues.

Edward Lawton
Negotiations & Drafting Earnout Arrangment

Represented purchaser of staffing and recruiting agency including negotiation and drafting of complex earnout arrangement.

Edward Lawton
Regional Lumber Yard Operation Roll Up Transaction

Represented large lumber yard operator as purchaser in roll up transaction of regional lumber yard operation.

Edward Lawton
Liquor License Regulations

Counseled clients in liquor license regulations (City of Madison and other municipalities) including in connection with resort and hotel management arrangements.

Edward Lawton
Construction Loan & Permanent Loan Financing Transactions

Represented commercial property developers in significant construction loan financing transactions (banks) and permanent loan financing transactions (life insurance companies).

Edward Lawton
Industrial Revenue Bond Financing Transactions

Represented industrial borrowers in industrial revenue bond financing transactions.

Edward Lawton
Investment Agreement Negotiation

Represented owner of hotel in negotiating agreements for investment by the third party manager in the hotel ownership entity.

Edward Lawton
1031 Exchange Transactions

Represented numerous commercial property owners in 1031 exchange (Starker) transactions including parking arrangements.

Edward Lawton
Large Industrial Building Sale in SE Wisconsin

Represented seller of a large industrial building located in southeast Wisconsin in the sale of the property involving a complex pre-closing occupancy arrangement resolution of title issues, and 1031 exchange as to sale proceeds.

Edward Lawton
Midwest Transportation Service Acquisition

Represented purchaser in a stock acquisition of a Midwest transportation services business.

Industrial Property

Represented industrial property investor in the acquisition, leasing, and disposition of industrial property.

Edward Lawton
Drafting & Negotiation

Represented numerous office building owners and tenants in drafting and negotiation of leases including, addressing build-out and tenant improvement allowance issues and right of first refusal and other preemptive rights.

Edward Lawton
Sale of Operating Business & Real Estate

Represented owner of restaurant franchise in the sale of operating business and real estate and the 1031 exchange of real estate proceeds into a triple net leased industrial property.

Edward Lawton
Represented Purchaser

Represented purchaser of portfolio of restaurant franchises in acquisition of businesses and various lease and guaranty modifications and landlord consent issues.

Edward Lawton
Hotel Sale

Represented hotel owner in sale of hotel to investor group.

Edward Lawton
OSHA Silica

Counseled clients regarding the OSHA silica rules including advice regarding employee notices, testing requirements, and medical surveillance requirements.

Edward Lawton
Obtained Defense Verdict in Multimillion Dollar Fungal Exposure Case

Successfully defended high profile winery at jury trial from multiple plaintiffs’ claims that they were exposed to histoplasmosis triggered by accumulations of bat guano.

Paul Curtis
Insurance Claims & Defense