Client Successes

Midwest Transportation Service Acquisition

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

$26.5 Million Refinance Closing

Attorney Ed Lawton and Attorney Don Murn represented a client in the successful completion of a $26.5 million refinance transaction. The transaction required the client to defease their existing mortgage loan. Attorney Lawton and Attorney Murn dealt with the complex array of loan and defeasance documents on behalf of their client to complete the transactions and also guided the client and the other parties through the complex multi-tier ownership structure that governed the underlying real estate asset.

$300M Multistate Acquisition of Shopping Centers

Acted as purchaser’s local counsel in a $300,000,000 multistate acquisition of shopping centers

Mergers and Acquisitions in Various Industries

Handled mergers and acquisitions involving community associations, transportation companies, service companies and manufacturing companies.

Merger & Acquisition – Insurance Agencies & Financial Service Providers

Merger and acquisition regarding insurance agencies and financial service providers

Strategic Reorganization Involving $30M Private Venture Fund Investor

Engaged and currently assisting client with strategic reorganization involving a $30 million dollar private venture fund investor.

Acquisition, Permitting, WDNR Issues & Dispute Resolutions

Represented frac sand companies in acquisition, permitting, WDNR issues, and dispute resolutions

Acquisition and Development of Over $140 Million of Senior Housing Facilities

Represented a client in the acquisition and development of over $140 million of senior housing facilities that offer a continuum of care

Represented One of Largest Heavy Duty Truck Dealers in US in Acquisition

Represented one of the largest heavy duty truck dealers in the United States in the acquisition of several heavy duty truck dealerships

Portfolio Acquisition / Finance / Rehabilitation

Represented a non-profit affordable housing client in the acquisition, finance and rehabilitation of a 1,077 unit Section 8 portfolio consisting of projects located in 21 communities across Wisconsin by utilizing 4% low income housing tax credits and $41.5 million of bond financing

$900M Insurance Company Acquisition

Advised publicly traded health insurance company in connection with obtaining approval from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance for the $900 million acquisition of an insurance company domiciled in Wisconsin

Restructure of Multimillion-Dollar Business

Restructure of multimillion-dollar business with more than 30 locations on behalf of the debtor, successfully reorganizing without the need for federal court or state court protection

Sale to Multinational Corporation

Sale of closely held business to multinational corporation

Sale & Acquisition

Representation of individuals and companies in the sale and acquisition of businesses, both as stock transactions and asset sales

Hotel Expansion

Represented large hotel with expansion through a condominium development, purchase of golf courses and annexation into city. The annexation included large acreage of Wisconsin DNR lands.

Merger with Banking Corporation

Represented investment advisory firm in connection with “A” reorganization and merger with Wisconsin banking corporation