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Counseled numerous executives of large companies regarding compensation, non-compete agreements, equity ownership, deferred compensation, and related issues.
Represented purchaser of staffing and recruiting agency including negotiation and drafting of complex earnout arrangement.
Represented large lumber yard operator as purchaser in roll up transaction of regional lumber yard operation.
Counseled clients in liquor license regulations (City of Madison and other municipalities) including in connection with resort and hotel management arrangements.
Represented commercial property developers in significant construction loan financing transactions (banks) and permanent loan financing transactions (life insurance companies).
Represented industrial borrowers in industrial revenue bond financing transactions.
Represented owner of hotel in negotiating agreements for investment by the third party manager in the hotel ownership entity.
Represented numerous commercial property owners in 1031 exchange (Starker) transactions including parking arrangements.
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.
Represented purchaser in a stock acquisition of a Midwest transportation services business.
Represented industrial property investor in the acquisition, leasing, and disposition of industrial property.
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.
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.
Represented purchaser of portfolio of restaurant franchises in acquisition of businesses and various lease and guaranty modifications and landlord consent issues.
Represented hotel owner in sale of hotel to investor group.
Counseled clients regarding the OSHA silica rules including advice regarding employee notices, testing requirements, and medical surveillance requirements.
Successfully defended high profile winery at jury trial from multiple plaintiffs’ claims that they were exposed to histoplasmosis triggered by accumulations of bat guano.
Represented a community bank in a $3.6 million condominium construction loan.
Represented a hospitality developer in conventional and mezzanine loans in multiple phases of a resort facility.
Represented a national lender in a $20 million credit facility to fund an ESOP transaction for a multistate auto equipment wholesaler.