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Aug 1, 2023

Consolidation trend drives construction contractors to merge, attorney gives advice

As more and more Wisconsin contractors combine or buy like-minded companies, industry experts said contractors must be cognizant of company culture, track ongoing projects and work tight deadlines to make the best deal.

Jun 13, 2018

AT&T antitrust win may herald new wave of media mergers

Brace yourself for a likely new era of media megamergers.

Jan 17, 2017

Attorneys need to be at peace with the pieces when combining resources

From first-timers to veteran partners, attorneys agree that a good cultural fit is the biggest contributor to the success of firm mergers.

Mar 2, 2015

ON ETHICS: Lessons learned from a mega-merger

Last year’s merger of Squire Sanders and Patton Boggs, resulting in mega-firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP, raised some interesting points for us ethics nerds (yes, we have a secret handshake).

Oct 24, 2014

Wisconsin merger draws lawsuits despite contrary state precedent

As is often the case with publicly announced mergers, the recent blending of Journal Communications Inc. and E.W. Scripps Co. resulted in the immediate filing of lawsuits for breach of fiduciary duties.

Apr 29, 2014

M&A suits prevalent, controversial

Volatility in the world of shareholder class actions has stoked a debate over whether the lawyers who bring such cases are laudable public watchdogs or stick-up artists.

May 8, 2012

Small firms face big decisions in mergers

One day in August 2010, Hutchinson attorney Neil Jensen called a former law school classmate and intramural sports teammate, Keith Sjodin, with a proposition.

Jan 17, 2012

Century-old firms combine forces in Madison

Less than a month ago, attorneys at two Madison-based, mid-sized law firms were competitors.

Jun 1, 2011

Appeals court rules for Girl Scouts council (UPDATE)

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A southeastern Wisconsin Girl Scouts council carries the same rights as a franchise and can therefore resist the national organization’s plans to merge and reduce the number of individual councils across the country, an appeals court has ruled. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Girl Scouts […]


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