Shawn G. Rice

Shawn G. Rice

Business Transactional M&A Corporate Attorney in Wisconsin
  • Business Law, Collections, Estate Planning ...
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin, Wisconsin
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Shawn Rice practices primarily in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate, business, real estate, banking & finance and estate planning. Shawn provides counsel and strategic direction to business clients and individuals, guiding them through a variety of transactional matters. Shawn focuses his practice on business, corporate and commercial matters. He advises businesses of all types and sizes, from closely-held, family companies to multi-national corporations.

He has extensive experience providing counsel on general business matters such as start-up and formation, limited liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships, corporate governance, shareholder relations, bank and other financing, securities, real estate matters, and contracts including venture capital, franchises, employment, vendors and consulting arrangements. Shawn also maintains an active practice assisting clients with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, including leveraged buy-outs and business succession planning. Shawn also represents local non-profit organizations and financial institutions.
Recent Experience.

* Representing buyers and sellers in the acquisition and divestiture of various international, national, regional and local businesses
* General counsel for numerous manufacturers, franchises, entrepreneurs and service companies
* Representing various local and Wisconsin-based lending institutions and non-profit entities
* Representing financial institutions and distressed businesses and their owners in restructuring and workout transactions
* Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures including asset purchases and sales, stock purchases and sales, and entity conversions
* Structuring and formation of legal entities including limited liability companies, corporations, non-profit and tax-exempt entities and partnerships

Bar Admissions.

State of Wisconsin, 1993; Eastern District of Wisconsin (1993); Western District of Wisconsin (1997)
Education and Honors.

Marquette University Law School, J. D., 1993; Creighton University, B.A., 1990, cum laude
Professional Affiliations and Community Service.

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin; Member, Sheboygan County Bar Association; Member, Milwaukee Bar Association; Member, Marquette Golden Angels Investment Network; Member, Sheboygan County Estate Planning Council; Member, Employers Against Drugs Board; Board Member, Friends of St. Nicholas Hospital; Greater Sheboygan Committee; Member, Downtown Rotary Club; Member, Sheboygan Economics Club; Member, State Bar of Wisconsin Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of Business Law
Articles, Publications, and Lectures.

Author, "Architectural Appearance Ordinances and the First Amendment," 76 Marquette Law Review 439, 1993; Editor, Marquette Law Review; Presenter, numerous legal seminars

Related Experience.

* Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., Milwaukee/Sheboygan, 2002-2007
* Godfrey & Kahn s.c., Milwaukee, 1998-2002
* Schreier Malting Company, General Counsel, 1996-1998

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • GoToMeeting
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Wisconsin
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Western District of Wisconsin
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of Business Section of State Bar of Wisconsin
- Current
Shareholder Attorney
Davis & Kuelthau sc
M&A Corporate Attorney
Godfrey & Kahn- Milwaukee
General Counsel
Schreier Malting Company
Marquette University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Phi Delta Alpha, Dean's List
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Creighton University
B.A | Political Science/US History/Economics
Honors: cum laude
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Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar  # 1020000
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State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section Committee on Venture Capital and Angel Investing
- Current
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Sheboygan County Estate Planning Council
- Current
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Marquette Golden Angels Investment Network
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Articles & Publications
Archtectual Appearance Ordinances and the First Amendment
Marquette Law Review
Speaking Engagements
2010 A New Decade, A New Financial Landscape, Strategic Planning & M&A Panel Discussion, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin
Kolb & Co.; Brass Ring Capital; Associated Bank; Rice Business Law
Strategic Planning & M&A Panel Discussion. 2010 is the start of a new decade with drastically different economic conditions than those of recent past. Get a feel for the new lay of the land, receive advice from law, banking and financial experts, and begin to develop your strategy for navigating our new economic and M&A environment.
Websites & Blogs
Rice Business Law
Contact & Map
Rice Business Law
101 Falls Road
Ste 601
Grafton, WI 53024
Toll-Free: (262) 375-0625
Telephone: (920) 694-6244
Fax: (262) 375-0775
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