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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Summary

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
  • Collections
  • Estate Planning
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
7th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member
Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of Business Section of State Bar of Wisconsin
- Current
Shareholder Attorney
Davis & Kuelthau sc
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M&A Corporate Attorney
Godfrey & Kahn- Milwaukee
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General Counsel
Schreier Malting Company
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Education
Marquette University
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Phi Delta Alpha, Dean's List
Creighton University
B.A | Political Science/US History/Economics
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Honors: cum laude
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar # 1020000
Member
Current
State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section Committee on Venture Capital and Angel Investing
Member
- Current
Sheboygan County Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
Marquette Golden Angels Investment Network
Member/investor
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Archtectual Appearance Ordinances and the First Amendment
Marquette Law Review
Certifications
Member
Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of Business Law Section of State Bar of Wisconsin
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Rice Business Law
Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Rice Business Law
101 Falls Road
Ste 601
Grafton, WI 53024
USA
Toll-Free: (262) 375-0625
Telephone: (920) 694-6244
Fax: (262) 375-0775