John K. Tokarz is a business lawyer whose practice focuses on complex transactions. As a Certified Public Accountant who previously worked as an auditor for a Big Four accounting firm, John understands his clients’ businesses. From start-ups to publicly traded corporations, he provides a full range of transactional and strategic support to clients with matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestures and securities offerings.
In addition to his transactional work, John maintains a general corporate practice advising closely held and family-owned businesses on matters involving entity formation, contracting, governance and other day-to-day legal and business issues. John graduated first in his class from the University of Wisconsin Law School where he was a Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review and honored with the James J. & Dorothy T. Hanks Memorial Award for excellence in the study of corporate law.
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School; Order of the Coif
B.B.A, University of Notre Dame (Accountancy)
- Regularly counsels clients about issues under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, including notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice.
- Represents insurance companies and other institutional investors in connection with their alternative investment activities with a focus on private equity and hedge fund investments.
- Advises banks, bank holding companies and other financial institutions on regulatory, governance, and other operational matters.
Recipient, Daniel H. Grady Award (top ranking student in the University of Wisconsin Law School graduating class)
Recipient, James J. & Dorothy T. Hanks Memorial Award (excellence in the study of corporate law)
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee Bar Association
Wisconsin Law Review (Note and Comment Editor)
Moot Court Board
- Involuntary Servants: The NCAA’s Abridgement of Student-Athletes’ Economic Rights in Perpetuity Violates the Thirteenth Amendment, 2010 Wis. L. Rev. 1501 (2010).