There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. At Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, we speak the language of business. That fluency has allowed us to grow one of the largest and most influential Corporate Law Practices in the state of Wisconsin – with access to attorneys at seven offices across the U.S. who serve clients around the globe. Legal advice shouldn’t be rendered in a vacuum. We seek to understand our clients’ business challenges, and as a result we become trusted advisers in the fullest sense. Rooted in the earliest days of our firm, this philosophy guides our approach to the practice of business law. Our commitment to always remain fluent in the language of business guides all of our practices and keeps our attorneys grounded in a business-first perspective.
Reinhart’s Corporate Law Practice spans the entire continuum of a business lifecycle, from entity formation, to growth, to mergers and acquisitions, to divestitures. Our attorneys pride themselves on finding creative, yet practical solutions to our clients’ legal and business problems in a cost-effective and responsive manner. The depth and breadth of our team – combined with our decades of experience practicing in corporate law – allow us to provide exceptionally informed counsel while helping clients navigate through the countless challenges of running an enterprise.
We are deal makers and problem solvers who have the experience, insight and connections to help our clients achieve their goals and add value at any stage in the life of a business or organization. Our fluency in business allows us to anticipate the real-world implications of these matters on an organization, not just the legal ones.
We are proud to serve a diverse client base, ranging from multinational publicly traded and privately held companies to middle market and family-owned businesses. Our clients operate in a wide variety of industries and markets, from legacy institutions in health care and manufacturing, to emerging markets such as food and beverage and brewery and distillery law. Reinhart’s Corporate Law attorneys have the range of experience to serve as outside general counsel or advisers to in-house counsel. In either capacity, we make it our business to understand our client’s business and strategic objectives, and we always offer informed counsel with that perspective in mind.
Reinhart’s Corporate Law attorneys have particular prominence in mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Decades of experience of our consistently high volume of deal flow give us unique insight into issues that arise when businesses undergo significant ownership changes.
Our attorneys do more than just document the deal. We often help clients identify and vet the deal and then source the financing or develop a creative structural solution to get the transaction done. Our clients benefit from our extensive relationships in investment banking, private equity, venture capital, mezzanine lending and banking and commercial finance. We have built a network of trusted industry relationships over the years that are not only contacts, but are those who have seen us in action, know our abilities and trust our judgment. This comprehensive approach allows us to add significant value to our client counsel.
We believe that our clients deserve attorneys with a unique perspective and appreciation for the way business works. We look for that depth when adding to the team and train associates in the business reasoning that must always accompany legal reasoning. As a result, Reinhart’s Corporate Law attorneys approach a legal matter while also seeing and understanding potential business implications. This mindset assures our clients of practical, efficient, effective and creative business solutions.
Many corporate attorneys are experienced, technically proficient, expert negotiators and artful legal writers. But at Reinhart, we make it a point to go further. We offer practical, real-world solutions. We look for unique and creative ways to help our clients solve problems and capitalize on opportunities. And we have earned a reputation as friendly, approachable, yet serious business strategists. As a result, we serve as trusted counsel and close adviser to many, and earn relationships by adding unique value, delivering exceptional outcomes and exceeding expectations.
Wautier elected to The Wisconsin Academy Of Sciences, Arts and Letters Board of Directors
Reinhart shareholders Jerome M. Janzer and Albert S. Orr have been named 2017 Leaders in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal.
Six Reinhart attorneys have been named new shareholders.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that premium processing of all H-1B petitions will be suspended temporarily as of April 3, 2017.
Employers considering sponsoring individuals for H-1B status to work in the United States should prepare now so that they are ready to file H-1B petitions for these individual on April 1, 2017. Each year the U.S. government only issues a limited number of H-1B visas for individuals seeking to enter H-1B status so that they can work in specialty and professional positions in the United States. Employers may first apply for the new batch of H-1B visas on April 1, 2017, and they are likely to be all snapped up within the first week that they are available.
The 7th Circuit rules that private leveraged buyouts will not be protected from avoidance as fraudulent transfers where an intermediary bank is used as a mere conduit, an issue likely bound for the U.S. Supreme Court.