Reinhart Shareholders Janzer and Orr Named 2017 "Leaders in the Law" by Wisconsin Law Journal

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MILWAUKEE – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) shareholders Jerome M. Janzer and Albert S. Orr have been named 2017 Leaders in the Law by the Wisconsin Law Journal. Janzer and Orr are two of 24 recipients this year. The annual awards program, now in its 15th year, recognizes the top judges, attorneys and legal professionals making a difference in Wisconsin’s legal community.

Janzer is Reinhart’s CEO and a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Law practices. Serving as CEO since 2006, he led a period of growth at Reinhart that substantially expanded its geographic reach and breadth of services. While doing so, his commitment to rigorous service standards steadily enhanced the value and efficiencies the firm provides its clients. Janzer also maintains a well-earned reputation for his trusted legal counsel to clients across industries including real estate, financial institutions, transportation, construction and manufacturing. He works with real estate clients from the earliest conceptual stage of a development through land acquisition, financing, land use planning, zoning, tax incremental financing, design contracts, construction, leasing and sale. Janzer also advises clients on every aspect of acquiring, growing and eventually selling a business including capitalization and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and succession planning.

Janzer dedicates a substantial amount of his time to leadership positions with several prominent community organizations. He is Chair of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, where he will co-chair their 2017 Annual Fund Drive. Janzer is also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee and serves on the board of CEOs Against Cancer - Milwaukee Chapter.

Orr is co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice, leads the Private Equity group, and is a member of Reinhart’s Board of Directors. With nearly three decades of experience, he is a well-known private equity and mergers and acquisitions attorney who advises clients on structuring and negotiating complex acquisitions and financing transactions while helping ensure that clients of the firm receive exceptional value and support in pursuit of their business goals. Delivering innovative, cost-effective solutions to challenges and opportunities, Orr consistently elevates the practice of law for clients of the firm.

Demonstrating a longtime commitment to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and related entities, Orr served on the Children's Hospital Board of Directors from 2004-2016 and the Children's Hospital and Health System Board of Directors from 2010-2016. Additionally, he served on the Children's Service Society of Wisconsin Board of Directors from 1998 to 2007, chairing that Board from 2002 to 2004. Orr also served on the Children's Health Education Center's Board of Directors from 2007- 2009.


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