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Albert Orr is Chairman, CEO and President of Reinhart and a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate Law Practice. He is a widely experienced and well-known attorney, working with a variety of private equity funds, portfolio companies and privately held businesses on complex mergers, acquisitions and financing.

Al has long-standing client relationships with leading middle market private equity sponsors around the country. He understands that each transaction involves not only a unique cast of characters, but also a unique set of legal challenges and opportunities for success. He is deeply invested in positive outcomes for every client and leverages his extensive transactional background to consistently deliver creative and cost-effective solutions.

Al is accessible, practical and works to ensure that all parties involved in a deal have a positive experience. The relationships he’s cultivated with clients, colleagues and the community are the most rewarding aspect of his work, and he’s empowering a new generation of talented and creative lawyers to continue this tradition of service.

As the firm’s CEO, Al is committed to strengthening its practice groups, leveraging resources to serve clients in innovative ways and supporting attorneys at all levels as they grow their individual practices. He is a strong proponent of the firm’s enterprising culture and is passionate about building a workplace where all can feel fulfilled, authentic and encouraged to develop their own professional skills. After nearly four decades of practice, Al relishes the opportunity to guide the firm’s ongoing dedication to client success and champion its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Al is also passionate about his service with JobsWork MKE, a nonprofit organization that helps people overcome barriers to long-term employment and become self-sufficient, and Radio Milwaukee, a nonprofit community-supported public radio station.

Away from the office, Al enjoys bicycling and playing golf. He is always looking for new music to explore and enjoys a wide variety of genres.


  • J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • B.A., Miami University (Economics and Political Science)

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  • Representing private equity and mezzanine lending investors in transactions throughout the United States, structuring, negotiating and documenting portfolio company acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancings and divestitures
  • Counseling business owners on their challenges in a variety of industries and markets

Honors & Affiliations


  • Selected for inclusion in Legal 500 Private Practice M&A Power List (2024)
  • Named one of Wisconsin’s "275 Most Influential Business Leaders of 2023" by BizTimes Media
  • Wisconsin Law Journal “Leader in the Law” (2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” (Corporate Law, 2023; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers


  • JobsWork MKE, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2018-present)
  • Radio Milwaukee, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2023-present; Chair, 2024-present)
  • Children’s Wisconsin, one of the nation’s leading pediatric hospital systems (Chairman’s Council, 2019-present, Board of Directors, 2004-2016)
  • Children’s Hospital and Health System (Board of Directors, 2010-2016)
  • Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin (Board of Directors, 1998-2007; Chairman, 2002-2004)
  • Children’s Health Education Center (Board of Directors, 2007-2009)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association

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