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Carl R. Kugler is the managing shareholder in Madison where he leads the office's Corporate Law Practice. His experience includes a wide range of general corporate and commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and the formation, development and financing of startup and emerging growth companies. Carl brings extensive experience counseling manufacturing and consumer products companies, with an emphasis on commercial, product distribution and transactional matters.

Carl counsels public and private corporations and other business entities on a wide variety of organizational, commercial, transaction and governance matters. He serves in an outside general counsel capacity for a number of closely-held Midwestern businesses, with an emphasis on providing business-oriented legal solutions.

Carl primarily serves clients in the following areas:

  • Commercial and Transactional Matters
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Counseling


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., with honors, University of Virginia

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Honors & Affiliations


  • Best Lawyers in America (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® - Rising Stars
  • Oregon Community Bank (Board of Directors)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Inc. (Director)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Downtown Madison, Inc.

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  • Frequently lectures on domestic and international product distribution, and transactional matters


  • Co-author, Business Law section of the Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law