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Lawrence J. Burnett is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Corporate Law Practice. He provides value to closely held business clients by providing counsel on a wide range of business, particularly those relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. With more than three decades of experience, Larry offers unparalleled representation on corporate finance matters with a particular ability for identifying and solving capital needs problems.

Larry helps both mature and early stage companies capitalize their businesses. In addition to more traditional industrial and service companies, Larry has an extensive knowledge of financial products and technology companies. In recent years, he has structured several highly creative deals, which has helped his clients achieve their business goals with maximum financial efficiency and profitability with minimal of legal and business headaches. Larry functions as a member of the senior management team for most of his clients. He learns the business and industry in order to better serve their companies.

While Larry’s credentials are extensive and impressive, clients often appreciate his charismatic personality since he is extremely client-friendly, personable and professional: he has a great sense of humor, which makes working with him an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Larry primarily serves clients in the following areas:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Private Equity, Venture Capital and Corporate Finance

  • Emerging Business – Capitalization

  • Food and Beverage Law

  • Family Offices


  • J.D., Cornell Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Marquette University; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions



  • Assisting with clients' mergers and acquisitions

Honors & Affiliations


  • Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow

  • Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law)

  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers

  • Wisconsin Top Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated


  • Wisconsin Law Foundation

  • Milwaukee Bar Association

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Business and Franchise Sections)

  • WisTAF (Past President, Board of Directors)

  • Coalition For Children, Youth & Families (Past President)

  • Wisconsin Jesuit Partnership Council (Past Chair)

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