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Thomas W. Henshue is a member of the General Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Madison office. He counsels clients on merger and acquisition transactions, seed and venture capital financing, project financing, technology licensing, renewable energy projects and transactions, as well as general business law matters.
Thom has more than 20 years of extensive experience and leadership in business and technology law, business management, sales and business development, as well as venture capital and other financing. Thom has represented and counseled many high tech, biotech and other rapid growth companies relating to a variety of important business and legal matters. He was also one of the co-founders of Accelerate Madison, a premier networking and business support organization that has been building and nurturing a collaborative community of entrepreneurs, business leaders, technologists, service professionals, educators and students since its inception in 2001. Thom has authored the "Business Organizations" chapter of the Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law and was a frequent lecturer on business and tax law matters.
Thom has also held a number of executive and upper management positions with high growth companies in the renewable energy and construction industries. In his business development role at a well-known renewable energy company, he was instrumental in helping the company penetrate and become a dominant player in the solar energy market as well as grow the company's annual revenues from $120 million to over $400 million in a span of just 18 months. Similarly, as an owner and executive of a large infrastructure construction company, Thom grew his division revenues by more than 75 percent, while maintaining the highest division gross profit margin in the company. He has also served on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations.
Prior to starting his private practice of law, Thom served as a Law Clerk for Justice William G. Callow at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Thom earned a BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is licensed to practice in law in the State of Wisconsin.