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Godfrey & Kahn Attorney Appears in 2003 “Book of Lists”

The Business Journal names Godfrey & Kahn attorney to list of Milwaukee community leaders
December 31, 2003

MILWAUKEE...Godfrey & Kahn is pleased to announce that Peter Sommerhauser, a shareholder in the corporate law practice group, was named to The Business Journal’s 2003 "Book of Lists" as a leader in Milwaukee’s legal community.

Sommerhauser has practiced with Godfrey & Kahn for nearly 35 years. As one of the firm’s first attorneys, he worked to build the firm’s corporate law capabilities, concentrating his practice on mergers and acquisitions and business and financial planning. Sommerhauser has handled numerous acquisitions, ranging from management-leveraged buyouts to the acquisition and sale of publicly traded entities. He also serves on a number of boards of directors for private and publicly held companies. Sommerhauser most recently appeared in Milwaukee Magazine’s "Top 75 Lawyers" list for leading corporate attorneys and was named Wisconsin’s leading attorney for merger and acquisition work in the "America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2003-2004" list published by Chambers & Partners. In addition, he has appeared for 10 consecutive years in the Best Lawyers in America® listing. Sommerhauser received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska and his law degree from Northwestern University Law School in 1968.

"We’re proud of the reputation Godfrey & Kahn has established for helping our clients build their businesses. We’re equally proud of our attorneys, specifically Peter Sommerhauser, whose experience and capabilities were recognized by The Business Journal and area professionals," said Rick Bliss, managing partner of Godfrey & Kahn.

The "Book of Lists" is published annually by The Business Journal. It summarizes responses from members of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, the Greater Milwaukee Committee and the Young Professionals of Milwaukee who provided names of leaders in the Milwaukee community and area industry groups that were "moving Milwaukee forward."

Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay, Madison and Waukesha. With more than 175 attorneys, Godfrey & Kahn provides legal and business advice to clients ranging from small businesses and governmental entities to large privately and publicly held national and international companies.


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