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Patrick J. Cannon

  • Biography
  • Representative Experience
  • Admissions, Activities & Honors
  • Education

Patrick Cannon is an associate in the Milwaukee office and a member of the Corporate Law Practice Group. Patrick focuses his practice on entity formation and continued growth strategy, commercial contract negotiation, and mergers and acquisitions. Patrick’s corporate experience includes organizing business entities to assist with asset protection and structuring, documenting and closing stock and asset based transactions. He also negotiates complex commercial contracts involving sales, distribution and supplier agreements, software licensing, equipment leasing, and non-disclosure and confidentiality.

Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Patrick was an associate at a Milwaukee firm.

Representative Experience

Represented Hufcor, Inc. (Janesville, Wisconsin) in the sale of its business to OpenGate Capital. 

Represented a parent-holding company (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of all the equity of Walker Forge Tennessee, LLC, a Tennessee-based steel forging company, to Bharat Forge Limited, an India-based multinational conglomerate.

Represented a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based online services company in connection with a convertible debt financing by a national broadcast television network.

Represented private equity firm (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the acquisition of a specialty food manufacturing company (Illinois) (transaction did not close).

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) with the divestiture of a substantial subsidiary to CPower, Inc.   

Represented Heavy Duty Ramps, LLC in its sale to Rotunda Capital Partners.

Prior to Godfrey & Kahn

Represented privately-held manufacturer in $1,000,000 venture capital financing investment.

Represented buyers and sellers in complex business transactions aggregating over $160 million in total consideration in a variety of industries, including professional services, manufacturing, and healthcare, among others.

Admitted To Practice



Master of Health Administration, University of Iowa

Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University, cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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