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Jay K. Creagh

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Jay is an associate in the Corporate Law Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Jay enjoys advising clients on complex mergers and acquisitions across multiple industries, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, energy, healthcare and financial services. He also advises early stage companies and investors in connection with both equity and debt financing. 

In addition to his mergers and acquisitions and early stage companies practices, Jay also assists a variety of clients with general governance and corporate matters and in customer, supplier, consulting, employment, manufacturing, distribution and license agreements.

Prior to coming to the firm, Jay assisted entrepreneurs in the formation and expansion of their businesses as a student attorney in the Minnesota Business Law Clinic. Also during law school, he was a legal intern with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, worked as a summer associate for Godfrey & Kahn, and clerked for a boutique transactional law firm in Minneapolis.

Prior to law school, Jay was a director at Camp Manito-wish YMCA, one of the leading character and leadership development organizations in the country, where he focused on risk management, human resources and program development.

Representative Experience

Represented private company in its acquisition of certain assets of a media advertising company.

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI) in its sale of two divisions to a private equity buyer.

Represented distributor business in its sale to strategic buyer.

Represented private investor in Convertible Note Financing and Series A Stock investment in outdoor clothing company.

Represented IOD Incorporated in merger with HealthPort affiliate.

Represented Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. in its sale to private equity firm.

Represented Technique Golf, LLC in its sale to EG Capital.

Represented SF Analytical Laboratories, Inc., in its sale to Eurofins, a strategic buyer.

Represented Phoenix Nuclear Labs in its negotiation of a long-term supply agreement with SHINE Medical Technologies.

Represented Quad/Graphics (NYSE: Quad) in its acquisition of UniGraphic, Inc.

Represented Quad/Graphics (NYSE: Quad) in its acquisition of certain printing operations from Gannett Co.

Represented AquaMost, Inc. in convertible debt financing.

Represented Geneva Capital Management Ltd. in its sale to Henderson Global Investors (North America), Inc.

Represented various private equity and public companies in due diligence of potential acquisition targets.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2013


Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, 2013, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (Note - Comment Editor for the Minnesota Law Review)

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004

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