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Krisstina L. Ebner

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Krisstina Ebner is a shareholder in the Corporate Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. A significant portion of Krisstina's practice is in the area of mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations for companies of all sizes and in various industries. Krisstina also assists a variety of clients with general governance matters and general corporate matters. She regularly prepares and negotiates customer, supplier, consulting, employment, manufacturing, distribution and license agreements. Krisstina also assists clients in structuring promotional contests and sweepstakes.

Krisstina received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree summa cum laude in Finance with a Global Business minor, as well as her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Spanish, from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She earned her law degree magna cum laude from Marquette University Law School, where she served as a Note & Comment Editor of the Marquette Law Review, Student Editor of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Quarterly, President of the Business Law Society, and as a teaching assistant for the Legal Writing and Research program. Krisstina has been a multiple recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and was named to the Dean's List.

While in law school, Krisstina clerked at the United States Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit for Judge Diane S. Sykes and worked for Direct Supply, Inc. as a legal intern.

Krisstina joined our Firm in 2006 as a summer associate. She serves on the Associates Committee, the Ethics Committee and serves as a summer associate mentor.

Representative Experience

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) in its acquisition of Runtech Systems Oy (Kolho, Finland) for $93 million.

Represented a global manufacturer in connection with a strategic acquisition (transaction not public)

Represented Hufcor, Inc. (Janesville, Wisconsin) in the sale of the company to OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles, California)

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (NYSE: GDI) in its acquisition of LeROI Compressors (Sydney, Ohio)

Represented a global manufacturer in connection with the divestiture of a subsidiary to a private equity buyer (transaction not public).

Represented Illinois Auto Electric Co. (Aurora, Illinois) in the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Midwest Engine division to Power Distributors, LLC (Columbus, Ohio)

Represented Magneto Power, LLC (Mequon, Wisconsin) in the sale of its distribution business to Power Distributors, LLC (Cleveland, Ohio)

Represented Pride Manufacturing Company, LLC in the sale of Pride Manufacturing Company, LLC (Brentwood, Tennessee) to Medalist Corporation (Carlsbad, California)

Represented Valiant Health, LLC (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the sale of its healthcare technology to Health Care Excel, Inc. (Plainfield, Indiana)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:  ARIS) (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in its purchase of the assets of Direct Communications, Incorporated (Des Moines, Iowa)

Represented Gardner Denver, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the acquisition of Tri-Continent Scientific, Inc. (Grass Valley, California)

Represented Pinstripe, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in recapitalization transaction and investment by Accel-KKR (Menlo Park, California)

Represented K1 Capital (El Segundo, California) in its investment in a web based services company (not public)

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) in its acquisition of EnergyConnect, Inc. (Campbell, CA)

Represented management of HK Systems, Inc. (New Berlin, WI) in the sale of the business to Dematic Corporation (Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) in its sale of F&I Smart to EZ Dealer Finance LLC (Old Bridge, New Jersey)

Represented NOVO 1, Inc. (Waukesha, WI) in sale to Glencoe Capital (Birmingham, Michigan)

Represented Johnson Controls, Inc. (Milwaukee, WI) in its acquisition of National Energy Services, Inc. (Roswell, Georgia)

Represented Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Sussex, WI) in its acquisition of HGI Company, LLC (Burlington, WI)

Represented Fenix Outdoor AB (Stockholm, Sweden) in acquisition of The Brunton Company (Riverton, Wyoming) from Fiskars Brands, Inc. (Madison, Wisconsin)

Represented Chr. Hansen, Inc. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in connection with sale of its seasonings and flavors division to Symrise AG (Germany)

Represented Trans-Coil Inc. in management buyout

Represented Zywave Inc. in equity investment by Vista Equity Partners

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. in connection with acquisition of Channel Blade Technologies Corp.

Represented ARI Network Services, Inc. in connection with acquisition of Powersports Outsourcing Group, LLC

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2007

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Association for Women Lawyers
FUEL Milwaukee (formerly Young Professionals of Milwaukee)
Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


Wisconsin Chapter of the March of Dimes - Board member; Co-Chair Signature Chefs Auction

Marquette Legal Clinic - Volunteer


Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2010 – 2011, 2013 – 2017)

News & Publications


Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, 2007, magna cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Spanish, summa cum laude

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Finance, summa cum laude

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