Paul Griepentrog is a shareholder in the Corporate Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters and tax related planning for a variety of business transactions.
Paul regularly represents private equity funds and publicly-traded companies, along with entrepreneurs starting new ventures and long-standing family owned businesses. Paul assists these clients with the structuring, negotiation and closing of complex mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations. Paul's experience ranges from assisting publicly-traded clients with merger transactions, to assisting private equity groups with portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, to assisting a family-owned business with the transition of ownership from one generation to the next. The industries within which Paul's clients operate include heavy industrial manufacturing and distribution, IT management, staffing and professional services, food distribution, real estate development, supplemental educational materials and retail sales of consumer goods.
Paul serves as outside general counsel to his clients by providing day-to-day guidance on an array of issues, including customer/supplier contracts and disputes, employment arrangements, equity and debt financing, succession planning and tax questions. Paul has significant experience with corporate governance issues and provides regular counsel to and serves on numerous Boards of Directors.
Paul is also a certified public accountant.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 1996
American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant
MACC Fund - Board Member
Medical College of Wisconsin – Board of Trustees
Blue Mound Golf & Country Club – Board Member
Milwaukee Mergers and Acquisitions Law "Lawyer of the Year" of 2018
The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2013 - present)
Listed as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2011)
Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, 1996, cum laude
Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, Accounting, cum laude