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Peter M. Sommerhauser

Shareholder
Milwaukee
414.273.3500414.273.3500
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  • Biography
  • Admissions, Activities & Honors
  • News, Updates & Presentations
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Peter M. Sommerhauser is a shareholder of the firm's Corporate Practice group in the Milwaukee office.

Peter's experience in corporate law covers a broad range of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, business succession, and the structure of business financing.

Peter provides overall business and financial advice and planning to corporations, executives and owners. In addition, he has handled numerous acquisitions, ranging from management-leveraged buyouts to the acquisition and sale of publicly traded entities. He also serves on the boards of directors of several closely held and publicly held entities.

Peter joined the firm in 1969 and served on its management committee for 25 years.

Admitted To Practice

Nebraska

Wisconsin - 1969

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin

Activities

Association for Corporate Growth – Member

Children’s Hospital Wisconsin – Board of Directors

Greater Milwaukee Committee – Member

Kohl’s Corporation – Former member of Board of Directors

Lake Valley Camp, Inc. – Board of Directors

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce – Former member of Board of Directors

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company – Former member of Board of Trustees

Mequon Fire & Police Commission – Former member

Penfield Children’s Center – Emeritus, Director

Honors

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 1993 - 2016; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2015 2016)

Recognized as Milwaukee "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, 2009; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2010; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Corporate Law, 2013; Business Organizations 2016)

Listed in Who's Who in American Law

Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Corporate/M&A, 2003 - 2016)

Listed as a top corporate attorney in Milwaukee Magazine's Top 75 Lawyers

Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2002, 2005 - 2015)

Recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager (2010, 2012 - 2013)

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

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Education

Juris Doctor, Northwestern University School of Law, 1968

Master’s Degree, University of Nebraska, Economics

Bachelor's Degree, University of Nebraska, Economics

Milwaukee
833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI
53202-5615
414.273.3500414.273.3500
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