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Godfrey & Kahn Leads List of Wisconsin Law Firms for Bank Merger and Acquisition Deals in 2007

March 07, 2008

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (March 7, 2008). The law firm of Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. today announced it was listed in a recent American Banker ranking as the most active law firm in Wisconsin for bank merger and acquisition deals in 2007. The rankings were based on the number of domestic bank and thrift mergers completed in 2007 by primary legal advisors throughout the United States. This is the third time since 2002 Godfrey & Kahn has achieved similar recognition in American Banker for its bank merger practice.

"Our Corporate M&A and Financial Institutions teams have excellent reputations throughout the Midwest as knowledgeable, experienced transactional advisers," said Rick Bliss, managing partner of Godfrey & Kahn. "We take a practical, interdisciplinary approach to every transaction to ensure that deals are completed successfully. This listing highlights our expertise in mergers and acquisitions and related transactions and reaffirms our commitment to our clients."

Godfrey & Kahn's Corporate M&A and financial institutions attorneys have substantial expertise in advising companies and their management, investment bankers and lenders on the legal, business and financial issues relating to a variety of transactions and acquisition structures. Godfrey & Kahn focuses on advising sellers, management teams, venture capitalists, equity funds, and other financial buyers in structuring and negotiating their purchases and sales.

Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, PRC. With more than 190 attorneys, Godfrey & Kahn provides legal and business advice to clients ranging from small businesses and governmental entities to large privately and publicly held national and international companies. For more information, please visit the firm's web site at

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