John Donahue is of counsel in the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group. He works in the Milwaukee office.
John's practice includes tax, employment and corporate law with a primary emphasis on employee benefits. He advises businesses and their owners regarding the design, installation, maintenance and termination of pension plans, 401(k) programs, employee stock ownership plans and other benefit programs. John provides guidance on the employee benefit aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and he assists clients in responding to regulatory inquiries and disputed benefit claims. He also counsels institutional trustees and other fiduciaries on fiduciary matters and has served as an expert witness for numerous cases in federal and state courts.
John served as Chairman of the Employee Benefits Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association, and he is a member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the ESOP Association, Wisconsin Retirement Plan Professionals, Ltd. and the Greater Milwaukee Employee Benefits Council.
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1975
Honors Bachelor of Arts, Marquette University, History, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Boy Scouts of America, Three Harbors Council – Vice President, Board of Directors and National Scout Jamboree, Co-Chair
Mount Mary University – past Chairman of Board of Trustees
Children's Hospital Foundation – past President
Metropolitan Milwaukee Civic Alliance – past President
Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee – past President
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Employee Benefits (ERISA), 1995 - present)
Listed in Wisconsin's Top Rated Lawyers (2012)
Listed in Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2005 - 2009)
Listed in Who's Who in American Law (1992 - 2008)
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Admitted To PracticeWisconsin
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Professional AssociationsAmerican Bar Association, ESOP Association, Greater Milwaukee Employee Benefits Council, Milwaukee Bar Association, Wisconsin Retirement Plan Professionals, Ltd.