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John McDonald

John R. McDonald


Meet John

John McDonald is a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, Technology & Digital Business Practice Group and chair of the Startups & Venture Capital Practice Group. He is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and the Knowledge Management Committee. John was admitted to practice in Wisconsin in 2006 and has been with the firm since September 2006.

John counsels clients on all stages of a business, from formation, financing and capitalization to exit strategies. A significant portion of his practice is in the area of mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations, including structuring, negotiating and financing acquisitions and dispositions of companies of all sizes. In his emerging company work, John regularly advises early stage companies and venture capital funds in connection with both capital and debt financings.

John has significant experience working with companies whose products involve innovative technologies, including online payment technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies, technologies incorporating artificial intelligence and software-as-a-service. 

In addition, John serves as outside counsel to a variety of companies in relation to corporate governance matters and general corporate matters, including drafting and negotiating consulting, distribution, employment, incentive compensation, license, operating, shareholder and supply arrangements.

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