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David Navarre

David R. Navarre


Meet Dave

Dave Navarre is a shareholder and a business lawyer in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and general corporate law matters.

Dave has more than 25 years of experience representing public and private companies and private equity groups in complex domestic and cross-border transactions. He represents both buyers and sellers of businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, business services, automotive, information technology, construction services, facilities management, energy, staffing, agriculture, chemicals, consulting and life sciences. Dave provides pre-acquisition planning advice and counsels his clients on structuring, negotiating and closing transactions.

In addition to Dave’s transactional practice, he also has a diverse corporate law practice. He serves as outside general counsel to many manufacturing and service clients. His experience includes negotiating and drafting supply agreements, manufacturing agreements, licensing and leasing agreements, distributor and sales representative agreements, warehousing agreements, purchase and sale of goods agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements and other commercial agreements. Dave also counsels many family-owned and closely-held businesses regarding succession planning, debt and equity financing and corporate governance matters, including shareholder agreements and limited liability company agreements.

Dave is actively involved in Godfrey & Kahn’s governance and administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors and co-chair of the Marketing Committee. In addition, he is the firm’s representative to the Private Enterprise Counsel, a multi-state association of independent law firms serving closely-held and family-owned companies.

Dave is also active in civic and charitable organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee of Penfield Children’s Center and enjoys coaching youth sports.

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