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.
Juris Doctor, Northwestern University School of Law
Master’s Degree, University of Nebraska, Economics
Bachelor's Degree, University of Nebraska, Economics
Association for Corporate Growth – Member
APCO Worldwide – Board of Directors
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
Listed in Best Lawyers (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 1993 - 2021; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2015 - 2021)
Recognized as Milwaukee "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers (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 (Corporate/M&A, 2003 - present)
Listed as a top corporate attorney in Milwaukee Magazine's Top 75 Lawyers
Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2002, 2005 - 2019)
Recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager (2010, 2012 - 2013)
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Admitted To PracticeNebraska, Wisconsin
Professional AssociationsAmerican Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin