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Michael L. Bohn
Attorney
555 East Wells Street
Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3819
Phone: (414) 978-5535
Fax: (414) 223-5000


Corporate Transactions
Michael Bohn is a corporate attorney in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., recently named “Best M&A Firm in the USA 2012” by World Finance Legal Awards.

As a co-leader of the International Transactions Team, Mr. Bohn is frequently involved in complex inbound and outbound international business transactions including non-traditional joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, distribution agreements and divestitures. Mr. Bohn also represents businesses and financial institutions in a variety of domestic corporate and finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, credit arrangement restructuring, commercial contract preparation and taxation.

Mr. Bohn is an active member of the Emerging Companies Team where he works with venture capital funds, corporate clients and individuals that are either seeking or providing financing at various risk levels including angel, venture, mezzanine, asset-based and unsecured. Mr. Bohn enjoys partnering with start-up companies to advise them on a wide range of legal and business issues from entity formation to follow-on financing rounds to strategic exits.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., attended Renmin University of China, Beijing, China and Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
  • Ripon College, B.A. in Economics and International Business Administration

Admissions

  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Representative Work

  • Represented a foreign purchaser in a competitive auction and the successful acquisition of a U.S. company valued in excess of $250 million.
  • Represented a global manufacturing company in its $400+ million sale to a private equity firm, including a $300 million high yield debt offering.
  • Represented an international social media/e-commerce company from initial structuring through a successful private placement offering valued at over $10 million ($1.5 million of new capital raised).
  • Represented a publicly traded Spanish purchaser in the acquisition of a U.S. water park business valued at over $50 million.
  • Represented one of the region’s largest retail grocery companies in the restructuring of a British Virgin Islands affiliate.
  • Represented a digital and social business agency in a multi-millions dollar recapitalization with a California-based private equity group.
  • Represented a vapor liquid and electronic cigarette manufacturer in the sale of 50% of company equity to a strategic joint venture partner with worldwide distribution capabilities.
  • Represented a U.S. manufacturer in the negotiation and drafting of a long-term supply agreement with a large publicly traded company.
  • Represented a venture capital fund in its structuring, formation and estimated capital raise of over $10 million.
  • Represented a large multi-national chemical manufacturer headquartered in Europe in the acquisition of a U.S.-based chemical manufacturer.
  • Represented a startup technology company from initial formation through the negotiation of a successful capital raise of over $2 million (investment round led by a prominent venture capital fund).
  • Represented an established manufacturing company in its restructuring, including a multi-million dollar capital infusion from a private equity investor.
  • Represented entities in connection with the preparation and filing of 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K Reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Drafted and negotiated domestic and cross-border distribution agreements, supply and purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, license agreements, and other general corporate and commercial agreements. Some of the companies on the other side of these transactions included: Iraqi Ministry of Interior, Government of Tamil Nadu (India), General Electric, Honeywell International, Lorillard Tobacco and Siemens.

Professional Associations

  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pacific Bar Association
  • Milwaukee World Trade Association
  • International Business Law Consortium

Community Involvement

  • President of the Board of Directors (a non-profit organization supporting inner-city group homes with educational programming since 1996; in the last 5 years, over 400 youth have graduated from Nehemiah-sponsored programs).
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Inc. Guardianship Clinic, Member and Former Co-Chair (established to provide pro bono representation of families seeking guardianship of the person of their developmentally disabled adult children)

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