John concentrates his practice in the area of banking and the business practices of banks and bank holding companies. In particular, he focuses on community bank mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters affecting banks, including enforcement actions and compliance issues, bank holding company formations, subchapter S conversions, shareholder transactions, and shareholder and director issues. John serves as counsel to several Wisconsin community banks. He is also counsel to the Wisconsin Bankers Association and, in that capacity, has been involved in drafting and reviewing legislation of interest to the banking industry.

Read more

Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Court

Representative Work

  • John concentrates his practice in the area of banking and the business practices of banks and bank holding companies. In particular, he focuses on community bank mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters affecting banks, commercial lending, subchapter S conversions, shareholder transactions, and shareholder and director matters.
  • John serves as counsel to several Wisconsin community banks. He is also counsel to the Wisconsin Bankers Association and, in that capacity, has been involved in drafting and reviewing legislation of interest to the banking industry.

Honors & Recognition

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Banking, 1993-Present
    • Corporate Law, 1993-Present
    • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2019
    • Madison’s Banking Lawyer of the Year, 2012

See our disclaimer regarding third-party awards.

Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Frequent speaker at banker and director educational programs, including programs sponsored by the  Wisconsin Bankers Association

  • Author of many articles for Wisconsin Banker Association publications and the Banking Lawyer Blog published by Banking Group at the Boardman Clark law firm

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Banking and Uniform Commercial Code Committees

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.S., Western Michigan University

John’s Select Writing & Presentations