Christian G. Steinmetz

Christian G. Steinmetz is a partner and corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner. He is a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities, Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling and International Practices. His practice is concentrated in the following areas:

Representing clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business combinations
Representing clients in financial transactions, including private equity financing, venture capital, senior and subordinated debt transactions, leases and other secured transactions
Representing banks and other financial institutions on the regulation of their fiduciary and corporate activities, including the management of collective investment funds and the sponsorship and use of proprietary registered mutual funds
Counseling businesses and their owners on general corporate and commercial matters, such as general contract law, distribution arrangements, executive compensation planning and licensing and transfers of trademarks, patents and other intellectual property
Counseling clients on the effective use of ownership and management techniques and business succession, with an emphasis on shareholder agreements, voting trusts and creative use of sophisticated succession planning techniques

Mr. Steinmetz serves as general counsel for privately held clients and works directly with owners, managers, and operating personnel on a daily basis to satisfy his clients’ legal needs. He also represents a number of large publicly held companies, some with in-house legal staff, whom he advises in all areas of his practice, but in particular mergers, acquisitions, and licensing matters.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling, 2) Estates & Trusts, 3) Europe, 4) Mergers & Acquisitions and 5) Transactional & Securities
Law School the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Education University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association the Milwaukee Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin and American Bar Association.
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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