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Michael G. Koutnik


Michael (Mike) Koutnik is a business attorney focusing on commercial real estate, complex transactional law, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

Despite his diverse practice, Mike takes the same approach with each client matter. First, he clearly defines the client’s goals. Then he develops effective solutions to achieve them while providing the context necessary to understand how one issue fits into a business’s larger operations.





Real Estate

Trademarks & Service Marks

Served as local counsel for a healthcare company’s $20 million acquisition.

Represented Milwaukee property development company in its $17 million refinancing transaction.

Assisted manufacturing business in all phases of developing a new headquarters, including land acquisition and negotiation of its construction contract.

Represented Wisconsin agricultural company in its sale of over 8,500 acres of Wisconsin farmland valued at over $45 million.

Represented international corporation in the establishment of its U.S. headquarters in the Milwaukee area by forming the domestic entity, structuring the entity to fit within the parent corporation’s organization, performing initial regulatory filings, and negotiating the company’s lease.

Assisted Milwaukee based company with its $5 million combined acquisition and development of a historic structure for a combined brewery/restaurant.

Assisted Milwaukee based company with its $45 million acquisition and development of a 250,000 square foot mixed-use building.

Named “Up and Coming Lawyer,” Wisconsin Law Journal

Named to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Recipient, Marquette University Law School “Silver Quill” award

Selected, The Best Lawyers in America©

Admitted, Wisconsin Supreme Court and all lower state courts

Judicial Intern, Wisconsin Supreme Court

B.S., Marquette University

J.D., Marquette University Law School, cum laude

A native of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Mike enjoys backpacking, canoeing, reading, and photography. Most of all, Mike enjoys downhill skiing, having made multiple ski trips to British Columbia, Colorado, Utah, Vermont, and New Hampshire.