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William R. Soderstrom


William (Bill) Soderstrom retired after over 40 years of dedicated service to the firm and his clients. Bill counseled businesses of all sizes on their overall operation. His practice regularly involved contract creation and operational issues, negotiations, human resources issues, acquisitions, divestitures, ownership transitions, and financing. Bill’s practice extended across the country and to China, Europe, and Canada.

Bill represented buyers and sellers in dozens of mergers and acquisitions, including in bankruptcy and from foreclosure and secured lender sales totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. He also counseled companies in multi-million-dollar private placements and represented underwriters in effecting both accredited investor private placements and IPOs.

Bill’s philosophy was to get a deal done quickly, at a sensible cost, and with minimal disruption. When disputes arose, he prided himself on negotiating significant recoveries, with litigation as a last resort.

Firm Managing Shareholder, 2001-2017

Recipient of “Jamil Nizam Dedication and Entrepreneurial Spirit” award, MAKO annual meeting

Clerk, Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Robert Cannon

Intern, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson

Admitted, Wisconsin Supreme Court and all lower state courts

J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School

B.A., University of Illinois

Bill and his wife live in River Hills, Wisconsin.  They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.