Overview

Brett has a breadth of experience in mergers and acquisitions and a variety of other transactional matters to help clients navigate complex transactions and corporate legal issues.

Brett’s M&A experience includes advising small-cap to large-cap companies on the buy- and sell-side of transactions of all sizes, from private equity add-on acquisitions to multi-billion dollar public company mergers, across a diverse group of industries. Brett also uses his transactional skills and experience to support the firm’s Venture Best team, advising entrepreneurs, early-stage companies, and investors with their various legal needs.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Brett was a managing associate at a large global law firm. In this role, he provided legal services related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, capital markets and other transactional and contractual matters.

While pursuing his J.D., Brett worked as a student attorney at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, where he provided transactional legal services for early-stage entrepreneurs and start-up companies, and served as a Managing Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review. During law school, Brett was also a student fellow for Chicago Ventures, a Chicago-based venture capital firm, and the President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

Prior to law school, Brett was an analyst for a global professional services firm, performing valuation, strategy, and market research services relating to mergers & acquisitions and real estate transactions.

Honors & Recognitions

  • James J. and Dorothy T. Hanks Memorial Award for excellence in corporate law studies
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (Men’s Basketball)

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Education

Bar Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Council Member, CATCH (Community Around the Children’s Hospital)
  • Team Captain, Cycle for Sight, The McPherson Eye Research Institute

Education

Bar Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Council Member, CATCH (Community Around the Children’s Hospital)
  • Team Captain, Cycle for Sight, The McPherson Eye Research Institute
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