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Gregory J. Lynch



Greg is a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group and a member of the Energy industry group. He also is the co-founder of the firm’s Venture Best® group. His principal experience has been in the following areas:

  • Early-stage company formation
  • Angel and venture capital financing
  • Public and private placement of securities
  • Stock option and equity incentive plans
  • Business plan review and advice
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • General corporate law, including corporate governance
  • Initial public offerings
  • Finance for renewable energy projects (including tax advantaged financing and governmental grants and guarantees)

Greg has served as corporate counsel to a variety of multinational clients and has assisted in structuring, negotiating, and integrating acquisitions in North America and Europe. He has also represented national, regional, and local clients in a variety of other corporate transactions, including public offerings, private placements, corporate financing, venture capital financing, and corporate governance.


Greg also represents early stage and emerging growth companies and investors in corporate structuring and financing. He has negotiated numerous license agreements and equity arrangements with spinoffs from major research institutions, including the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Chicago, and Medical College of Wisconsin.

Honors & Recognitions

  • “Lawyer of the Year”, The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012, 2016 and 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities / Capital Markets Law, 2006-present
  • “Wisconsin Super Lawyers” list in the area of Securities & Corporate Finance, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • “Top Lawyer” in the area of business law, Madison Magazine, 2009
  • "Leading Lawyer" in the area of business/corporate law, Madison Magazine, 2003-present
  • VIP, InBusiness magazine Annual Executive Register, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
  • Madison “40 Executives Under 40,” InBusiness magazine, 2005

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Wisconsin Technology Council
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cellular Dynamics International, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Advisors University of Wisconsin Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section
  • Member, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Cellulose Committee
  • Yellow Belt Certified, Legal Lean Sigma



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