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Chuck brings a wealth of practical and business experience acquired during 40 years of practice to his representation of financial institutions. His clients benefit from his strategic counsel on:

  • Regulatory matters
  • Mergers and acquisitions – from both the buyer’s and seller’s perspectives
  • Branch sales and purchases
  • Holding company formation issues
  • Access to capital markets through the issuance of stock and debt
  • Securities law matters
  • Regulatory and compliance issues

An influential practitioner, Chuck was largely responsible for the drafting of Chapter 214 of the Wisconsin Statues governing the formation and operation of state-chartered savings banks.


Chuck is often engaged to speak by groups such as the American Counsel of State Savings Supervisors, Community Bankers of Wisconsin, and America’s Community Bankers. On these occasions, Chuck has addressed a variety of topics ranging from whole bank mergers and acquisitions to bank executive compensation arrangements and employment contracts, from the Community Reinvestment Act to mutual holding companies. 


Chuck has successfully represented clients before:

  • The Federal Reserve
  • The Office of the Comptroller of Currency
  • The FDIC
  • The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

He has also testified before the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB). 

Honors & Recognitions

  • "Lawyer of the Year", The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, 2015 and 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2007-present


Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Firm Representative, Associate Memberships to the Wisconsin Banker's Association and Community Bankers of Wisconsin



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