Eric E. Lenzen

Senior Counsel

As an experienced and savvy M&A attorney and private equity investor, Eric Lenzen understands the calculus involved in evaluating risks and rewards. Having served as a board member and in executive roles, he gets the short-term pressures and long-term priorities that business owners face daily. And as a trusted attorney and advisor, he knows how much his clients count on his seasoned judgment, sound counsel, and personal commitment when they turn to him with their most consequential business decisions, transactions, and investments.

A top ranked corporate lawyer in Wisconsin (Chambers USA 2023), Eric lives and breathes his work. The nuances, intricacies, and challenges of business transactions have been the focus of his entire career, and his clients reap the benefits of the tireless effort he puts into every matter. For countless domestic and foreign corporations, private equity and venture capital funds, institutional investors, underwriters, investment banks, insurance companies, financial institutions, and entrepreneurs, Eric is an indispensable asset and valued team member.

Leading a group of equally dedicated and prolific attorneys with complementary talents, Eric has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations, public and private offerings of debt and equity capital, fund structuring and portfolio investments, cross-border transactions, private company ownership succession planning, and emerging company capitalization and growth transactions.

Eric is a dealmaker who knows how to drive a hard bargain; he is a savvy and experienced negotiator who effectively collaborates with other counsel and parties to close transactions efficiently and with the highest degree of skill and care. Known for his "continuum of care" approach to representation, Eric takes a holistic view of every matter and addresses both the fine details and larger implications of a business or investment opportunity. For Eric, his clients' concerns are his concerns, their goals are his goals, and their success is his success. And that manifests in everything he does for them.

    • Washington University School of Law, J.D.
    • Marquette University, B.S.
  • Bar Admissions

    • Wisconsin
    • Named a Wisconsin Leading Lawyer for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA, 2022-2023


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