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Randal J. Brotherhood has more than thirty years of experience representing businesses and their owners in a wide variety of industries and settings. He also devotes a substantial part of his practice to representing tax-exempt organizations, foundations and trade associations of all types and sizes, ranging from local charitable organizations to large national and international membership associations.
Randy represents business clients both on a day-to-day general counsel basis and as a strategic adviser for particular transactions, including acquisition transactions and joint ventures. Randy regularly functions as a member of his clients’ upper management teams in providing timely and experienced guidance to protect their interests.
As reflected by his ranking in The Best Lawyers in America®, the definitive guide to legal excellence in the country, as well as in other ranking venues, such as Wisconsin SuperLawyers®, Randy has earned an outstanding reputation among his clients and his peers in the legal community for his approach to legal issues, his skill in identifying creative, practical and business-oriented solutions, and his legal ethics and integrity.
Randy is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of business-related legal topics.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2013|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Listed||Wisconsin Super Lawyers||2011|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Shareholder||Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols, S.C.||1985 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section||Board of Directors||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section, Securities Law Committee||Chair||N/A|
|National Business Institute||Initial Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations Contemplating a Merger, Joint Venture or Strategic Alliance||2014|
|National Business Institute||Key Issues for Nonprofit Organizations in Evaluating and Negotiation a Merger, Joint Venture or Strategic Alliance||2014|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Licensing Issues For Finders in Securities Offerings, Solicitors for Investment Advisers and Others Paid in Securities-Related Transactions: A Dialogue With the Wisconsin Securities Administrator||2013|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Marquette University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section||Social Media and the Law for Businesses: Developing Issues and Legal Trends||2012|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section||Securities Law Considerations for Owners of Closely-Held Businesses||2011|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||What Every Business Needs to Know About Intellectual Property||2010|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Choice of Entity for Wisconsin: New and Old Considerations in Light of Recent and Pending Developments||2009|
|National Business Institute||Introduction to Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations||2006|
|National Business Institute||Boards of Directors of Tax-Exempt Organizations||2005|
|National Business Institute||Selected Issues in Regulation of Non-Profit Organization Activities||2005|
|National Business Institute||Ethical Considerations Pertaining to Representation of Non-Profit Organizations||2004|
|National Business Institute||Location Selection in Starting a Franchise||2003|
|National Business Institute||Forms to be Familiar With in Starting a Franchise||2003|
|National Business Institute||Intellectual Property Law Aspects of Franchises||2003|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Introduction to Intellectual Property for IT Professionals||1999|