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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.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    34 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    34 years
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
    34 years
  4. Business: 25%
    34 years

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Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols Sc

111 E Kilbourn Avenue
19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI, 53202-6679


WIGood Standing198103/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
ListedWisconsin Super Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
ListedWisconsin Super Lawyers2013
ListedWisconsin Super Lawyers2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2012
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2011
ListedWisconsin Super Lawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMeissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols, S.C.1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law SectionBoard of DirectorsN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section, Securities Law CommitteeChairN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business InstituteInitial Considerations for Nonprofit Organizations Contemplating a Merger, Joint Venture or Strategic Alliance2014
National Business InstituteKey Issues for Nonprofit Organizations in Evaluating and Negotiation a Merger, Joint Venture or Strategic Alliance2014
State Bar of WisconsinLicensing Issues For Finders in Securities Offerings, Solicitors for Investment Advisers and Others Paid in Securities-Related Transactions: A Dialogue With the Wisconsin Securities Administrator2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Marquette UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law SectionSocial Media and the Law for Businesses: Developing Issues and Legal Trends2012
State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law SectionSecurities Law Considerations for Owners of Closely-Held Businesses2011
State Bar of WisconsinWhat Every Business Needs to Know About Intellectual Property2010
State Bar of WisconsinChoice of Entity for Wisconsin: New and Old Considerations in Light of Recent and Pending Developments2009
National Business InstituteIntroduction to Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations2006
National Business InstituteBoards of Directors of Tax-Exempt Organizations2005
National Business InstituteSelected Issues in Regulation of Non-Profit Organization Activities2005
National Business InstituteEthical Considerations Pertaining to Representation of Non-Profit Organizations2004
National Business InstituteLocation Selection in Starting a Franchise2003
National Business InstituteForms to be Familiar With in Starting a Franchise2003
National Business InstituteIntellectual Property Law Aspects of Franchises2003
State Bar of WisconsinIntroduction to Intellectual Property for IT Professionals1999