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Tom is one of the initial members of the Firm. He counsels his clients with general corporate and business law matters, including transactions such as acquisitions, sales, contracts, and financing. He also litigates cases involving shareholder disputes as well as family law cases involving closely-held businesses, partnerships, and professional associations. As a trained mediator, Tom has also helped numerous clients with the resolution of shareholder disputes, business and family law issues. Tom was selected for inclusion in the 25th Anniversary Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America® in Family Law beginning in 2008 and has each year since, including 2015.

Tom Advises Clients With

  • Complex contractual negotiations

  • Business financing

  • Business acquisitions and sales

  • Divorce litigation for business owners and their spouses

Examples of Tom’s Recent Client Work

• Lead attorney in a multi-store retail grocer in a $63.0 million asset sale

•  Lead attorney in 9 figured pending asset sale
• Lead attorney in the $19.0 million sale of a distributor to a NYSE company
• Successfully negotiated the settlement of a minority shareholder squeeze out
• Defused minority shareholder threats to sue the majority owners
• Represented owning and non-owning spouses in multi-million dollar divorce cases involving auto dealers, retail sales, manufacturing, distributors, bankers, and professionals
• Advised rapid-growth client for many years, helping them achieve Top 50 Business recognition by the US Chamber of Commerce

Representative Clients

  • TEAM Industries, Inc.

  • Plan Administrators, Inc.

  • DeRosa Corporation

  • Color Ink, Inc.

  • Asset Management for Professionals, Inc.

  • Heritage Credit Union

  • Eddie Martini’s, Inc.

  • McAdams, Inc.

  • Horizon Retail Construction, Inc.

Related Experience

  • Trained Mediator

  • Bank Officer


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 20%
  2. M & A: 20%
  3. Financial Services: 20%
  4. Corporate: 20%
  5. Contracts: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.

111 E Wisconsin Ave Ste 1400
Milwaukee, WI, 53202


WIGood Standing197203/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2016
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in America® (Family Law)Best Lawyers2008
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderO'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.1974 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Divorce and Cooperation InstituteCo-Founder/Board of Directors and TreasurerN/A
Heartlove PlaceLegal AdvisorN/A
Office of Lawyer Regulation for the Milwaukee AreaMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Marquette UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A