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Marc J. Adesso sits on the board of directors of Grupo Capoeira Nago Milwaukee, Inc. and the Milwaukee Community Service Corps.

In the past, Marc has worked with an AmLaw 100 firm in maintaining intellectual property portfolios, taken companies public while working at a Wall Street law firm, launched start-ups later acquired by publicly-traded companies, as outside general counsel of a number of international companies and as a corporate attorney at one of Wisconsin’s ten largest law firms. Marc has been named a Leading Lawyer in the area of Business Law by M Magazine, and a Rising Star by SuperLawyers (published annually by Milwaukee Magazine).

Marc holds his JD from Marquette University, his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, his MA from New York University and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Areas of focus include:

• Securities, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• Hedge Fund Formation


Languages spoken: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Securities Offerings: 50%
  2. Business: 30%
  3. Corporate: 20%



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  • Vincent L. Hein

    I endorse this lawyer. Marc is highly skilled lawyer who understands business. He is a skilled transactional attorney that would be an asset to any organization.


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  • Tyler Robert Campbell

    Mr. Adesso is a gentleman with a staggering intellect. His contributions to the legal field are highly regarded as he has dedicated the bulk of his life to perfecting his craft. He is well respected by his peers, colleagues, and adversaries alike and is a tremendous asset to the legal community. I strongly endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Milwaukee, WI, 53211


WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Lawyers Division ScholarshipAmerican Bar Association2012
Spirit of Giving AwardThunderbird School of Global Management2007
LSAT ScholarshipThomas Jefferson School of Law2004
Henry H. McCracken FellowshipNew York University2001
Category I ScholarshipNational Italian American Foundation (NIAF)2001
Witkin Award for Immigration LawCALIN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBaker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz2015 - Present
AttorneySichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP2013 - 2015
Business AttorneyGodfrey, Braun & Frazier, LLP2012 - 2013
AttorneyDeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.2010 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Thunderbird Alumni Association- Memphis ChapterPresident2015 - Present
Thunderbird Alumni Association- MilwaukeeChapter President2012 - 2013
International Practice Section, Wisconsin State BarChairman and President2012 - 2013
International Practice Section, Wisconsin State BarBoard Member2011 - 2012
MYLAN/A2011 - 2013
Young Lawyers Division, Wisconsin State BarBoard Member2011 - 2013
NSHMBAExecutive VP2010 - 2014
MBBIN/A2009 - 2014
Grupo Capoeira Nago Milwaukee, Inc.Chairman2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Spin off from publicly traded companysuccessful
Uplisting to Nasdaqsuccessful
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Publication nameTitleDate
SRFFWhy Go Public?2015
SRFFExemption from NASDAQ and NYSE Stockholder Approval Rules for Foreign Private Issuers2015
Wisconsin Lawyer MagazineBuy-Sell Agreements2012
Wisconsin Lawyer MagazineM&A – It’s Elementary! A Plain English Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions from Kickoff to Closing, Book Review2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International ManagementInternational BusinessMBA2008
New York UniversityItalian LiteratureOther - Masters2004
University of Wisconsin, MadisonIndustrial Psychology, ItalianBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wisconsin Solo & Small Firm ConferenceLawyer Advertising in the Internet Age: Google, Total Attorneys and Other Sites2012
UW-Madison Law & Entrepreneurship ProgramFamily Business & the Law2012
Tax Exempt Organizations from Start to FinishAdvising on Operational Issues2012
Real Estate & Business Law InstituteConflicts in Representing Closely Held Businesses2012
UWM SBDC Entrepreneur Training ProgramBusiness Entities & Intellectual Property2011