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Michael S. Anderson

Michael S. Anderson

Practice areas:

Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation

Michael Anderson

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About Me

Michael Anderson is a partner at Axley Brynelson, LLP. His litigation practice, trial and appellate, focuses on a variety of commercial, business, products liability, and plaintiff personal injury litigation. Mr. Anderson's commercial practice includes dealership and distribution contracting, domestic and international, covenants not to compete, nondisclosure agreements, and confidentiality agreements.


He acts as outside general counsel for several clients, providing advice on corporate compliance, transactional, and general corporate issues. Mr. Anderson supervises foreign and domestic litigation for his general counsel clients. He currently serves as external General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA where his practice focuses on religious nonprofit governance and risk management issues.


Since 2003, Mr. Anderson has been on the governing board of Blackhawk Church, currently serving as Board Chair. Previously, he served on the Boards of nonprofit corporations involved in community development, a continuing care retirement community, and a 501c3 that provides funds for the delivery of legal services to low-income families. Currently he serves on the Board of a charity that works with members of impoverished international communities to develop skills that will permit them to earn a sustainable income.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1980

  1. Business: 50%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 17%
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 17%
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 16%

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Carl B. Rolsma

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike Anderson is one of the top corporate attorneys in Wisconsin. His knowledge of the law is exceptional, his honesty is impeccable, and his good nature puts one at ease in stressful situations. I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.

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    Carl Rolsma Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Axley Brynelson, LLP

2 E. Mifflin St., Suite 200
Madison, WI, 53703-4269

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WIGood Standing198003/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Lawyer in Commercial LitigationThe Best Lawyers in America©2011
Named to the 2005 Wisconsin Super Lawyers ListWisconsin Super Lawyers2005
Executive RegisterIn Business Madison2004
AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™N/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
General Counsel & Secretary of the CorporationInterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA2008 - 2014
Managing PartnerAxley Brynelson, LLP2003 - 2009
PartnerAxley Brynelson, LLP1986 - Present
Associate AttorneyAxley Brynelson, LLP1980 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Wisconsin Supreme CourtChair of Preliminary Review Committee2007 - 2010
Wisconsin Equal Justice FundBoard of Directors2006 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bench and Bar CommitteeMember2004 - Present
Wisconsin Supreme CourtPreliminary Review Committee2002 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Attorney's Professional Responsibility Study CommitteeMember1996 - 2000
Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility District CommitteeMember1991 - 2001
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
Dane County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of Law LawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Cornell UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1976