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Marc J. Adesso

Securities offerings Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 14 years
    Tennessee - TN 8 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2010
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2016
    Surrendered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Marc

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Marc J. Adesso's work experience includes handling billion-dollar mergers at an AmLaw 100 firm, taking companies public while working at a Wall Street law firm, launching start-ups later acquired by publicly-traded companies, serving 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 and Operations


Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
211 Commerce Street, Suite 800
Nashville, TN, 37201


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Bob | April 13, 2012
Detail-oriented, high integrity, smart lawyer
I sit on the board of a non-profit and we have gone to him for legal advice many times. His input is so spot-on, that I have also used him personally, to develop my estate plan and to untangle some nasty issues for my partnership. It's rare that see you this caliber of talent in our area, I have given Marc's name to several friends and colleagues, and will continue to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2011
Good guy
Good lawyer, good guy, no bs- he gave me practical advice that solved my legal issues with my employer.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2011
Business Pro
Marc helped me form my consulting business, and has provided valuable insight since then as I've grown. Highly reccommended, really knows his stuff!


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Business Attorney
  • Godfrey, Braun & Frazier, LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management
  • MBA
  • 2008
  • New York University
  • MA
  • 2004
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA
  • 2001
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Spin off from publicly traded company
  • successful
  • Uplisting to Nasdaq
  • successful
  • Merger of two publicly-traded REITs
  • Successful


  • Thunderbird Alumni Association- Nashville Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Grupo Capoeira Nago Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - Present
  • Thunderbird Alumni Association- Memphis Chapter
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Thunderbird Alumni Association- Milwaukee
  • Chapter President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • International Practice Section, Wisconsin State Bar
  • Chairman and President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • International Practice Section, Wisconsin State Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • MYLA
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Young Lawyers Division, Wisconsin State Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Executive VP
  • 2010 - 2014
  • MBBI
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Young Lawyers Division Scholarship
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Spirit of Giving Award
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • 2007
  • LSAT Scholarship
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2004
  • Henry H. McCracken Fellowship
  • New York University
  • 2001
  • Category I Scholarship
  • National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
  • 2001
  • Witkin Award for Immigration Law
  • CALI
  • N/A
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  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine
  • M&A – It’s Elementary! A Plain English Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions from Kickoff to Closing, Book Review
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • UW-Madison Law & Entrepreneurship Program
  • Family Business & the Law
  • 2012
  • Real Estate & Business Law Institute
  • Conflicts in Representing Closely Held Businesses
  • 2012
  • UWM SBDC Entrepreneur Training Program
  • Business Entities & Intellectual Property
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Marc
Securities offerings Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc is a smart and resourceful lawyer who consistently looks for the best way to serve his clients while helping his clients achieve their goals. He is easy to work and works well in collaboration with other attorneys and professionals."
Business Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Business Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Mr. Adesso. He's absolutely great."
Business Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Marc and refer cases to him with the utmost confidence. He has a natural ability to understand his clients' business and personal goals, which allows him to develop tailored strategies for success. His client-centric attitude and business law expertise make him an invaluable asset to any client or firm."
Securities offerings
Estate planning
Employment and labor