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As a  business and corporate law firm, Rice & Bohrofen combines the quality of legal advice and services of a large, national firm with the responsiveness, personal attention, and cost-effectiveness of a smaller boutique firm.
Focused on the success of your business.
Our focus is on providing transactional legal services to privately-held and family-owned businesses in Sheboygan County and throughout the State of Wisconsin.


Shawn Rice practices primarily in the areas of mergers &
acquisitions, corporate, business, real estate, banking & finance
and estate planning. Shawn provides counsel and strategic direction to
business clients and individuals, guiding them through a variety of
transactional matters. Shawn focuses his practice on business,
corporate and commercial matters. He advises businesses of all types
and sizes, from closely-held, family companies to multi-national


He has extensive experience providing counsel on
general business matters such as start-up and formation, limited
liability companies, joint ventures and partnerships, corporate
governance, shareholder relations, bank and other financing,
securities, real estate matters, and contracts including venture
capital, franchises, employment, vendors and consulting arrangements.
Shawn also maintains an active practice assisting clients with mergers,
acquisitions and divestitures, including leveraged buy-outs and
business succession planning. Shawn also represents local non-profit
organizations and financial institutions.

Recent Experience.

  • Representing
    buyers and sellers in the acquisition and divestiture of various
    international, national, regional and local businesses

  • General counsel for numerous manufacturers, franchises, entrepreneurs and service companies

  • Representing various local and Wisconsin-based lending institutions and non-profit entities

  • Representing financial institutions and distressed businesses and their owners in restructuring and workout transactions

  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures including asset purchases and sales, stock purchases and sales, and entity conversions

  • Structuring
    and formation of legal entities including limited liability companies,
    corporations, non-profit and tax-exempt entities and partnerships


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Practice areas


  1. M & A: 20%
    18 years
  2. Corporate: 20%
    23 years
  3. Business: 20%
    23 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    23 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



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  • Jason E. Dierkes

    My experience with attorney Shawn Rice has been positive, he is a good lawyer, a good person, very knowledgeable in his area, experienced, and has always been fair. If you need a business lawyer, he is a good choice.


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Contact info

Rice Business Law

101 Falls Road.
Suite 601
Grafton, WI, 53081-4525


WIGood Standing199303/20/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in WI, 2007


    Reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Index Rating 38Peer Index www.peerindex.net2011
Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2007
Top Up & Coming Wisconsin AttorneyMilwaukee Magazine2007
Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberPrivate Equity and Venture Capital Committee of State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section2007 - Present
Shareholder PartnerDavis & Kuelthau2002 - 2007
AttorneyGodfrey & Kahn SC1998 - 2002
General CounselSchreier Malting Company1996 - 1998
AttorneyKohner, Mann & Kailas, s.c.1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Sheboygan County Chamber Biz Assistance TeamMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of Business LawMember2006 - Present
Marquette Golden Angels NetworkMember/investor2005 - Present
Sheboygan County Estate Planning CouncilMember2004 - Present
Sheboygan County Bar AssociationMember, Former Secretary1998 - Present
Western District of WisconsinAdmitted1997 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights SectionMember1993 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1993 - Present
Eastern District of WisconsinAdmitted1993 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law SectionMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nic J. Eichenseer, et al v. Madison-Dane County Tavern League, Inc., et alAppeals dismiss all claims vs. client & awards $
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Lakeside Mechanical LLCCollected and garnished funds
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Publication nameTitleDate
Marquette Law ReviewArchitectural Appearance Ordinances and the First Amendment,1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Creighton UniversityPolitical Science & American HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Financial Landscape for M&AMergers & Acquisitions market and legal update2010
NFIB Annual Succession PlanningBusiness Succession and Estate Planning2008
Building and Transferring Value in Your BusinessPreparing for Sale of Business2007