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Chad J. Richter

Franchising Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

Chad is a shareholder and member of the firm’s Business Practice Group. His practice focuses on working with privately held businesses and their owners, assisting them with the various legal issues they face in operating their business on a day-to-day basis. This includes legal issues businesses have in dealing with their customers, vendors, suppliers, competitors, and employees, and the laws and contracts governing those relationships. 

As part of his practice, Chad has considerable experience in Mergers & Acquisitions working with businesses that are going through transition events such as mergers, acquisitions, and sales. He has represented numerous clients in deals ranging from $100k up to $22M.

An area of concentration for Chad has been assisting corporate clients that are involved in dealership/distribution and franchise models, and counseling them on the unique contractual and business issues they face as dealers/franchisees. Over the past 15 years, Chad has worked with well in excess of 300 different dealership/franchise models.

Chad prides himself on providing efficient, practical legal advice, and developing long lasting relationships with his clients. He strives to obtain an intimate knowledge of his clients businesses' to help ensure their continued success going forward.

 

Chad Assists Clients With

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • General business organization and structuring
  • Commercial contract negotiation and drafting
  • Franchise and dealership legal matters
  • Real estate and litigation matters involving businesses and franchises

Representative Client Work

  • Completed a $19,000,000 sale-leaseback transaction for a regionally based service business
  • Lead counsel on the purchase and sale of numerous local and regionally based businesses in transactions ranging from $100,000 to $25,000,000
  • Worked with well over 300 different dealership and franchise models across the U.S. and Canada in varying product and service based industries for both business-to-business and consumer based businesses
  • Assisted franchisors with legal compliance and contractual matters in both registration and non-registration states



Location

O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.
111 E Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.
  • 1900 - Present

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 2002
  • Marquette University
  • BS
  • 1999
  • Marquette University
  • Bachelor's Degree, cum laude
  • N/A
  • Marquette University
  • Bachelor's Degree, cum laude
  • N/A
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Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising
  • Member
  • N/A
  • International Franchise Association
  • Former Member/Supplier
  • N/A
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries
  • Board Member - Past President
  • N/A
  • Oak Creek Public Library Foundation
  • Board Member–Chair
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America - Business Organizations
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2018
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rating™–AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2015
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2014
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Leadership Award
  • MBBI
  • 2012
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2011
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2010
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2009
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Article
  • "The Franchise Model"
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Wisconsin Franchise Showcase
  • Starting a Franchise
  • N/A
  • WI Marketplace
  • Minority Business Development
  • N/A
  • UWM Small Business Development Center
  • "Legal Issues in Franchising"
  • N/A
  • Seminar
  • "How to Begin the Business Acquisition/Sale Process"
  • N/A
  • Local Outplacement Firms
  • "Business Solutions for the Entrepreneur"
  • N/A
  • Franchise Fair
  • Franchise Opportunitites for Women, Minorities and veterans
  • N/A
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Milwaukee Franchising Lawyer Chad J. Richter
Chad J. Richter
Franchising Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 21 years