JB works with and advises clients on a wide range of business law matters, including form of entity selection and initial capitalization, raising funds through private equity offerings, securities compliance and broker/dealer matters, mergers and acquisitions, contract preparation and negotiation, and software, technology, and IP matters.

Startups, early stage, and emerging growth companies

  • Business entity selection and formation
  • Governing documents tailored to a concrete funding and capitalization plan
  • Equity structuring tied to your goals
  • Private placements, preferred stock offerings, Regulation D and other exempt offerings, convertible notes, warrants, grants, stock option plans, restricted stock agreements
  • Angel, venture, private equity advice


  • State and Federal securities laws advice
  • Broker/dealer and investment advisor advice
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Insider, fraud, and violation advice
  • 10b5-1 and 10b-18 insider trading and stock repurchase program compliance

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Asset sales/purchases
  • Statutory mergers, reverse merges, triangular mergers
  • Stock deals

Software, Technology, & IP Agreements

  • Intellectual property assignments and work-for-hire agreements
  • Intellectual Property License Agreements
  • Software Licenses (On Premise, Hosted, and Software as a Service (SAAS) Agreements)
  • End User License Agreements (EULA)

General Business

  • Operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, articles of organization, articles of incorporation
  • Contract review and drafting
  • Phantom stock plans
  • Restrictive covenants, confidentiality agreements, NDAs, non-competes


  • Editor-in-Chief, Marquette Law Review

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, Association for Corporate Growth (AACG)
  • Meritas Young Lawyer Representative

Community Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa
  • Officer and Board Member, Ducks Unlimited Milwaukee Chapter

Military Service

  • Senior Intelligence Duty Officer, Air Force Southern Command, Combined Air Operations Center, June 2007-May 2008
  • Deployed Tactical Operations Center Chief, 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, USAF, September 2006-January 2007
  • Chief of Intelligence, 55th Rescue Squadron, USAF, November 2005-June 2007
  • Deployed J2 Director of Intelligence, 716th Special Operations Group, USAF, June 2005-September 2005
  • Deployed Chief of Intelligence, 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, USAF, October 2004-February 2005
  • Chief of Operations Intelligence, 563rd Operations Support Squadron, USAF, May 2004-October 2005

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