Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Matthew J. Hills

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Metro Milwaukee
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phone:
262-754-2883
fax:
262-754-2845
assistant:
Jill M. Healy

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Matthew serves the corporate and transactional needs of businesses.  He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, with a special focus on Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) transactions, and using ESOPs as a succession-planning tool.  Matthew advises clients at all stages, from business formation to well-established companies both large and small.  He provides his clients with exceptional and creative legal services and is able to translate complicated legal issues into  straightforward and practical solutions.

Like so many of the businesses he represents, Matthew understands that what is good for the community is also good for business.  Matthew’s passion for literacy and education inspires him to volunteer his time with various like-minded organizations throughout Wisconsin.  He also regularly volunteers with the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic.

Matthew’s practice includes:

  •  ESOP transactions
  • Negotiating deal terms and drafting documents related to the sale and purchase of an existing business, both equity and asset transactions.
  • Business entity formation.
  • Advising clients seeking B Corp certification.
  • Negotiating and drafting business contracts for the licensing of intellectual property.
  • Negotiating and drafting complex commercial real estate leases.
  • Trademark Prosecutions.

​Notable Representations

  • Assisted the owner of a second-generation manufacturing company in selling his business to an ESOP trustee for the benefit of his employees. 
  • Represented national retail client in negotiations of commercial lease agreements for new retail stores. 
  • Counseled client and oversaw documentation of purchase of assets from distribution company in Wisconsin Chapter 128 receivership.  
  • Help client navigate process of becoming a Wisconsin benefit corporation and certified B Corp.

Articles

  •  Author (with Shawn M. Govern) of Chapter Five, “Buying and Selling a Small Business” in Securities, Mergers, and Acquisitions in Wisconsin (State Bar of Wisconsin)
  • Author (with Jordan Rohlfing) of “Constitutional Law” in Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law (State Bar of Wisconsin, 2016) 

​Honors

  • Wisconsin Rising Stars® (Business/Corporate) – 2018-2020
  • Associate Editor of the Marquette Law Review

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DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Madison, Greater Milwaukee, Green Bay and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.

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We are an active and proud member of Lexwork International, an association of mid-sized independent law firms in major cities located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia and an active member of SCG Legal, an association of more than 140 independent law firms serving businesses in all 50 state capitals and major commercial centers around the world.

Awards

Best Lawyers 2013 – 2021
Super Lawyers 2021
Compass Award 2012
Top 100 Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers Association

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