Thomas A. Simonis, Retired Partner


Tom Simonis had a broad corporate, commercial, and tax practice with substantial experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions; domestic and foreign joint ventures; planning for the privately held business and its owners; distribution, supply, and other commercial contracts; and a wide variety of general corporate and tax matters. Mr. Simonis also is a certified public accountant. His experience included:

  • Representing both buyers and sellers in numerous acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture transactions.
  • Assisting privately held businesses with buy-sell agreements and other succession matters.
  • Regularly advising businesses in general corporate, commercial, and tax matters.

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1981)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Wisconsin (B.B.A., 1975)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Certified Public Accountant, Wisconsin, 1978
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Former Chair, Committee on Wisconsin Corporation Taxation; Former Member, Committee on International Trade)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Former Director, International Transactions Section)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Former Chair, International Trade Committee, Southeast Chapter)
  • Alto-Shaam, Inc. (Director)
  • American Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2007–present: Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Tax Law)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2006–2008 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists (Closely Held Business)
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