William P. Schultz, Partner


Will Schultz is a partner in the Business Law Group and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. He focuses his practice on representing privately held businesses and their owners in mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and general business and corporate matters. He serves as outside general counsel and as a trusted advisor for many of his clients, including family-owned businesses and private equity portfolio companies.

Mr. Schultz has broad experience in business matters. Before joining Quarles & Brady LLP, he served as the general counsel of a private equity-owned (and then publicly traded) parent company to a global family of manufacturing businesses.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2000)
    • Wisconsin Law Review (Note and Comment Editor)
  • University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (Director)
  • Elmbrook Humane Society (Director)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Corporate Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers®- Rising Stars Edition