Eric R. Platt

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Eric Platt

Eric R. Platt

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The primary focus of Eric’s practice involves advising business owners and executive management in connection with a variety of business and legal matters, with a specific emphasis on closely held companies. Eric assists clients during all phases of the lifecycle of their businesses, from incorporation, strategic growth and ultimately the sale of the company. Eric works with first-time entrepreneurs and seasoned business and community leaders alike. Eric is also well-versed in the area of commercial real estate, given its importance to the successful operation of any business.

What sets Eric apart from the rest of the legal community is his pragmatic approach to the practice of law. Eric knows that running your business and achieving your goals is your primary motivation when seeking legal counsel and he strives to always tailor his advice to meet those ends. Eric works to find solutions that not only solves his client’s problems, but that do so in a way that provides minimal disruption of their business activities. Focusing on how to solve your legal problems while also helping your business is Eric’s competitive advantage.

Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Buy-Sell Transactions
  • Start-Up and Growth Consulting
  • Complex Commercial Agreements
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial Leasing

Education & Professional Highlights


  • Universtiy of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, B.S., 2009
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2012

Professional Highlights

  • Representation of the owners of a technology company in a $40,000,000+ equity sale transaction involving a publicly traded buyer
  • Provide assistance and direction to corporate due diligence team in a stock sale transaction involving the acquisition of an American subsidiary of a Japanese manufacturer
  • Representation of the seller group in a transaction involving the corporate headquarters for a subsidiary of a multinational company
  • Advise the buyer in a transaction involving the acquisition of a Canadian software company
  • Provide legal direction and assistance in connection with a significant debt refinancing transaction
  • Representation of the seller in an asset sale transaction involving an international corporate buyer
  • Provide legal counsel relating to a corporate restructuring for a large Wisconsin-based corporation
  • Lead counsel for multiple commercial real estate purchase, sale, and refinancing transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Bar Admission: State Bar of Wisconsin (Business Section, Young Lawyers Division)
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Ruby R. Vale Interschool Corporate Moot Court Competition, 2012

Beyond The Firm

I am an avid homebrewer and a member of the American Homebrewers Association. I started brewing in law school and became fascinated with the intricate balance of art and science. I am also a huge fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and English Premier League soccer.