John S. Robison - Quarles & Brady LLP

John S. Robison

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 608-283-2653

John Robison’s practice focuses on privately-held businesses, with an emphasis on business transactions, taxation and health care. He has extensive experience with business matters, including business formations, choice of entity, executive employment contracts and incentives, contracts for the purchase and sale of goods or services, sales and distribution, licensing, leases, investment agreements, owner (buy–sell) agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures. 
Mr. Robison has formed and represented all types of entities, such as C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and general partnerships, as well as tax–exempt entities, and has represented a wide array of businesses, such as manufacturing, retail, food service, physician services, direct marketing, and high-tech. His recent experience includes:

  • Representation of a food manufacturer in the sale of two plants. 

  • Representation of a direct marketing company in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a competitor.

  • Representation of a health care provider in the sale of a majority interest to a private equity firm. 

  • Representation of a pharmacy benefits manager in a joint venture. 

  • Representation of a manufacturer in a corporate reorganization. 

  • Representation of corporations forming or maintaining employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs).

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1981 
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978 
University of Michigan AB University of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignJ.D. 1978
American Bar AssociationDane County Bar Association Downtown Madison, Inc.

Office Location

33 East Main Street, Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703-3095
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Madison Metro Area
John S. Robison has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Business Planning, Closely-Held Businesses, Executive Compensation, General Corporate, Leveraged Buyouts, Limited Liability Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Subchapter S Corporations, Tax, Transactions, Venture Capital)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Other Information

Gender: Male