Kenneth V. Hallett - Quarles & Brady LLP

Kenneth V. Hallett

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 414-277-5345

Ken Hallett practices in our Corporate Services Group, focusing his practice primarily in the area of securities law (including offerings, continuing compliance, and corporate governance), with a related practice in mergers and acquisitions. He also practices on our Financial Institutions Team, focusing on financial institution acquisition and expansion transactions. He represents clients in numerous industries, including the manufacturing, technology and financial services sectors. Mr. Hallett’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising in public securities offerings, including: 

    • representation of a manufacturer in a $500 million initial public offering; 

    • representation of a manufacturer in two shelf registrations and subsequent equity shelf offerings totaling over $450 million; 

    • representation of the underwriters in three shelf equity offerings by an industrial company totaling $500 million. 

  • Helping a technology services company establish a shelf registration statement for debt and equity securities and a separate shelf to facilitate small acquisitions using common stock, and then using the shelves in a $165 million equity offering and three acquisitions. 

  • Providing the securities and acquisition advice in the nation’s first simultaneous mutual savings bank holding company formation and acquisition by that client of a public holding company, and later representing that client in a conversion to a fully shareholder-owned entity and simultaneous $410 million stock offering. 

  • Representing a publicly held manufacturer in the technology industry in ten acquisitions within four years, several of which included the issuance of its common stock, three of which included foreign operations and one of which involved the acquisition of a competitors’ key facilities in a contested bankruptcy auction proceeding. 

  • Assisting financial institutions, their holding companies and shareholders in over 100 acquisition and financing transactions since beginning his practice, including serving a publicly held bank holding company in its friendly acquisition for almost $600 million, after having served as its securities counsel for almost 20 years through its growth in over 20 acquisitions to almost $3 billion in assets.


University of Notre DameAB 1977Harvard Law SchoolJ.D. 1980

Case History

Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1980 
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1980

Office Location

411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4426
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Milwaukee Metro Area
Kenneth V. Hallett has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Financial Services Regulation Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law