John K. Tokarz is a business lawyer whose practice focuses on complex transactions. As a Certified Public Accountant who previously worked as an auditor for a Big Four accounting firm, John understands his clients’ businesses. From startups to publicly traded companies, he provides a full range of transactional and strategic support to clients with matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestures, securities offerings and other significant corporate transactions.
In addition to his transactional work, John maintains a general corporate practice advising closely held and family-owned businesses on matters involving entity formation, commercial contracting, governance and other day-to-day legal and business issues.
John also regularly represents insurance companies and other institutional investors in connection with their alternative investment activities, including private equity funds, private credit funds, “fund of funds” and real estate and infrastructure funds.
John graduated first in his class from the University of Wisconsin Law School where he was a Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin Law Review and honored with the James J. & Dorothy T. Hanks Memorial Award for excellence in the study of corporate law. He also earned his B.B.A from the University of Notre Dame.