Richard Latta is a partner in the Business Practice Group, Co-chair of the Reorganizations, Financial Restructuring and Workouts Group, and a leader of the firm’s Distressed Real Estate Group. He practices in the areas of corporate and partnership acquisitions and reorganizations, debt restructurings, corporate banking transactions, corporate governance matters, tax law, and planning for closely-held businesses, including succession planning for generational transfers of wealth. In addition to his business practice, Mr. Latta served as an elected member of the firm’s Management Committee from 2005 to 2008. Prior to returning to Wisconsin, Mr. Latta practiced law in San Francisco and in New York City. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Wisconsin, New York and California and is also a certified public accountant (inactive). Mr. Latta serves as lead counsel for national and regional corporations, banks, real estate partnerships and not-for-profit organizations providing advice on tax-optimized debt and equity restructurings, structuring and financing business acquisitions, representation of banks before the FDIC and state banking authorities, leveraged buy-outs, management buy-outs, dispositions of subsidiaries and divisions, joint ventures, succession planning, and resolving corporate governance matters including minority shareholder lawsuits. In addition to his private practice, Mr. Latta is a frequent author and lecturer on business law and tax-related topics.