Scott E. Fiducci

Shareholder

Scott E. Fiducci

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1428

F: 414.278.3628

sfiducci@dkattorneys.com

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Assistant: Nancy Richards

T: 414.225.1483

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2016-2021)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Mergers and Acquisitions (2005-2006, 2011-2020)
  • YMCA Volunteer of the Year award

Education

  • J.D., Indiana University Law School
  • M.B.A. (Finance), University of Illinois
  • B.A., University of Illinois

Biography

Scott is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, serves as Managing Shareholder of the Metro-Milwaukee offices, and chaired the Corporate and Business Law Team for eight years. He has been named a leading Wisconsin business transactions and corporate attorney by Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine for multiple years.

Scott represents a wide variety of businesses and their owners, senior management, investors and lenders in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, business succession planning, debt and private equity financing, joint ventures, distribution, supply and other commercial agreements, employment and non-compete agreements, commercial real estate acquisition, sale, leasing and financing transactions, and international law matters. He typically serves as outside general counsel to his business clients, advising them with respect to corporate governance, risk management, and other legal and business matters. When representing clients, Scott invests the time needed to understand their financial and non-financial objectives. He also assists entrepreneurs and emerging companies with matters relevant to newly formed and rapidly growing businesses, including selecting a proper choice of entity, evaluating business plans, obtaining start-up and ongoing equity and debt financing, protecting and licensing intellectual property, preparing agreements among owners, and developing executive and key employee incentive compensation arrangements.

Representative Clients

  • Businesses
  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Private Investors
  • Executive Management

Notable Representations

Business Sale to Canadian Energy Company Scott acted as special Wisconsin counsel for a large Canadian energy company in its acquisition of an oil refinery valued at $435 Million.

Business Sale Scott assisted a privately held building products company valued at $45 Million in its sale to a $250 Million strategic buyer.

Business Sale to NYSE Energy Company Scott assisted bulk terminal owners in the $35 Million tax free and taxable sale to a NYSE listed energy company.

Family-Owned Business Sale Scott represented a family owned wholesaler valued at $20 Million in its sale to a $90 Million strategic buyer.

ESOP Purchase Scott represented a group of private investors and an ESOP in the purchase of a $7 Million specialty manufacturing company.

Debt and Equity Investment Scott represented a NYSE energy company subsidiary in its $1.5 Million subordinated debt and private equity investment in a technology manufacturer.

Tax Exempt Bond Financing Scott has assisted a leading tax-exempt charitable organization with multiple taxable and tax-exempt bond financings, totaling in excess of $50 Million.

Leadership

Professional Activities

Member, State Bar of Wisconsin (Business, Tax, Health and International Sections)

Member, American Bar Association - Business (Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions), Health, Intellectual Property and International and Tax Sections

Member, Illinois State Bar Association (Business, Tax and International Sections)

Member, Milwaukee Bar Association

Member, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)

Member, Wisconsin Innovation Network

Member, Wisconsin Technology Council

Community Involvement

Board of Managers, Former Director, Downtown YMCA (Board of Managers 1993 - 2016)