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John D. Leary

Professional Experience

John Leary works with clients in the areas of finance and creditors' rights, business counseling, transactions, and commercial law. His practice includes:

  • Representation of lenders, borrowers, and participants in negotiating and documenting financing of secured, unsecured, senior and subordinated debt including term loans, lines of credit, and floor plan financing.
  • Representation of lenders in complex loan reviews, workouts, collections and bankruptcies for farms, developers, manufacturers, retailers, C-stores, builders, hotels, suppliers, resorts, dealerships, and golf courses.
  • Counseling business entities at all stages in their development (including formation, growth, and exit strategies).
  • Representing purchasers and sellers in stock and asset acquisitions.
  • Drafting purchase and sale agreements for purchasers of goods and services.

Education

  • B.A., University of Notre Dame -South Bend, IN (1985)
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison (1988)
  • M.B.A. International Business, University of Wisconsin - Madison (1991)

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association - Section Member: Business Law; International Law
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Section Member: Bankruptcy; Business Law; Law Office Management
  • Minnesota State Bar

Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Eau Claire Program, Past Chair
  • Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, Eau Claire 2020 - Executive Committee, Chair (2017 - Present)

Civic Activities

  • Center Ice Club Foundation, Inc.- Board of Directors (2005 - present)
  • Chippewa Valley Flyers Hockey Club - President (2005 - present)
  • Eau Claire Youth Hockey - President (2014 - present), Vice President (2013), Secretary (2011 - 2012), Board of Directors (2010 - present)
  • L.E. Phillips Senior Center, Inc. - Board of Directors (2005 - present), President (2008 - 2010)

Blue Ink Blog Articles

Presentations

  • Sarbanes-Oxley for Privately Held Companies: Best Practices - 5/2/06 and 5/9/06