Steven P. Lipowski

Attorney

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Steven P. Lipowski

Attorney

Banner photo of Steven P. Lipowski

Steven P. Lipowski

Attorney

500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050
Phone: 715.845.4336
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.845.2718

Services

Focus Teams

Professional Recognition:

Wisconsin Super Lawyers®, Rising Star 2009

As chair of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group, Steve works with clients to develop practical, creative solutions to their most important challenges. He believes strongly in serving clients as a trusted member of their team focused on providing advice clients can actually use.

With more than 20 years of experience, Steve’s practice involves a mix of both significant intellectual property and business law representation, giving him the perspective across both arenas to better serve clients and provide practical solutions.

Steve routinely advises clients in several areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial and corporate law, and real estate, as well as with respect to transactional intellectual property work.

Recent experience includes:

  • Representation of purchasers and sellers in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Representation of businesses and individuals with respect to trademark prosecution, e-commerce and intellectual property licensing agreements, and other intellectual property matters arising as part of business transactions.
  • Representation of family-owned and other closely-held businesses in connection with a wide variety of general corporate, real estate and contractual matters.

It has been said that “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Steve believes in the power of travel and enjoys learning about the culture, history, art (and beers) of many countries outside the United States. When not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and golfing poorly.

As chair of the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group, Steve works with clients to develop practical, creative solutions to their most important challenges. He believes strongly in serving clients as a trusted member of their team focused on providing advice clients can actually use.

With more than 20 years of experience, Steve’s practice involves a mix of both significant intellectual property and business law representation, giving him the perspective across both arenas to better serve clients and provide practical solutions.

Steve routinely advises clients in several areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial and corporate law, and real estate, as well as with respect to transactional intellectual property work.

Recent experience includes:

  • Representation of purchasers and sellers in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Representation of businesses and individuals with respect to trademark prosecution, e-commerce and intellectual property licensing agreements, and other intellectual property matters arising as part of business transactions.
  • Representation of family-owned and other closely-held businesses in connection with a wide variety of general corporate, real estate and contractual matters.

It has been said that “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” Steve believes in the power of travel and enjoys learning about the culture, history, art (and beers) of many countries outside the United States. When not working, Steve enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and golfing poorly.

Civic Activities

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area, Inc., Board of Directors (2016 – present)
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Board of Directors (2014 – 2017)
  • Centergy, Inc., Board of Directors and Executive Committee (2018 – 2022)
  • Entrepreneurial and Education Center, Inc., Board of Directors (2022 – present), Vice President (2022 – present)
  • Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2022 – present)
  • Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp. – Member (2005 – 2007)
  • Junior Achievement of Northcentral Wisconsin, Inc. – Board of Directors (2011 – 2017)
  • Leadership Wausau/Marathon County – Class XV Graduate (2002)
  • Special Olympics of Wisconsin – Volunteer (2013)
  • United Way of Marathon County – Fundraising Committee, Professional Division (2000 – 2007)
  • University of Wisconsin Alumni Association – Wausau Chapter, (2006 – present)
  • Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corporation – Board of Directors (2007 – 2011); Vice President (2008); President (2010)
  • Young Professionals Network of Wausau/Marathon County – Steering Committee (2004 – 2006); Chair (2004 – 2005)

Professional Activities

  • International Trademark Association – (INTA) (2010 – present)

Insights

Articles

Presentations

  • Legal Challenges and Solutions for Industry 4.0, Central Wisconsin Manufacturing Expo – 4/25/22
  • Agriculture Lease Agreements, UW Extension and Northcentral Technical College Agricultural Land Values Seminar – 10/24/17
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development – Community Programs Staff Training – “Title Insurance for USDA Loan Programs” – 7/15/15
  • Meritas Capability Webinar – 3-D Printing: U.S. and Global Intellectual Property and Business Challenges – 2/18/13
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and International Intellectual Property Laws, ExporTech – 3/8/12
  • Top Ten Purchasing Contract Issues – 10/22/09
  • Spelling Out Differences Between Copyrights, Trademarks, & Patents – 4/15/09
  • Cover Your Bases Before the Sale is Made – 10/8/08 and 10/15/08
  • Trademark Basics – 2008
  • Questions about Trademarks? – 11/14/07 and 12/12/07
  • Intellectual Property and the Internet – 5/2/06 and 5/9/06
  • Purchasing Terms & Conditions – 2006

 

Civic Activities

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area, Inc., Board of Directors (2016 – present)
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse, Board of Directors (2014 – 2017)
  • Centergy, Inc., Board of Directors and Executive Committee (2018 – 2022)
  • Entrepreneurial and Education Center, Inc., Board of Directors (2022 – present), Vice President (2022 – present)
  • Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2022 – present)
  • Grow North Regional Economic Development Corp. – Member (2005 – 2007)
  • Junior Achievement of Northcentral Wisconsin, Inc. – Board of Directors (2011 – 2017)
  • Leadership Wausau/Marathon County – Class XV Graduate (2002)
  • Special Olympics of Wisconsin – Volunteer (2013)
  • United Way of Marathon County – Fundraising Committee, Professional Division (2000 – 2007)
  • University of Wisconsin Alumni Association – Wausau Chapter, (2006 – present)
  • Wausau Kayak/Canoe Corporation – Board of Directors (2007 – 2011); Vice President (2008); President (2010)
  • Young Professionals Network of Wausau/Marathon County – Steering Committee (2004 – 2006); Chair (2004 – 2005)

Professional Activities

  • International Trademark Association – (INTA) (2010 – present)

500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050
Phone: 715.845.4336
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.845.2718

Services

Focus Teams

Professional Recognition:

Wisconsin Super Lawyers®, Rising Star 2009

Education

  • B.A. (with distinction), University of Wisconsin – Madison (1997)
    Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School – Madison (2000)
    Wisconsin Environmental Law Journal, Senior Note and Comment Editor

Admissions

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin