Randal J. Brotherhood

Randal J. Brotherhood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
 | 111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-273-1300
Fax: 414-273-5840
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Nonprofit Organizations (30%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%)
Attorney Profile

Randal J. Brotherhood is a shareholder in the law firm of Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. and a member of the firm's Board of Directors and Executive Committee.  His primary practice areas include corporate and business organizations and governance, trade associations and non-profit tax exempt organizations and foundations, intellectual property matters (including technology licensing and trademark and copyright registrations), securities regulation (including securities offerings and matters relating to registered investment advisers) and acquisition transactions. Mr. Brotherhood is a frequent lecturer and author on a variety of business-related legal topics.  His bar leadership activities include the following: Board of Directors of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin (Secretary-Treasurer; Chair, Committee on Business Corporations); member, State Bar of Wisconsin Real Estate and Business Law Institute; organizing and planning group, 2011-12; State Bar of Wisconsin Securities Law Committee; ABA Committee on Legal Opinions; ABA Section of Business Law Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity; ABA Committee on Fund Formation; ABA Subcommittee on Prototype Limited Liability Company Fund Agreements;  ABA Section of Business Law Subcommittee on Governmental Regulation; ABA Subcommittee on Nonprofit Governance; ABA Subcommittee on the Model Nonprofit Corporation Act; ABA Subcommittee on Current Developments in Nonprofit Corporation Law; ABA Subcommittee on Trade Associations; ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Committee on Federal Trademark Legislation; and the State Bar of Wisconsin's Securities Law Committee.   In February, 2014, Mr. Brotherhood was selected as a "Leader in the Law" by the Wisconsin Law Journal.  He is a member of the American, Wisconsin and Milwaukee Bar Associations.   Mr. Brotherhood has chaired and served on the governing boards of numerous civic, charitable and non-profit organizations, both locally and nationally.

About Randal Brotherhood

Admitted: 1981, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.mtfn.com/attorneys-Randal-Brotherhood.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Pre-Eminent Peer Review Rated
  • Leaders in the Law, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2014
  • Named in Best Lawyers of America® 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Named in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Directors of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin (Secretary-Treasurer, 2012-2014, Vice-Chair, 2014-2016; Chair, 2016-present); Chair, Committee on Business Corporations); member, State Bar of Wisconsin Real Estate and Business Law Institute; organizing and planning group, 2011-13; State Bar of Wisconsin Securities Law Committee; ABA Committee on Legal Opinions; ABA Section of Business Law Committee on Venture Capital and Private Equity; ABA Committee on Fund Formation; ABA Subcommittee on Prototype Limited Liability Company Fund Agreements;  ABA Section of Business Law Subcommittee on Governmental Regulation; ABA Subcommittee on Nonprofit Governance; ABA Subcommittee on the Model Nonprofit Corporation Act; ABA Subcommittee on Current Developments in Nonprofit Corporation Law; ABA Subcommittee on Trade Associations; ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Committee on Federal Trademark Legislation;  Member, American Bar Associations, State Bar of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Bar Association; Past member, American Society of Association Executives

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Mequon-Theinsville Chamber of Commerce; Executive Board of Directors, American Heart Association, Wisconsin Affiliate 1993-2002 (Chairman, 2000-01); Board of Trustees, Wauwatosa Public Library (Chairman, 1997 & 2001); Chairman, Board of Directors, Marian Catholic Home, Inc. 1988-1995 (Chairman, 1992-95); President, Board of Directors, Kindcare Inc.1993-1999 (President, 1995-1998); Board of Directors, Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc., Milwaukee Regional Board 1993-1997; Member, City of Wauwatosa Citizen's Advisory Capital Improvements Committee; Alumni Board of Governors, Washington University, 1987-93; Wisconsin Chair, Washington University Alumni Association 1987-2000; Active in various political campaigns for local and state office. Mr. Brotherhood is a frequent lecturer on a variety of business-related legal topics.  Member, St. Francis Borgia Parish, Cedarburg, Wisconsin and Stella Mavis Catholic Parish, Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Rule 13e-3 and the Going Private Dilemma: The SEC's Quest for a Substantive Fairness Doctrine,  58 Wash.U.L.Q. 883 (1981). Partial list of lectures and seminar presentations: Nonprofit Strategic Alliances and Mergers (National Business Institute, scheduled for September, 2014); Licensing Issues For Finders in Securities Offerings, Solicitors for Investment Advisers and Others Paid in Securities-Related Transactions: A Dialogue With the Wisconsin Securities Administrator (State Bar of Wisconsin Business and Real Estate Law Institute, June 2013); Social Media and the Law for Businesses: Developing Legal Issues and Trends (State Bar of Wisconsin Real Estate and Business Institute, June, 2012); Social Media and Securities Law Considerations for Owners of Closely-Held Businesses (State Bar of Wisconsin Real Estate and Business Law Institute June, 2011); What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know About Intellectual Property (State Bar of Wisconsin, June, July and September, 2010); Choice of Business Entity and Tax Aspects of Choice of Entity (Corporate Practice Institute, 2009); Overview of Pertinent Issues in Association Law (private client presentations, 2007 and 2008); Protecting Directors and Officers of Tax-Exempt Organizations (National Business Institute, (2004, 2005 and 2006); Securities Law Considerations in Formation of Start-Up and Venture Capital (delivered annually at Marquette University School of Business Administration); Selected Issues in Regulation of Non-Profit Organization Activities (National Business Institute, 2005); Boards of Directors of Tax-Exempt Organizations (National Business Institute, 2004); Ethical Considerations Relating to Attorney Representation of Non-Profit Organizations (National Business Institute, 2004); Introduction to Tax-Exempt Organizations (National Business Institute, 2005 and 2006); Intellectual Property Law Aspects of Franchises (National Business Institute, 2003);  Forms to be Familiar With in Starting a Franchise (National Business Institute, 2003); Location Selection in Starting a Franchise (National Business Institute, 2003);  Introduction to Intellectual Property for IT Professionals (State Bar of Wisconsin 1999); Doing Business in Wisconsin: Recent Trends, Historical Perspectives and a Look to the Future (MTFN Symposium, 1998); A Practitioner's Guide to Intellectual Property Issues on the Internet (State Bar of Wisconsin, 1998); Developments in Investment Adviser Regulation (State Bar of Wisconsin 1998); Legal Issues Presented by the Internet and E-Mail (International Association of Association Management Companies, 1997); Knowing Your Rights in Computer Software (National Business Institute, 1996); Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Pertaining to the Internet (National Business Institute, 1996); The Wisconsin Fair Dealership Act (Milwaukee Minority Business Development Center, 1993); Legal Aspects of Franchising (National Business Institute, 1993); What Business and Investors Can Expect Under the Clinton Administration (Robert W. Baird/MTFN Symposium, 1993); The Impact  of Asbestos on Real Estate Transactions and Ownership (State Bar of Wisconsin, 1991); Gain from Sale or Exchange of Residence (private client presentation, 1990).

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Meissner, Tierney, Fisher & Nichols, S.C.;  Senior Editor, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW QUARTERLY, 1980-1981 (member, 1979-80); Alpha Sigma Nu; Pi Gamma Mu; Phi Sigma; Active in student government in college.

Educational Background:

  • B.A. (cum laude) Marquette University, 1978
  • J.D. Washington University School of Law, 1981
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Office Location for Randal J. Brotherhood

111 East Kilbourn Avenue
19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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