Margaret Utterback practices in the areas of commercial finance, commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. She has experience representing clients in corporate transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures. In addition, her practice includes public finance transactions as borrower's counsel. Ms. Utterback's recent projects include:
*Representation of publicly held client in connection with 335 million restructuring.
*Representation of publicly and privately held clients in connection with negotiating and restructuring credit facilities.
*Representation of commercial lenders and borrowers in single lender and syndicated credit transactions and secured and unsecured financings.
* Negotiation and documentation of retail and manufacturing
company acquisitions by privately held clients.
*Advising privately held manufacturing clients in connection with preparation of data security breach response plans and managing data breaches.
*Representation of clients in connection with e-commerce transactions including negotiation of internet hosting agreements, ASP agreements and internet terms and conditions of sale.
*Representation of healthcare and senior living facility borrowers in connection with tax-exempt bond financing projects.
*Negotiation and drafting of manufacturer's representative
agreements, confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, supply agreements, standard terms and conditions of sale and purchase, and third party legal opinions.
Education and Honors
*University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2001)* *United States Naval Academy (B.S., with merit, 1987)Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 2001
Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers®"Rising Stars
Editions 2008-2010 (Business/Corporate).
Professional and Civic Activities
Wisconsin Bar Association (Member, 2001-present).
American Bar Association (Member, 2001-present).
Blue and Gold Officer (2000-present).
*Co-author (with Heather Buchta and Ruhee Divgi), "Full
Disclosure: Policies and practices when your customers'
information is at your Website," AFP Exchange, May 2010.
*Co-author, "Wisconsin Secured Transactions Under Revised
Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: Forms and
Practice Manual," Data Trace Publishing Company, 2008.
*"Is Your Customer Data Safe?," In Business, July 2006.
*Presentation, Document Retention, Lorman Education
Seminar, 2005 CLE, May 2005.
*"Substitute This: A New Twist on Lost Profit Damages in
Patent Infringement Suite: Grain Processing v. American
Maize Products Corporation," Wisconsin Law Review 909,