Attorney Michael McDonagh

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Tel.: (414) 727-6266
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About Michael McDonagh


Michael uses his substantial legal and business experience to help business clients successfully navigate the complicated legal and regulatory environments involved in capital formation, transactions and ongoing operations. He represents for-profit and non-profit entities of all types and sizes, including manufacturers, contractors, engineers, high-tech concerns, retailers, franchisees, distributors, specialty service providers and medical practice groups. Michael’s expertise in securities and health care regulations helps clients navigate successfully through some of the most difficult issues. Michael makes a significant effort to understand his clients’ businesses and become more than just legal counsel, but a valuable advisor.

Michael’s prior experience serving as general counsel to a NYSE-listed corporation and its family of private and publicly traded affiliates, as well as partner at two of Milwaukee’s larger law firms provides him a background and training well suited to advise clients at the highest level.


Michael currently serves on the board of the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, an economic development corporation with 6 offices statewide. Michal has served since 1992, including as chairperson from 2018 to 2019, and as a member of its Executive Committee and Loan Committee. Michael also serves as a judge in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, beginning in 2004 and continuing each year since.


Michael is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. During law school Michael focused on securities law and served in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Michael competed in New York City as a member of the Law School’s intra-school Moot Court securities team. After completing law school, Michael completed some L.L.M. coursework (master’s in legal taxation) at DePaul University. Michael has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Kalamazoo College.


State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, business law and health law sections
American Bar Association
Member, business law and health law sections
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

To reach Michael, send him an email at or call him directly at 414-727-6266.