Collin F. Schaefer

Collin F. Schaefer

cfschaefer@ogs.law
312-725-6274
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I work with business owners at all stages of their business development. I consult with Founders on pivotal start-up matters such as their business model, entity choice, protecting and leveraging intellectual property, hiring employees and contractors, minimizing damage from disgruntled Founders, Internet law, and State & Local regulations. I continue to support business owners as they grow their business, with a particular eye towards reducing risk and taking advantage of revenue opportunities that may be overlooked. Finally, I assist business owners looking to retire and pass the business on to the next generation – with a passion for building the succession and estate planning framework needed to carry the business into the future.

With good planning, the vast majority of expensive litigation can be avoided — however, I also represent individuals and businesses that need to bring suit against someone to protect their rights.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, I worked in the software industry – specifically with data integrity and internal control systems. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Business with concentrations in Sales and Spanish from Bradley University. I was born and raised in Ozaukee County, and graduated from Grafton High School. I enjoy hiking, adventure sports, travel, Spanish language, and programming in my free time. I was the Past President of the Dodge County Bar Association, am an active Member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, and am involved in a number of local organizations. I am passionate about helping entrepreneurs, small business owners, and hard working Wisconsinites achieve their goals. If you are an individual or business owner who has a legal issue, or wants help planning for the future – I can absolutely help.

Education
JD – University of Wisconsin | Madison;
BA International Business & Spanish – Bradley University (summa cum laude)

Organizations
Grafton, WI Lions Club – Board of Directors
Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
Skydive the Rock – Advisory Board
United States Parachute Association
Past President – Dodge County Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Springboard Startup Competition – Bradley University

Languages
English
Spanish

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