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Attorney Anne T. Ertel-Sawasky founded Sawasky Law LLC in 1997 after serving as corporate counsel at Thrivent Financial for ten years.
SAWASKY LAW LLC, Appleton, WI (1997-present)
Acted on retainer as sole corporate counsel to insurance subsidiary of a major national bank. General corporate, computer, copyright and trademark, real estate, purchase and sale agreements, title insurance agency, banking and insurance legal work for large corporate clients and small businesses.
VR-LAKES BUSINESS GROUP, INC., Brookfield, WI SR. VICE PRESIDENT (2012-2015)
CREATIVE BUSINESS BROKERS/ CREATIVE MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, Green Bay, WI 2004-2011)
Consult with business owners regarding marketing and direct sales of businesses and commercial real estate up to $200,000,000; negotiate and draft purchase and sale agreements, manage sales and closing process with interaction of buyers, sellers, banks, title companies, appraisers, accountants and other professionals.
THRIVENT FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS, Appleton, WI. (1987-1997)
Staff Attorney (1991-1997); Assistant Secretary, AAL Holdings Inc. (1996-1997); Assistant Secretary
and Securities Compliance Officer, AAL Variable Product Series
Fund Inc. (1994-1995); Associate Attorney
Drafted and negotiated multi-million dollar real estate transactions, review of survey and title, acquisition of title insurance, work-out and lending loan documentation, indemnification agreements and letters of credit.
Supervised, drafted and negotiated computer hardware and software license, development and non-disclosure agreements; handled breached agreements to resolution. Advised on copyright and trademark issues, handled general corporate contracting, including banking agreements, leases, consulting and copyright/trademark agreements.
Advised on securities/investment-related matters and litigation and insurance matters related to financial planning and variable annuity. Series 6, 63 and 26 securities registrations. Registered variable annuity with SEC, including Forms N4, N-1A and ADV filings. Drafted articles and bylaws for new subsidiary mutual fund, incorporated and handled all start-up subsidiary legal matters; performed corporate secretarial functions for two subsidiaries; advised on all subsidiary legal matters.
May, 1987 J.D., Marquette University Law School; admitted to practice in Wisconsin, May, 1987, eastern and western District Courts of Wisconsin.
May, 1982 B.A., International Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May, 1982.
PUBLICATIONS AND TEACHING:
Negotiating a Computer Software Contract: The Licensee’s Perspective, Data Processing Agreements, 2d, Hancock, Ed., Chapter 5; also published in The Lawyer’s Brief, W.A. Hancock, ed., Vol. 24, Issue 21, Nov. 1994; Software Escrow Agreement, Guide to Purchase and Sales Forms, Business Laws, Inc., ed., June 1997; also spoke on software license agreements for Association of Fraternal Benefit Counsel (1995), Data Processing Management Association (1994), 1994 Mid-Winter Wisconsin Bar Association Convention. Taught Business Law and Ethics for Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI (1989-1990).
Business counseling and business law, license and secrecy agreements, invention counseling, patent application drafting and prosecution, trademark and copyright law, opinion work, bankruptcy and debt negotiation, litigation and other general practice law. Technologies included polymer, chemical, mechanical, software, feminine care products, baby care products, and paper making equipment.
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, Midland, Michigan.
Intellectual Property/Agreement/Licensing Attorney.
Prepared and prosecuted plastic and foamed plastic patents. Negotiated and wrote patent and software licenses, outsourcing and purchasing agreements.
May, 1982 JD., Loyola/Los Angeles Law School; admitted to practice in Wisconsin, Michigan, California, Eastern District Court of Wisconsin, United States Patent and Trademark Office May, 1976 B.S.ChE., Purdue University
PUBLICATIONS AND TEACHING:
Book Review, Wisconsin Lawyer, Vol. 74, No. 10, October 2001 , Managing Partner 101: A Guide to Successful Law Firm Leadership, 2d Ed., By Lawrence G. Green
References and Writing Samples Available Upon Request.