Meet the Sponsors - Greg Monday, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

by Molly Barnes
February 3, 2021

The Wisconsin Family Business Center sponsors are an invaluable resource to FBC members. They are experts in the areas of finance, law, insurance, and investment, and they recognize the importance of family businesses to the health and well-being of the economy, the community, and of society in general. In the latest Meet the Sponsors feature, you’ll meet Greg Monday from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Greg Monday,
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Tell us about your role at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. What do you enjoy most about it?
I am a shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. I am a member of our Business Law and our Trusts & Estates practice groups. My favorite thing about Reinhart is that we have talented and committed attorneys who cover the whole range of legal services that family businesses need, so I always have a colleague who can help my clients, no matter what their legal problems may be.

Do you have a specialty or area of focus in your role that our community would find helpful?
I call myself a "Family Business Lawyer." I define my practice based on who my clients are, not a particular legal discipline.

How long have you been a part of the Wisconsin Family Business Center?
Reinhart has been a sponsor since 2018.

Please tell us about your time as a sponsor of the Wisconsin Family Business Center. What have you enjoyed most? What value have you received from being a part of the FBC community?
We have enjoyed learning from and alongside of the members and the other sponsors. FBC helps us learn a broad range of skills and solutions from diverse businesses, owners, and presenters. I have had many "aha" moments during FBC events.

What the biggest challenge you see family businesses face?
Change is the biggest challenge, because it affects every element of a family business and it means that family businesses have to keep adapting and evolving. Family businesses must find the unique way that suits their current owners and managers best for making decisions, because there is almost nothing that falls in the category of "set it and forget it" or "tried and true."

What is your all-time favorite book?
George Eliot's Daniel Derondabecause it provides a great model for personal conduct.

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
When I help family business owners overcome a crisis, and they thank me when we're on the other side...nothing professionally can beat that.

What do you want business owners and family business leaders to know about your industry?
Lawyers don't know what you do. You have to tell them.

Please tell us about yourself, your education, and background.
I received my BA and JD from UW-Madison. I have been a lawyer, helping family businesses for 27 years in Madison, Wisconsin. I write a weekly blog for family business owners called "Monday's Family Business Law." When I'm not at work, I spend time with my family, and I enjoy reading.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
In July of 2020, the American Bar Association published a book I wrote called A Lawyer's Guide to Family Business Succession Planning. You can click here to check it out.