Bryan S. Schultz



Bryan S. Schultz is a partner and corporate lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the Transactional & Securities Practice, the Commercial Transactions & Business Counseling Practice and the International Business Industry Team. He is also co-chair of the Food & Beverage Industry Team. Bryan’s areas of focus include:

  • Representing public and private companies in domestic and international business combination transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Assisting private equity firms with equity and debt financing transactions and portfolio company investments and dispositions
  • Counseling businesses and their owners on general corporate and commercial matters, including commercial contracts, distribution arrangements, supply arrangements, executive compensation, business and executive succession planning, licensing issues, non-competition protections, personnel matters, expansion efforts and strategic initiatives
  • Serving as general outside counsel for privately-held entrepreneurial companies and U.S. subsidiaries of foreign multinational companies

Bryan has represented buyers, sellers, investors, target companies and intermediaries in over 100 business combination transactions aggregating over $12.5 billion in total consideration. These transactions have included companies located in the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, Canada and other countries.


Bryan was recognized as a leading attorney for his corporate and mergers and acquisitions work by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the practice area of corporate/M&A (2015, 2018-2021).

Bryan has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Corporate Law (2013 -2022). Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Inclusion in the publication is based on detailed evaluations of lawyers by lawyers.

In 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011 and 2010, The Legal 500 recognized Bryan for his work in the area of mergers and acquisitions. Published for over 20 years, The Legal 500 is a leading publication providing recommendations regarding legal service providers in over 100 countries based on the work of an independent research team that obtains input directly from thousands of commercial clients each year.


Bryan received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He also was an editor and award-winning published author with the University of Cincinnati Law Review. Bryan received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he studied corporate finance and economics.

Professional Memberships

Bryan’s professional affiliations include memberships in the American Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Bar Association.