Jose A. Lazaro


Jose Lazaro is a seasoned business lawyer, focusing his practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and public company advisory, securities law, financial technologies, and general corporate matters. Jose serves a diverse client base across various sectors and industries, including digital assets, automotive, manufacturing, derivatives and securities trading, medical and pharmaceutical, energy, supply chain, and others.

Jose has extensive experience navigating and executing private and public equity and debt offerings, spin-off transactions, and corporate reorganizations. He advises public and private companies on a wide range of matters, including securities law, entity formation, corporate governance, periodic disclosures and other public filings, commercial agreements, transaction structuring and more. Jose also provides regulatory advice to futures commission merchants and securities brokerage firms, and as an integral part of Foley’s Digital Assets, Web3 & NFTs team, he often advises clients on securities matters related to the listing of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets for trading in U.S. and offshore markets. Outside of his corporate practice, Jose is proud to devote a considerable amount of time to pro bono efforts, in particular housing and immigration matters.

Prior to Foley, Jose was an associate at a national law firm where he provided beginning-to-end legal guidance on public and private finance transactions. Before law school, Jose was drafted by the New York Yankees and played four years of collegiate baseball.


  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • Spanish
03 April 2024 - 05 April 2024 Events

NFT.NYC 2024

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Innovative Technology sector team members Jane Blaney (Associate, Washington, D.C.), Jose Lazaro (Associate, Milwaukee), and Andy Lee (Of Counsel, New York) will be on the following panels as part of the NFT.NYC 2024 conference.
11 January 2024 Innovative Technology Insights

SEC Greenlights Bitcoin ETFs: What Happened and What It Portends

The SEC’s approval of BTC ETFs opens the door to new investors in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.
6 March 2023 Events

NFT x Sports: What's The Game Plan?

Over the past few years, sports organizations of all types have utilized Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) for digital memorabilia projects and other innovative means of engaging with their fan bases.
21 October 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Milwaukee Brewers Owner in Minority Stake Acquisition of Norwich City FC

Foley & Lardner LLP served as primary deal counsel for chairman and principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Mark Attanasio, and his investor group on their acquisition of a minority stake in English football (soccer) club Norwich City Football Club.
02 August 2022 Blogs

Top Trends in Digital Assets for 2022

With the entire Web3 community facing recent volatility, our team led by co-editors Louis Lehot and Patrick Daugherty have assembled a collection of articles that can help you navigate some of today’s pressing legal questions.
13 April 2022 Press Releases

Foley Advises BlockPack in Launch of NFT Platform for College Athletes’ NIL

Foley & Lardner LLP advised BlockPack, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform designed for teams and organizations to engage with dynamic real-world communities, on the establishment of its NFT platform beginning with its 2021-22 College Sports Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) Program.