Rising Stars in Law: Daniel Gawronski

Class of 2022

  • Category: BizTimes Milwaukee
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 9
  • Undergrad degree/university: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), cum laude; Political Science and Legal Studies
  • Graduate degree/university: University of Wisconsin Law School, Juris Doctor (J.D.), cum laude

Daniel Gawronski, a partner with Milwaukee-based Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, is a core member of the firm’s Venture Best team. He primarily advises early-stage and emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycle, including venture capital and other early-stage financings, corporate reorganizations and buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and other general corporate matters.

Originally based in Michael Best’s Madison office, Gawronski moved to Milwaukee in 2019 to lead the firm’s local venture capital practice with a focus on growing Milwaukee’s startup community.

“Dan has the unique ability to connect with anyone, setting him apart from others,” said David Krutz, the firm’s managing partner. “It’s no secret that there are plenty of great lawyers that can do legal work, but not all lawyers have the ability to be an extension of an organization. This is the rare category that Dan falls into: a trusted business partner and advisor who can get deals done.”

Outside of his practice, Gawronski provides pro bono services for the Marquette Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic and leads Michael Best’s Summerfest Tech efforts.

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