Christopher N. Lerario

Non-Lawyer Professional
  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (262) 923-8675
  • Fax: (262) 888-1783

Chris Lerario serves as M&A Advisor for the Capital Markets Section. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst® and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Chris analyzes leveraged buyout scenarios, recapitalizations, privately held company valuations and prepares financial models for publicly and privately held clients. He also has significant experience in commercial finance and real estate transactions. 

He is a member of the vonBriesenOneSource team that provides single-source transaction services, leveraging finance, negotiation and legal skills to serve clients in transactions, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.

Chris’ representative experience includes:

  • Buy-side acquisition transaction for a closely-held food processing company where he was part of a team that serviced all debt and equity financing sources and performed all required financial advisory services.
  • Sell-side transaction for a private environmental waste treatment company where he prepared the sale pitch book, benchmarked value and assisted in the negotiated auction process that resulted in a sale to a publicly-held synergistic buyer at a price 20% higher than offered by private equity sources.
  • Large sale and leaseback transaction with a prominent publicly-traded REIT. 
  • Assisted in the closing of several asset-based lending, real estate and syndicated loan transactions.

Chris is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

His community involvement includes serving as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Strike FC Wisconsin, a soccer club located in western Waukesha County.

Practice Areas:


  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.B.A., 2011; B.A., 2005

Bar Admissions:

  • M&A Advisor

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