EDUCATIONIowa State University, B.S., Chemistry, 1966
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1972
Marvin I. Strawn
Marvin I. Strawn, brings his corporate legal experience – gained over 18 years as Assistant General Counsel for Firstar Corporation, a $20 billion banking organization, his work as an attorney for Allis Chalmers Credit Corporation and his background in the legal department at Clark Oil and Refining Corporation, a Fortune 500 company – to McNally Peterson’s business practice area.After graduating from Iowa State University in 1966 with a B.S. in chemistry, Marv served as an Army helicopter pilot for three years. He logged over 1,000 combat hours in Vietnam and reached the rank of Captain. Marv enrolled at the University of Wisconsin Law School after leaving active service, graduating in 1972. From 1972 to 1975, he worked as an Assistant Attorney General in Wisconsin, prosecuting public contract bid rigging and criminal conspiracy cases. Marv's work as a criminal prosecutor continued as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Wisconsin, followed by three years as a civil trial lawyer with the Stafford, Rosenbaum, Reiser & Hansen firm in Madison. At Stafford, Marv litigated product liability, contract and personal injury actions.
On environmental law issues, Marv has been a significant contributor to Wisconsin’s “brownfield” legislation and served as a member of the Governor’s PECFA council. He has acted as a legal advisor and expert witness on environmental clean-up liability issues.
In addition to his business, banking, commercial law and contract expertise, Marv has substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, creditors’ rights and loan work-out situations, and employment issues.
Marv remained active in the Army National Guard, retiring as a Colonel in 1997 with 29 years of military service. Among his assignments, he served as the commander of an artillery brigade and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.