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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1991, Order of the Coif, Kansas Law Review
    • B.S., cum laude, Kansas State University, 1988, Ag Economics

Wallace (Wally) E. Brockhoff represents clients in corporate and transactional matters.  He has particular expertise regarding transactions involving middle-market companies that are or want to become employee-owned/ESOP companies or that are entrepreneur/founder-owned.  He also has particular industry expertise in agribusiness, construction, engineering and manufacturing. 

Wally is committed to bringing a practical and strategic approach to the client’s goals and business transactions.  Wally has experience in a variety of corporate matters ranging from representing public and private companies and middle-markets companies, and advises clients on corporate governance and compliance matters, fiduciary duties and other general corporate matters.

ESOP Transactions

  • Advise leading institutional ESOP trustees in multiple transactions involving creation of new ESOPs to purchase companies in a variety of industries including manufacturing, wholesaling, construction, engineering and others


  • Represent companies and founders in ESOP transactions, including structuring, financing and plan design


  • Advise ESOP companies and ESOP trustee in connection with sale of the company, whether 100% or partially ESOP owned


  • Advise grain origination and export company in multiple matters, including acquisition of grain and shuttle loading facilities, joint ventures and financings


  • Represent entrepreneur-owned grain, input, financing and insurance business in connection with a sale to a private equity firm


  • Handle sale of super premium pet food business to private equity firm


  • Outside general counsel to several pet food manufacturing companies


  • Advise craft distillery in licensing, capital formation and start-up


  • Oversee pet food product recall


  • Advise multiple agricultural cooperatives, including new generation and conventional agricultural cooperatives


Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

  • Represent jewelry company founders in $650 million sale of company to beauty and household care provider and subsequent repurchase.


  • Advise a major entertainment company in multiple transactions including sale of international operations in Mexico for $315 million and South America, purchase of property management and land development company out of Chapter 11 for $167 million and multiple other joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures


  • Handle many sales and purchases of middle-market companies involved in manufacturing, software, retail and other industries to and from both financial and strategic buyers and sellers


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M&A Roundtable
Moderator, American Council of Engineering Companies Fall Convention, Las Vegas, NV
November 2018
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M&A Trends and Their Impact in Engineering Companies
Speaker, American Council of Engineering Companies Annual Convention and Legislative Summit
April 2018