Board of Directors
Jason E. Kuwayama
Jason E. Kuwayama is a shareholder in the Banking and Financial Institutions Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, corporate governance, and general securities matters.
Jason works with regulated and non-regulated corporations in a variety of corporate concerns, including startup/formation, organic growth, and acquisitions or sales. He routinely represents state and federally chartered financial institutions in regulatory matters as well as de novo formation and myriad M&A matters.
Jason has significant experience with debt-side transactions, having represented financial institutions and private equity firms in the purchase and sale of approximately $15 billion of commercial and residential asset portfolios in both performing and non-performing markets. He also assists financial institutions with the development of correspondent programs for the purchase and securitization of loan portfolios.
In addition to his debt-side work, Jason’s equity-side work includes representing private equity investors in capital deployment as well as representing corporations seeking investments at various stages of their respective growth cycles.
Jason graduated with honors from Northwestern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in communication with a concentration in argumentation and advocacy. Jason earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School, where he was a teaching assistant for the Legal Writing and Research program and was a member of the school’s Moot Court Executive Board.