Joseph E. Tierney IV
President and Shareholder

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1471
F: 414.278.3671
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Mary Michalek
T: 414.225.7518

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.S., with honors, Marquette University

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin (Past Chair, Real Property Probate & Trust Section)
  • Member, Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Member, FaB Wisconsin

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Real Estate Law (2016-2017), Corporate Law (2015-2017)
  • Listed as American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell's Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance Law (2013)
  • Listed as M Magazine Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2013)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rising Star, Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2007)

Joseph E. Tierney IV
President and Shareholder

Main Bio | Notable Representations | Leadership

Biography

Joe serves as President of Davis & Kuelthau and formerly chaired the firm’s Corporate and Business Law Team and Real Estate Team. He advises clients on complex sales and acquisitions of companies, real estate transactions and financings, and sophisticated tax planning. He routinely works with clients in structuring their investment entities and offerings as well as developing or acquiring real estate and business assets. Joe has successfully assisted his clients in developing and financing numerous high profile developments in Wisconsin and across the country.

The primary client base he works with includes organizations in the real estate investment, food and beverage industry, education, construction, manufacturing, and other general business areas. He has extensive experience with tenancies in common, entity choice, and Section 1031 exchanges. Additionally, Joe represents financial institutions in loan matters.

Representative Clients

  • Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corp.
  • Catalyst Construction, LLC
  • CMC Hospitality, Inc.
  • Open Sky Education, Inc.
  • Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.
  • MBK, Inc.
  • Leff's Lucky Town, LLC
  • Weimer Bearing and Transmission, Inc.
  • Centerpoint Properties

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers® in America - Real Estate Law (2016-2017), Corporate Law (2015-2017)
  • Listed as American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell's Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance Law (2013)
  • Listed as M Magazine Best Lawyers (2013)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2013)
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Rising Star, Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2007)

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.S., with honors, Marquette University

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