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

News & Events: Attorney Joseph E. Tierney IV


  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2018 Annual Conference (ACC-WI)

    May 18, 2018

    Davis & Kuelthau will be a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (ACC-WI) 2018 Annual Conference. Joseph Tierney IV, Firm President, Corporate and Real Estate Attorney, along with Litigation Attorney Sherry Coley, will be presenting, 10 Pearls of Wisdom on Negotiating Contracts. This workshop will provide an in-depth, line-by-line perspective on how to negotiate and otherwise adjust boilerplate language to help mitigate the threat of weak leverage should a lawsuit arise in the future. Join more than 150 in-house counsel from an array of businesses across Wisconsin for this 1 ½ day conference. Attendees will network with



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 40th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 30, 2018

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Teams are hosting the firm's 40th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 30, 2018. Our Labor and Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education teams will update public officials regarding: School and Law Enforcement Issues Involving Student Discipline Records Public Records/Open Meetings: Texting, Walking Quorums and Final Candidate Disclosures Act 10 Challenge and Recent Developments Leased Employees and Worker's Compensation Transgender Local Ordinance Issues Vacant (Big Box Store) Property Tax Issues The evening will conclude with a panel of Davis & Kuelthau attorneys collaborating on responses to the



  • 2018 ICSC/CARW Retail Conference

    April 18, 2018

    D&K is a proud sponsor of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® (CARW) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Conference being held in Milwaukee. This event will feature several keynote speakers, industry roundtables, and networking opportunities with roughly 400 retail and commercial real estate professionals. Davis & Kuelthau's construction and real estate attorneys, Brian Pfeil and Michael Van Someren, participated in roundtable discussions addressing construction defect disputes, project contract considerations and equity raising for retail developments. This conference will take place at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino located on 1721 W Canal Street in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 18 from 8:30



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Annual Winter Gala

    February 24, 2018

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Annual REACH Winter Gala taking place on February 24, 2018 at the Milwaukee Art Museum from 7:30 - 10:30 PM. REACH serves as the primary non-profit organization for the Greater Milwaukee commercial real estate industry. They partner with area companies, individuals, and professional real estate associations such as the local chapters of BOMA/AOMA, CARW, CCIM, IREM, NAIOP, SIOR and WCREW to raise funds for local charities. They also host five signature events each year. Joe Tierney, Firm President and Shareholder, serves on REACH’s Board of Directors. For more details on REACH and



  • Joseph Tierney IV Recognized as Leader in the Law by Wisconsin Law Journal

    February 16, 2018

    MILWAUKEE, WI – On February 15, 2018, Joseph E. Tierney IV, President and Corporate and Real Estate attorney with the law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., was honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal as one of its 2018 Leaders in the Law. This prestigious award recognizes Wisconsin’s top attorneys, judges and educators from across the state for outstanding leadership, vision and expertise in the legal community. Tierney’s dedication to serving his clients and leading his colleagues is best summarized as being an ardent advocate. Whether as a successful real estate and corporate attorney, business leader or community supporter, Tierney invests



  • Davis & Kuelthau’s Milwaukee Office Renews Lease in Milwaukee Center

    January 30, 2018

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Associated Bank and CBRE to renew its lease for two floors of the iconic downtown Milwaukee high-rise office tower, the Milwaukee Center. After touring several office sites throughout the greater downtown region, the firm is encouraged by the investment demonstrated by the new owner, Associated Bank, and the continued quality management provided by CBRE. Davis & Kuelthau, a full service business law firm, was among the first tenants of the Milwaukee Center after its completion in 1988. The firm’s recent 15 year lease renewal demonstrates its commitment



  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2018

    January 19, 2018

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2018 forum. This annual forum provides a content rich overview of the year ahead with a vibrant discussion among Wisconsin business leaders and industry experts on the U.S. economy as well as a sneak peek of the emerging local and national trends in business, manufacturing and technology industries. The keynote speakers for 2018 will include Becky Frankiewicz, President, ManpowerGroup North America; Nick Turkal, President & CEO, Aurora Health Care; Brian Kobylinski, Chief Executive Officer, Jason Industries, Inc. and Michael Knetter, Economist, President and CEO of the University of



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 19, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that will take place on October 19, 2017. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals will convene at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry.



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Softball Event

    September 22, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is proudly sponsoring the 15th Annual REACH Softball Tournament on September 22, 2017 at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, WI. REACH serves as the primary non-profit organization for the Greater Milwaukee commercial real estate industry. REACH organizers partner with area companies, individuals, and professional real estate associations such as the local chapters of BOMA/AOMA, CARW, CCIM, IREM, NAIOP, SIOR and WCREW to raise funds for local charities. Joe Tierney, firm president and member of Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate practice, proudly serves on REACH’s Board of Directors. For more details on REACH and their Annual Softball Event, please



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Private Equity CEO Roundtable

    September 12, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Private Equity CEO Roundtable. The area’s leading finance professionals will discuss interest rates and the overall state of the private equity sector. Speakers will include Scott Fiducci, Corporate, Finance and M&A attorney at Davis & Kuelthau, along with representatives from Capital Midwest Fund, Cleary Gull, Inc., Lubar & Co., PS Capital Partners LLC, among others. This invite-only program will take place at in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s event room starting at 7:30 AM with a brief networking session followed by the program which starts at 8:00 AM.



  • Wisconsin Law Journal Presents, Foxconn: Constructing a New Wisconsin

    August 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Law Journal’s program, Foxconn: Constructing a New Wisconsin, taking place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. This panel discussion has been scheduled to bring area business, real estate development and community leaders together to discuss the upcoming Foxconn construction and development-related projects and labor needs for the $10 billion project. Panelists will include: Mike Fabishak, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, John Mielke, President of Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Ken Kraemer, Executive director of Building Advantage, Terry McGowan, President/business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local



  • Davis & Kuelthau Weighs In on Foxconn’s Anticipated Move to Wisconsin

    August 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau President and Shareholder, Joseph E. Tierney, IV, was featured in a TMJ4 interview on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 relative to the potential ripple effects of Foxconn’s highly anticipated move to southeastern Wisconsin. Tierney and others are embracing the positive effects likely to stem from this historic project. From manufacturing centers to housing to retail to transportation to expanded educational institutions and beyond, there are many projects to be addressed in the days ahead. As one of the leading firms in the Midwest and one of the area’s largest real estate teams, members of Davis & Kuelthau are working



  • Milwaukee Business Journal's Flash Forum: Foxconn Ripple Effect

    August 22, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Flash Forum, Foxconn Ripple Effect, taking place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. This roundtable discussion fosters an opportunity for area business, real estate development and community leaders to discuss the outlook of Foxconn as it relates to retail and housing development, training and education programs for its employees and the opportunities for other employers. Panelists will include: Jim Barry, President of The Barry Co. Inc., Eve Hall, President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, Vicki Martin, President of Milwaukee Area Technical College, Scott Neitzel, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department



  • 24 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Guide

    August 15, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 24 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2018 are: Brookfield Marilyn M. Carroll, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates,



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Real Estate CEO Roundtable Discussion

    June 20, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Real Estate CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on June 20th. The area’s leading real estate professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss the state of real estate in the greater Milwaukee region. Guests included The Barry Company, Wangard Partners, Inc., Vangard Group, LLC, and Wiechmann Enterprises among others. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their July 13th print publication.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 39th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 26, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Teams are proudly hosting our 39th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 26, 2017. Our public sector team will update attendees on several topics including: Pending Supreme Court and state cases related to transgender students and employees. Current developments in employee benefits. Municipal statutory immunity from liability. Public records and open meeting matters. Immigration: Latest trends including DACA adjudications; Executive Orders concerning ICE enforcement policies; Immigration enforcement in “Sensitive Locations” including schools, hospitals, churches and public events; Rights and responsibilities of public institutions when interacting with ICE and undocumented residents. The evening will



  • 2017 ICSC/CARW Retail Conference

    April 6, 2017

    D&K is a proud sponsor of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® (CARW) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Conference being held in Milwaukee. This event will feature several keynote speakers, industry roundtables, and networking opportunities with roughly 400 retail and commercial real estate professionals. This conference will take place at the Pfister Hotel located on 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. For more details or to register, please visit CARW's Website.



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Annual Winter Gala

    February 25, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Annual REACH Winter Gala taking place on February 25, 2017 at Turner Hall from 7:30 - 10:30 PM. REACH serves as the primary non-profit organization for the Greater Milwaukee commercial real estate industry. REACH organizers partner with area companies, individuals, and professional real estate associations such as the local chapters of BOMA/AOMA, CARW, CCIM, IREM, NAIOP, SIOR and WCREW to raise funds for local charities. They also host five signature events each year. Joe Tierney, Firm President and Shareholder, serves on REACH’s Board of Directors. For more details on REACH and their



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Flash Forum

    February 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Flash Forum, Sales Tax Options to Help Develop Milwaukee, taking place on February 23, 2017. This roundtable style discussion has been scheduled as a means to bring area business, real estate development and community leaders together to develop and discuss avenues to better support the region’s cultural assets such as the convention center. Guests will explore the potential impact of an increase in the Milwaukee County sale tax as well as other sales tax options intended to help the City of Milwaukee fund expansions and support its current



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – CEO Roundtable Discussion

    January 24, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s CEO Roundtable forum that will take place on January 24th. The area’s community leaders will discuss the current developments with Milwaukee's building projects in the downtown area, along with the significant opportunities that will come in light of the developments. Current developments that will be covered in the forum discussion include: the parking lot at North Fourth Street and West Wisconsin Avenue, the Italian Community Center parking lot in the Third Ward and land near the Couture site along Milwaukee's lakefront.



  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at The Rep

    October 26, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter (ACC-WI) will be hosting an afternoon of CLE credit and entertainment among fellow ACC members and prospective members. Two business/legal topics will be presented at the Stackner Theater. PROGRAM I: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Real Estate Fitness: Strengthen Your Know-How You asked, we'll deliver. From property inspections to financing challenges to sale and leasebacks, our Real Estate Team will guide you through the latest legal hurdles and best practices to aid your company's property management needs. Special guest, Steve Pape, Partner at Greywolf Partners, will join us to provide



  • 18 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Guide

    August 16, 2016

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2017 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care



  • Davis & Kuelthau Proudly Announces Joseph E. Tierney, IV as the Firm’s Next President

    August 12, 2016

    The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Joseph E. Tierney, IV, corporate and real estate attorney, will take the helm as the firm’s next president as of October 1, 2016. This transition is one of several steps the firm is making to remain at the forefront of the next generation of progressive, dynamic legal service workplaces. “Joe was selected as our next president for many reasons, including his forward-thinking approach, understanding of the changing legal landscape, and his 10 years of service as a transactional attorney with our firm,” said Kathy Nusslock, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Real Estate CEO Roundtable Discussion

    June 30, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Real Estate CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on June 30th. The area’s leading real estate professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss the state of real estate in the greater Milwaukee region. Guests included CBRE, Inc., Colliers International, HSI Properties, Kahler Slater, Inc., Klein Development, NAI MLG Commercial, Mandel Group, Inc., and Zilber Ltd. among others. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their July 15th print publication.



  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2016

    June 2, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored BizTimes Media’s Family & Closely Held Business Summit on Thursday, June 2nd. This forum provided an extensive overview on how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. Attendees learned from family business owners on a variety of topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. Leaders of local, family and closely held businesses participated in interactive sessions and shared their advice and experiences. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit was Tom Deans, New York Times best-selling author of Every Family’s Business. Following



  • 2016 ICSC/CARW Retail Conference

    April 20, 2016

    D&K is a proud sponsor of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® (CARW) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Conference at the Hyatt in Milwaukee. This event will feature speakers, industry roundtables, and networking opportunities with retail and commercial real estate professionals. Nearly 300 retail professionals are expected to attend. This conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located on 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. For more details or to register, please visit CARW's Website.



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Annual Winter Gala

    February 27, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is proudly sponsoring the 8th Annual REACH Winter Gala on February 27, 2016 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. REACH serves as the primary non-profit organization for the Greater Milwaukee commercial real estate industry. REACH organizers partner with area companies, individuals, and professional real estate associations such as the local chapters of BOMA/AOMA, CARW, CCIM, IREM, NAIOP, SIOR and WCREW to raise funds for local charities. Joe Tierney, Corporate Team Chair and member of Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate practice, proudly serves on REACH’s Board of Directors. For more details on REACH and their Annual Winter Gala, please visit the



  • Davis & Kuelthau Announces Leadership Changes in Corporate and Real Estate Teams

    February 26, 2016

    The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Joseph E. Tierney, IV as Team Head of the firm’s Corporate Practice Team and Daniel A. Kaminsky as Chair of the Real Estate Practice Team. Former Corporate Team Head, Scott E. Fiducci, will continue his role as member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Managing Shareholder of the Metro-Milwaukee offices. “These transitions met a Board objective to create additional opportunities for our attorneys to be involved in firm leadership,” said Kathy Nusslock, firm President and COO. “We are grateful for Scott’s dedication of many years as Corporate Team Head



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 6, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on October 6, 2015. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Speakers included Peter Gottsacker of Wixon Industries, Inc., Jeff Hamilton of Sprecher Brewing Company, Shelley Jurewicz of FaB Wisconsin, Sam Maglio, Jr. of Maglio & Company, Kurt Penn of Good Foods Group, LLC, James Wright of MillerCoors, Phil Lenaghan of Stone Creek Coffee, and Jim McCabe of Milwaukee Brewing Company.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal - Downtown Milwaukee Renaissance

    September 15, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Downtown Milwaukee Renaissance program that took place at the Pfister Hotel on September 15, 2015. The area’s integral real estate investors, developers, builders and other key players in the development of Park East, Westown, East Town, the Historic 3rd Ward and Walker’s Point gathered for this highly anticipated forum to discuss the significant opportunities to come from the developments in the downtown area. Peter Park, Former city planner of Milwaukee and City, County of Denver; Visiting Design Critic, Harvard Graduate School of Design was the keynote speaker for this



  • 20 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Guide

    August 17, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 20 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across four of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 of our service areas. Additionally, two of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2016 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Real Estate CEO Roundtable Discussion

    June 23, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Real Estate CEO Roundtable which took place at the Pfister Hotel on June 23, 2015. The area’s leading local development executives convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting current development projects. Speakers included Michael Weiss of General Capital Group, Tim Gokhman of New Land Enterprises, S.R. Mills of Bear Development, Blair Williams of WiRED Properties, and Stewart Wangard of Wangard Partners, Inc.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 7, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable held at the Pfister Hotel on October 7, 2014. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Anticipated guests included Becky’s Blissful Bakery, Cousins Subs, Fred Usinger, Inc., Maglio & Company, and O&H Danish Bakery. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their October 24th print publication.



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Guide

    September 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 22 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all five of the firm’s offices and spans 24 of our service areas. Additionally, four of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2015 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann M.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 13, 2013

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 12 of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2013. Additionally, five others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Thomas L. Schober, Business Litigation Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Joseph E. Tierney IV, Real Estate Attorney selected



  • 2013 Fastest Growing Firms Award Program

    August 16, 2013

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored The Business Journal of Milwaukee's Annual Fastest Growing Firms Award Luncheon. This event recognized public and private companies who have successfully achieved growth in their industries over the last three years. Congratulations to our clients, Catalyst Construction and Tim O'Brien Homes, and to their fellow 2013 honorees. This year’s winners include: Baptista's Bakery Inc. Cambridge Major Laboratories Carmex Precision Tools LLC Catalyst Construction Centare Concurrency Inc. Connecture Core Creative Inc. Drexel Building Supply Elite Human Capital Group Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Inc. Gehl Foods Inc. Guhring Inc. HUSCO International Inc. Inlanta Mortgage Kapco Inc. KS Energy Services LLC Lakefront Brewery Inc. Meetings & Incentives Optimum Vehicle Logistics Power Test Inc. River Run Computers Inc. Spring Bank Stella & Chewy's LLC Sussex



Website Developed by: Smart Interactive Media