Daniel A. Kaminsky


Daniel A. Kaminsky

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1431

F: 414.278.3631


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Assistant: Roxanne Schmidt

T: 414.225.7506


  • Best Lawyers® in America - Real Estate Law (2018-2022)
  • Named "Rising Star" by Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2009-2013)


  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Dan is a member of Davis|Kuelthau’s Corporate Team and previously chaired the firm’s Real Estate practice. For nearly 20 years, he has regularly counseled clients on all phases of real estate development and commercial real estate transactions, including sales and acquisitions, leases, finance, construction and architect contracts, zoning and land use, and entity formation.

His primary clients are commercial real estate companies that invest in, acquire and develop commercial real estate of all kinds, including retail, office, industrial, health care, and multi-family residential.


Representative Clients

  • HSI Development Partners, LLC
  • Hammes Company Healthcare
  • Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc.

Notable Representations

HSI Development Partners, LLC Dan represented HSI Development Partners, LLC with its acquisition, financing, leasing and development of a 9 acre parcel of vacant land located in the City of Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley Industrial Park. In addition to the purchase agreement, he specifically assisted HSI with the following:

  • The drafting and negotiation of the architect and construction contracts for a 157,000 square foot mixed use industrial and office building;
  • The drafting and negotiation of the lease for the project;
  • The project’s government approval process;
  • Over four million dollars of New Markets Tax Credit Financing for the project; and
  • Over four million dollars of Industrial Revenue Bond financing for the project.

Hammes Company Acquisition of Land Dan assisted Hammes Company Healthcare in its acquisition of land and its development of health care campuses across the United States.

Fiduciary Real Estate Development Acquisition of Land Dan worked closely with Fiduciary Real Estate Development, Inc. in its acquisition of land and its development of residential real estate. He has also assisted Fiduciary in its acquisition and disposition of several apartment buildings here in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the United States.

$450 Million Acquisition Dan assisted GFA Brands with its real estate due diligence in connection with its $450 million acquisition of Smart Balance, a fast growing United States food company.


Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Wisconsin Bar Association

Member, Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin (CARW)

Member, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Wisconsin Chapter

Community Involvement

Former Member, Alumni Board of Marquette University High School

Former Board Member and President; Coach, Elmbrook Youth Hockey Association

Coach, Marquette University High School Jr. Hilltopper Football

Published Articles / Presentations

Co-Author of the update to the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Real Estate Transactions System. The update was the 3rd edition and was published in 2004.