Ethan C. Geis


Ethan C. Geis

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1415

F: 414.278.3615

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Assistant: Linda Stieber

T: 414.225.7582


  • Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch - Corporate Law, Real Estate Law (2021-2023)
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Business Planning and Trusts and Estates


  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Wisconsin Lutheran College, Philosophy and European History


Ethan is a member of the real estate and corporate teams at Davis|Kuelthau. He regularly represents businesses, investors, and management in a wide range of capacities, including development, financing, leasing, and acquisition and disposition of properties. His clients are engaged in projects ranging from office, industrial, retail, to multi-family.

Ethan also counsels both well-established businesses and start-ups with regard to entity selection and formation, governance, regulatory compliance, crisis and succession planning, and commercial contract drafting. Ethan invests the time to understand his clients’ business plans and the industries in which they operate so that he can tailor cost-effective solutions to each client’s defined objectives. He uses his experience as a former litigator to help anticipate and avoid potential conflicts for his clients proactively.

In addition to his real estate and corporate practices, Ethan advises private and public stakeholders on issues concerning land use regulation.


Professional Activities

Member, Wisconsin Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Rotary International

Admitted, Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Admitted, Western District of Wisconsin

Former Member, Jefferson County Bar Association

Former Member, Dodge County Bar Association

Community Involvement

Volunteer, Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic

Volunteer, Marquette Legal Initiative for Non-Profits

Volunteer, Oconomowoc Food Pantry