Lawrence J. Glusman


Lawrence J. Glusman

Location: Milwaukee

T: 414.225.1488

F: 414.278.3688

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Assistant: Linda Stieber

T: 414.225.7582



  • 2020 Diverse Business Development Award, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
  • Best Lawyers® in America - Corporate Law, Real Estate Law (2021-2023)
  • Small Business Legal Assistance Award Recipient – Champion of the Year (2018)


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (1995)
  • B.A., Duke University, Public Policy Studies (1988)


Larry’s practice focuses on commercial lending, real estate and business transactions. It also includes creditors’ rights in litigation, foreclosure and various insolvency proceedings. For more than 25 years, Larry has represented Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), a trailblazing non-profit lender which invests in the Milwaukee business community. He has documented and closed hundreds of MEDC loans to a wide array of local businesses, helping them achieve their business goals.

Larry also represents established and start-up businesses with real estate and asset purchase transactions and other financing, leasing, development and corporate matters. His commitment to helping small businesses thrive comes from his family’s legacy of owning and operating small businesses. His experience growing up around entrepreneurs and working for a family retail business gave him the tools needed to know how to respond and best serve his clients as an attorney.

Prior to beginning his practice, Larry clerked for The Honorable Stephen A. Felsenthal, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas.

Notable Representations

African American Chamber of Commerce Consulted on creditors rights issues

BelAir Cantina Negotiated the purchase of real estate for a pilot location on Water Street and a second location in Wauwatosa. Negotiated asset purchase and lease amendment for Downer and Madison locations as well as commercial leases for Oak Creek and Brookfield Corners locations.

Fuel Café Negotiated lease for Walker’s Point location and a real estate purchase for corporate headquarters on Center Street.


Professional Activities

Member, Milwaukee Bar Association (1996 – present)

Member, Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin (2018 – present)

Member, FaB Wisconsin (2018 – present)

Member, BICR (Bankruptcy Insolvency & Creditors' Rights) State Bar Section

Community Involvement

Board Member, Co-Chair Campaign for Tomorrow, Former Vice President, Former Chair Cantor Search Committee, Congregation Sinai (2012 – present)

Interviewer, Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee (2004 – present)

Member, Lake Park Friends (2008 – present)

Former Board Member, Milwaukee Council for Community Relations

Former Founding Board Member, Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Band Member, Riverwest Aces

Former Board Member, Southeast Asian Educational Development of Wisconsin, Inc.

Member, University Club (formerly Tripoli Country Club) (2007 – present)

Former Senior Administrative Editor, UW – Madison Law School Law Review


“It’s My Copy, Right? Music Industry Power to Control Growing Resale Markets in Used Audio Recordings”, University of Wisconsin Law Review