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 his full potential in all that he contributes.
As a former tax consultant for one of the nation’s top accounting firms and a fourth generation attorney, Tierney offers a distinguished pedigree of business acumen and community ties. In just over two decades, Tierney has proven himself to be a quality leader in the law through his progressive thinking, alignment with the changing legal landscape and ability to balance the evolving needs of clients.
Tierney’s innovative mind and commitment to top-tier legal service enabled him to quickly excel as a leader. Tierney served as chair of Davis|Kuelthau’s Real Estate Practice Group for three years and then went on to serve as chair of the Corporate Practice Group for two years. Shortly thereafter, Tierney was elected to serve as the firm’s President – a role he has embraced with vigor since October of 2016. Most recently, he was appointed to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors.
As President of Davis|Kuelthau, Tierney works with firm management to define and implement its strategic growth efforts as well as its efforts to remain at the forefront the changing legal market. His methodology recognizes the importance of growing a firm not merely by numbers but rather through an emphasis on client service, sophistication, innovation and collaboration.
Tierney’s contributions to the legal industry include his success in representing clients in complex sales and acquisitions of companies, real estate transactions and financings, and sophisticated tax planning. He represents organizations in the real estate investment arena, food and beverage industry, education sector, construction industry, and manufacturing industry. Whether assisting clients in developing and financing numerous high-profile retail and mixed-use developments in Wisconsin and across the country, representing ownership groups in the sale of worldwide, multi-subsidiary companies or helping companies in the formation of their next business venture, Tierney’s passion for the law and his clients shines through in every transaction. Far more than an attorney, Tierney proactively provides companies with advice to make transactions efficient, effective and legally sound.
As a leader imparting valued impact, Tierney’s dedication and hard work rarely go unnoticed. His efforts were recognized as early as 2007 when he ranked as a Rising Star by Wisconsin Super Lawyers. In 2013, he went on to receive acknowledgment by Martindale Hubbell as a Top Rated Lawyer. Tierney has also been recognized by Best Lawyers® in America in the Real Estate Law and Corporate Law practices since 2015.
As a long-time philanthropist, Tierney extends his contributions to the legal and local community through his service on the Board of Directors for the Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH). Tierney and others in the organization host a variety of fundraisers every year to help serve the needs of children in Wisconsin. Recipients have included Journey House, Safe Babies Healthy Families, Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center, Prevent Blindness, Milwaukee’s Rescue Mission’s Youth Program, Special Needs Adoption, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and many more. Tierney’s commitment to this unique non-profit organization reflects the tremendous potential of aligning legal know-how, business connections and good-will to benefit the community.
A highly regarded legal mind and business advisor, a dedicated leader in law firm management and a strong advocate of Wisconsin’s youth, Joseph E. Tierney IV has proven himself to be a trailblazer in the legal industry.
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Davis|Kuelthau, s.c. offers an array of innovative legal solutions to business owners and corporations of all sizes, including emerging, middle market and Fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals and families, private and institutional investors, and lenders. The firm’s attorneys, who practice from three offices across Wisconsin, have national experience combined with strong community ties. For more information, please visit www.dkattorneys.com.