Real Estate

Our Real Estate Practice Team represents a wide array of national, regional and local clients and works from a variety of perspectives. Our client base includes developers, owners, contractors, investors, tenants, architects and municipalities. Sometimes real estate is the primary business of the client; other times, the client’s only interest in real estate is to have a place to operate their main business—be it a factory, office, or retail store. Regardless of the type of client, we understand that a real estate transaction is about more than just real estate. We innovatively and efficiently address all the affiliated issues such as tax, ownership entities, governmental approvals and environmental matters.

We distinguish ourselves and our service by not only providing outstanding legal service but by building strong, long-lasting business relationships. In every engagement, no matter how large or small, our priority is to help our clients meet their objectives in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Typical Transactions

  • Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District in its development of a new $250 million baseball stadium for the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Continental Properties Company in the development, financing, and leasing of retail shopping centers across the country
  • Hammes Company as general counsel in its No. 1 ranked nationwide health care development business
  • Numerous cities, villages, and towns in complex real estate, boundary, and development approval matters
  • Fiduciary Real Estate Development in the development, leasing, and financing of apartment and senior living centers around the country
  • Neumann Companies in the development, financing, and construction of residential housing
  • Cat Con Construction in the development and construction of senior living centers, office buildings, and residential real estate
  • Bradley Center in various institutional and real estate matters
  • Investor groups looking to buy or sell real estate
  • National tenants locations in Wisconsin


  • Real estate purchase agreements
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Zoning, subdivision, and other development approvals
  • Construction, architectural, and engineering contracts
  • Leasing – office, commercial industrial and shopping center
  • Condominium developments and conversions
  • Title insurance claims and coverage issues
  • Special counsel to establish Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) districts and negotiate TIF development agreements
  • Investment entities and structures

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