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Real estate attorney with significant experience in all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing and disposition of multifamily and commercial real estate. Representative clients include individual investors, developers, financial institutions, municipalities and nonprofits. 


Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)—the American Planning Association's professional institute—providing recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional urban planners and the standards of planning practice, education and ethics.


Specialties: commercial real estate, land use, state and local government, planning and zoning law, strategic business advice, community development.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
  3. Construction: 10%
  4. Public Finance: 10%

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Contact info

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

1 S. Pinckney St. # 700
PO Box 1806
Madison, WI, 53701-1806


WIGood Standing200503/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Honor SocietyState Bar of Wisconsin2014
Up and Coming LawyerWisconsin Law Journal2012
Pro Bono Attorney of the YearDane County Bar Association2011
Annual Pro Bono Award - nomineeDane County Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMichael Best & Friedrich LLP2005 - Present
Planning ProfessionalCity of Milwaukee1997 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Apartment Association of South Central WisconsinBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Urban League of Greater MadisonBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Community Justice, Inc.Board of Directors2012 - Present
Legal Action of WisconsinBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Downtown Madison, Inc.Economic Development Committee2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Wisconsin Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Institute of Certified PlannersMember2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeReal Estate and Urban DevelopmentOther - Bachelors2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Creating Healthy CommunitiesMunicipal Authority to Impose Zoning and Licensing Ordinances2013
WAPA Annual ConferenceAnnual Legal Update2012
2012 SymposiumHighway Regulations2012
WorkshopForeclosure Basics2011
WorkshopForeclosure Mediation2011
Annual Real Estate InstituteHot Topics in Commercial Real Estate2011
2011 Annual Legal Update for Wisconsin Public OfficialsWisconsin's Concealed Carry Law from a Municipal Persecptive2011
WAPA Annual ConferenceMunicipal Approaches to Foreclosure Prevention2010
WAPA Annual ConferenceSustainable Development2009
Annual Legal Update for Wisconsin Municipal OfficialsShoreland Zoning Regulations2009
Zoning and Planning LawDiscretionary Zoning Approvals2006
Real Estate Development from Beginning to EndWorking with Local Government2006
Municipal Administrators InstitutePlanning and Zoning2006
Municipal Administrators InstitutePlanning and Zoning2006
Zoning, Subdivision and Land Development Law in WisconsinCase Law Update2005
Practical Guide to Zoning and Land Use LawChallenging Zoning Decisions2005
2005-06 Land Development ConferenceWinning Approvals for Complex or Controversial Projects2005