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Brian Anderson is an shareholder in the Madison office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Mr. Anderson concentrates his practice on commercial real estate acquisition, construction, disposition, finance, development and leasing. He also has significant experience in a broad range of sophisticated business transactions and contract negotiation, including licensing, joint ventures, business acquisitions, manufacturing and distribution agreements. Mr. Anderson has been recognized by the United States Green Building Council as a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP).

Before practicing law, he worked as an English and mathematics teacher, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Kenya.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 80%
    16 years
  2. Construction: 20%
    16 years

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  • Sverre David Roang

    Brian is an exceptional attorney--thoughtful, experienced, exceptionally bright, and practical. Highly recommended.


    Sverre Roang Corporate and incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Jason Anthony Greller

    Attorney Anderson is one of the best commercial real estate attorneys in Madison. He is extremely personable and easy to work with. His knowledge of issues relating to commercial real estate acquisition is impressive and he effectively uses that knowledge to provide superior service to his clients.


    Jason Greller Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC

33 East Main Street
Suite 300
Madison, WI, 53703-4655


WIGood Standing200303/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Selected, The Best Lawyers in America® in Real Estate Law (2013)Best Lawyers2013
LEED-APUnited States Green Building Council2006
Bridgewater PrizeUniversity of Maryland School of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAxley Brynelson, LLP2003 - 2008
AttorneyVenable, LLP2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wisconsin Green Building AllianceBoard Member2009 - Present
American Institute of Architects, WisconsinAffiliate Member2008 - Present
Wisconsin Bicycle FederationBoard Member2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of WisconsinMemberN/A
Community Justice, Inc.Board Member2006 - 2008
Publication nameTitleDate
Real Estate IssuesGreen Building Representations and the Emerging Potential for Securities Fraud Liability2008
AxleyState May Fund Purchase of Farmland Development Rights Grant Program2007
Boston Society of Civil Engineers NewsGreen Buildin Blues: A Primer on the Risks and Opportunties of Green Construction2007
Building WomenConstruction & Transportation : 10 Tips For Green Home Builders2007
Capital Region Business JournalConstruction & Transportation : Constructing Green is Filled With Legal Obligations2007
Wisconsin LawyerConstruction & Transportation : Legal and Business Issues of Green Building2007
Maryland Technology Transactions: The Venable Practice and Forms ManualMaryland Technology Transactions: The Venable Practice and Forms Manual2002
Buffalo Environmental Law JournalSelling Great Lakes Water to a Thirsty World: Legal, Policy and Trade Considerations1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor and Certificate in Environmental Law2000
University of Minnesota, DuluthN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sustainable Development Risk Management for OwnersSustainable Development Risk Management for Owners2009
Green Building Development SeriesSustainable Development and the Role of the Lawyer2009
2009 ABA Construction Form Annual MeetingSustainable Construction and the Role of the Lawyer2009
The Liability of Building Green Webinar Series Part 2: Regulatory Issues that Add to Construction RiskRecent Legislation2008
SE2 Sustainability and Energy Efficiency ConferencePortfolio Certification and Related Legal Issues2008
Regulatory Issues that Add to Construction RiskReal Estate, Construction2008
Green Building Risks and Best PracticesGreen Building, Real Estate, Insurance2008
Green Building LegislationReal Estate, Construction2008
National Green Building ConferenceThe Role of Attorneys in Sustainable Design and Construction2007
American Bar Association National TeleconferenceGreen Building Blues: A Primer on the Risks and Opportunities of Green Construction2007
Rehabilitation for WisconsinSarbanes Oxley for Non-Profits2006
CLEReal Estate Development and Financing2006
Invited Plenary Speaker, 2009 ABA Construction Forum National ConventionReal Estate, ConstructionN/A