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My practice includes local government, land use, real estate and commercial development matters. As a municipal attorney, I provide general municipal representation to many local governments in Dane, Iowa, and Sauk Counties, in addition to providing special counsel to a wide spectrum of municipalities, special districts and intergovernmental commissions. I frequently work on regional and local projects involving wastewater treatment facilities and districts, and I have a range of experience from local sanitary districts to formation of regional intergovernmental commissions. My practice in this area includes site identification, real estate and easement acquisition, bidding, financing and construction, development of sewer use and connection fee ordinances, and general operations guidance.

In addition to public sector representation, I also practice extensively in private commercial real estate matters providing expertise on project development, negotiations, purchase and sale contracts, construction, commercial leasing, and related business entity formation.


Practice areas


  1. State & Local Law: 40%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
  4. Business: 15%
  5. Real Estate: 10%


Payment types:

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Contact info

Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

222 West Washington Avenue
Suite 900
Madison, WI, 53703-2744


WIGood Standing198603/16/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer - Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyer - Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2009
Best Lawyer - Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2008
Best Lawyer - Land Use & Zoning LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerStafford Rosenbaum LLP2010 - Present
Attorney and Managing PartnerAnderson & Kent, SC2003 - 2010
PartnerMerg & Anderson, SC1993 - 2003
AttorneyDeWitt Porter1988 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dane County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1986 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
League of Wisconsin MunicipalitiesMember - Municipal Attorneys Section1986 - Present
League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Municipal Attorneys SectionPresident2010 - 2011
League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Municipal Attorneys SectionSecretary2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Walter J. Olson v Town of Cottage GroveTown's TDR Program Upheld!
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Michigan State UniversitySocio-Economic Policy AnalysisBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Municipal Attorneys InstituteUnauthorized Practice of Law2010
Municipal Attorneys InstitutePrevailing Wage Law2010
Legislative CouncilOpportunities for Intergovernmental Cooperation: Phosphorus and Stormwater Regulation2010
Municipal Attorneys Institute•Flushing Billions of Dollars Down the Drain: New DNR Regulations on Municipal Wastewater Facilities2009
Municipal Attorneys Institute•Wading Through the New Regulatory Tools for Managing Urban Stormwater2009
Municipal Attorneys InstitutePolice Discipline1991