Attorney Saul C. Glazer

Saul C. Glazer

Partner
Megan Swodzinski
608.260.2490

About

Saul Glazer has been an attorney for over 25 years.  He serves as an attorney for a number of Wisconsin companies, and served as interim counsel to a national manufacturer. His two main areas of focus are construction and employment law. He is a seasoned litigator, representing clients in mediation, litigation, and arbitration regarding construction, employment, commercial, dealership, distributorship, and intellectual property. He provides creative solutions for complex problems, and prides himself on his ability to help clients cost-effectively manage difficult situations.

Mr. Glazer is the co-chair of Axley’s Construction Law Team. As a construction attorney, he regularly represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, engineers and architects in preparation of construction contracts and integrated project delivery documents (including AIA, EJCDC, DBIA and Consensus documents). He also represents clients regarding bid disputes, change orders, construction and design defects, differing site condition claims, delay claims, insurance coverage issues, ATCP 110, and lien law claims.

Mr. Glazer is the author of the Wisconsin Chapter of the State by State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims (Aspen 2016). He is the co-author of the Wisconsin chapter of the DRI Construction Litigation Desk Reference, and he authored the chapter for Construction Dispute Resolution for the Inside the Minds series (Aspatore 2010). Mr. Glazer is the past President of the Associate Board for the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin. He is the past Chair for the Construction and Public Contract Law Section for the State Bar of Wisconsin. He regularly assists contractors and subcontractors through the Associated Builders & Contractors’ legal hotline.

Mr. Glazer’s work as an employment attorney includes representing employers before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. He counsels clients on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal disability discrimination and accommodation laws. His experience also includes serving as an attorney in cases involving hostile work environments, retaliation, OSHA regulatory compliance, wage and hour laws, arrest and criminal convictions, equal pay, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, confidentiality, and non-compete agreements. Mr. Glazer successfully challenged a national retailer against the enforcement of a non-compete.

Mr. Glazer is an editor of the Wisconsin Employment Law Letter, and he contributed to the 2016 publication of Fifty Employment Laws in Fifty States. Additionally, he created the Seven Questions to Use When Disciplining and Terminating Employees seminar, and regularly presents this seminar to national audiences.

Mr. Glazer serves as a mediator for Construction and Employment law disputes. He provides pro bono services to Advanced Medical Publishing, a Middleton publishing company devoted to improving cancer treatment, and publisher of the Cancer-Matrix Treatment Manual. In addition, Mr. Glazer has served in leadership roles for more than 10 years for local Madison Boy Scout Troops and served as the President of Independent Living Board of Directors. He also serves as a Lector at his church, Blessed Sacrament. Mr. Glazer is an avid musician, and plays in a local jazz band, The Driftless Regionaires.

Education

J.D., 1990, Law Review, Order of the Coif, University of Wisconsin Law School
M.S., 1989, University of Wisconsin School of Library Science
B.S., 1984, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Involvement & Recognition

Involvement:

  • Former Chair, State Bar Section on Construction and Public Contracting
  • Former President, The Independent Living Board of Directors
  • Editor, Wisconsin Employment Law Letter, 2008 – 2016
  • Past Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
  • President, Associate Board, AGC of Wisconsin
  • Board Member, Kids Building Wisconsin
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers of America

Recognition:

  • Named a top Construction Law attorney in The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Recognized as a 2013 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society Member
  • Named to the 2012 and 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List (Primary Area of Practice: Construction Litigation
  • Named to Wisconsin Super Lawyers List in its Business Edition (Primary Area of Practice: Construction Litigation)
  • Recipient of three Jurisprudence Awards at the University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Named a Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney on the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers List

Client Successes

Represented owner preparing contract documents for $200 million dollar manufacturing facility

Litigated intellectual property disputes, including patent and trade secret, and publishing disputes

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Commercial Litigation, Litigation

Litigated employment contract disputes

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Commercial Litigation, Litigation

Represented parties before the EEOC, local human rights commissions, including the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission

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Represented non-profit in $2.5 million dollar dispute

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Employment Litigation, Litigation

Represented Wisconsin County in False Claims Act retaliation claims

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Employment Litigation, Litigation

Represented employer in quasi-class action harassment lawsuit brought by EEOC

Represented developer challenging rejection of subdivision plat

Represented design-builder in multimillion-dollar insurance dispute

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Represented engineer in multimillion-dollar claim involving alleged construction defects

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Construction, Construction Defect

Represented contractor in multimillion-dollar claim involving building collapse

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Construction, Construction Defect

Represented design-builder in $200 million dollar waterpark project

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Construction

Represented owner in $120 million dollar mixed-use project

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Construction

Insights

Articles
Other Presentations & Publications
Presentation: "Cost Plus Public Work." Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Legal Update
Presentation: "Industry Legal Update." Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association Contractor–Engineer Conference
Article: "We Remodeled Our Kitchen and Paid the General Contractor for All the Work, and Now the Plumber Has Sent a Lien Notice. Can the Plumber Place a Lien on Our House?" The Verona Press (11/2014)
Presentation: "End of Year Employment Law Seminar." Axley Brynelson, LLP (11/2012)
Presentation: "FMLA." BLR - Business and Legal Resources (10/2012)
Presentation: "Smart, Legal Interview Tactics and Techniques." BLR - Business and Legal Resources (10/2012)
Presentation: "Cloud Legal Issues." The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (7/2012)
Presentation: "Attorneys’ Fee Recovery." Dane County Bar Association (5/2012)
Presentation: "Lien Law in Wisconsin." Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (3/2012)
Presentation: "Contracts Basics." The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (2/2012)
Presentation: "Killer Contract Clauses." The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin (2/2012)
Presentation: “Legal Issues in Construction Law.” Central Wisconsin Contractors Association (10/2010)
Article: "Migraine Headache Disclosure Doesn't Violate ADA." Wisconsin Employment Law Letter (1/2013)
Article: "You've Been Hit by a Smooth Criminal." Wisconsin Employment Law Letter (2/2013)
Article: "This Bud's Not For You: MillerCoors Wins Retaliation Suit." Wisconsin Employment Law Letter (4/2013)
Article: "Low Prices Not Enough for Pretrial Dismissal." Wisconsin Employment Law Letter (8/2013)
Presentation: "Legal Update." 2014 WTBA Annual Convention (2/2014)