Drafted and negotiated multiple commercial leases on behalf of property owners and tenants alike.
Represented retail business in rezoning and relocation of its store as part of shopping district redevelopment.
Successfully represented the purchaser of an environmentally impaired urban manufacturing facility for conversion to a corporate headquarters.
Successfully represented Seller in sale of environmentally impaired, former peat mining operation to real estate developer.
Represented businesses in environmental remediation projects in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Defended businesses in numerous cost recovery actions in the state and federal courts of Illinois and Wisconsin.
Successfully prosecuted a CERCLA private cost recovery action on behalf of a national telecommunications company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division.
Advised lenders, developers and property owners regarding brownfields, wetlands and issues pertaining to environmentally impaired property in real estate transactions.
Advised lenders with regard to financing of environmentally impaired real estate.
Negotiated and documented hundreds of multi-million dollar equipment lease finance transactions on behalf of a national equipment finance company.
Drafted master lease of personal property, master loan and security agreement and all ancillary documentation for the document template system of a national equipment finance company.
Represented national equipment finance company in the sale of a $1.4B lease portfolio sale including air and rail assets and established documentation and procedures for post-closing servicing of portfolio.
Drafted employment handbooks, counseled, and advised numerous Wisconsin Businesses regarding employment claims and best practices.
Resolved numerous employment claims involving discrimination, hostile workplace, violation of employer policies, wrongful termination and severance on behalf of both employers and employees.
Successfully represented executives in claims for breach of covenants not to compete by former employers.
Successfully defended businesses in claims for violation of wage and hours laws.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer in a disability discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Drafted and then successfully enforced a non-compete agreement on behalf of a financial planning firm.
Litigated and resolved various misrepresentation and misappropriation claims against a business client involved in the non-emergent medical transport industry.
Successfully litigated a motorcycle versus car accident case for a man who suffered a closed head injury.