Client Successes

Drafting and Negotiation of Commercial Leases

Drafted and negotiated multiple commercial leases on behalf of property owners and tenants alike.

Rezoning and Relocation of Retail Business

Represented retail business in rezoning and relocation of its store as part of shopping district redevelopment.

Purchase of Urban Manufacturing Facility

Successfully represented the purchaser of an environmentally impaired urban manufacturing facility for conversion to a corporate headquarters.

Sale of Former Peat Mining Operation

Successfully represented Seller in sale of environmentally impaired, former peat mining operation to real estate developer.

Representation in Contract and Land Use Issues

Represent solid waste company; biosolids, septage and manure haulers/applicators; and remediation and electronic demanufacturing companies in contract and land use issues.

Acquisition and Development of Branch Offices

Representation of a financial institution in the acquisition of multiple sites and development of branch offices throughout Wisconsin.

Development of Large Luxury Apartment Complex

Representation of a developer client in all phases of land acquisition, development, financing, construction and raising equity through a private placement of securities regarding a large apartment complex.

Real Estate Litigation Relating to Use Restriction

Successfully represented real estate developer through trial in lawsuit filed by commercial tenant seeking damages in excess of $800,000 relating to the scope of a use restriction in the commercial lease prohibiting certain types of restaurants from operating near the tenants location.

Leases of Various Facilities

Represented landlords and tenants in leases of retail, healthcare, office and hospitality facilities

Development of New Water Park Resort

Representation of a large water park hotel developer in the development of a new water park resort with a variety of facilities

Purchase, Annexation and Development of Land

Representation of local real estate developer in the purchase of a large tract of vacant land, annexation of the land into an adjoining municipality and development of three separate apartment projects on the property

Indoor Air Quality Issues

Represents parties in connection with indoor air quality issues, including Sick Building Syndrome, mold claims and litigation

Subdivision Plat

Represented developer challenging rejection of subdivision plat

Prevailed on Attempt by Objectors to Prevent/Delay Development

Prevailed on attempt by objectors of development to prevent/delay development by use of direct legislation statute

Misrepresentation Claims

Prevailed at court trial on misrepresentation claims involving a failed attempt to purchase commercial property

Misrepresentations & Breach of Contract

Obtained jury verdict in favor of sellers of home sued for misrepresentations and breach of contract relating to disclosures in sellers’ real estate condition report

Adverse Possession

Obtained favorable jury verdict in adverse possession case in favor of landowner

Dismissal – Timber Trespass

Obtained a jury verdict in favor of a Wisconsin County dismissing landowner’s timber trespass lawsuit

Recreational Land Developments

Represented several major real estate development firms in northern and central Wisconsin on all aspects of recreational land developments, including creation and expansion of condominiums, road maintenance agreements, homeowners’ associations, easements, boundary disputes and general litigation

Trial Court Judgment Reversal

Prevailed in the Court of Appeals, reversing trial court judgment, on behalf of real estate agent, establishing agent’s right to sales commission during extension of listing period under standard listing contract; Salewske v. Depies, 239 Wis. 2d 594, 620 N.W.2d 482 (Ct. App. 2000)