Client Successes

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Zoning Matters

Represented Wisconsin town governments with respect to all zoning matters, including circuit court enforcement actions

Federal Bankruptcy Court

Prevailed in court trial before Federal Bankruptcy Court in defense of $3 million claim for alleged failure to reclaim non-metallic mining site

Same-Sex Marriage Dissolution

Obtained judgment in court trial in Dane County Circuit Court for partition of real estate holding in same-sex marriage dissolution

Agricultural Land

Assisted client in obtaining settlement in excess of $400,000 for repairs to agricultural land caused by pipeline construction

Largest Mixed-Use Development

Represented developer of largest mixed-use development in downtown Madison

Mixed-Use Development

Represented the seller of a large-scale mixed use development for a price in excess of $30 million

Sale of Condominium Unit

Represented the developer in the negotiation and sale (to a municipality) of a condominium unit to the constructed

Acquisition & Rehabilitation of Housing Projects

Represented multiple clients in the acquisition and rehabilitation of housing projects through nine percent and four percent low-income housing tax credits

Annual Property Exemptions in Excess of $500,000

Represented numerous non-profit benevolent low-income housing organizations in court and successfully obtained annual property exemptions in excess of $500,000

Acquisition / Finance of Over 9,000 Multifamily Housing Units

Represented several non-profit affordable housing organizations in acquiring and financing over 9,000 multifamily housing units

Acquisition and Development of Over $140 Million of Senior Housing Facilities

Represented a client in the acquisition and development of over $140 million of senior housing facilities that offer a continuum of care

Portfolio Acquisition / Finance / Rehabilitation

Represented a non-profit affordable housing client in the acquisition, finance and rehabilitation of a 1,077 unit Section 8 portfolio consisting of projects located in 21 communities across Wisconsin by utilizing 4% low income housing tax credits and $41.5 million of bond financing

Tenant in Common / Syndicated Limited Liability Companies

Represented real estate sponsors in raising capital in tenant in common, syndicated limited liability companies, and related offerings

Property Tax Exemption Legislation

Assisted with the drafting of property tax exemption legislation

Annual $680,000 Property Tax Exemption

Represented a benevolent retirement home for the aged in court and successfully obtained an annual $680,000 property tax exemption

Permanent Injunction

Obtained permanent injunction in Vilas County action on behalf of landowners, preventing neighboring developer from using landowners’ private roadway to access new development, based on overburden of tenancy in common and application of restrictive covenants; affirmed on appeal, and published at Nettesheim v. S.G. New Age Products, Inc., 702 N.W.2d 449, 2005 WI App 169 (2005)

Tenant in Common Programs

Representation of real estate sponsor in connection with designing and structuring tenant in common (TIC) programs, including acquisition of real estate, private placement of TIC interests, and ongoing securities law advice