Classic Development: A Classic Case of Team Work

September 10, 2014

Nicole Stine – Manager of Client Relations

September 10, 2014

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cuts the ceremonial ribbon for a new business park developed by Classic Development and the Village of Biron.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cuts a ceremonial ribbon for the new business park. Click to enlarge.

(Madison, Wis.) – On September 4, 2014, Governor Walker cut the ribbon for a new business park developed by Classic Development and the Village of Biron. A team of Axley attorneys provided assistance on the residential development, commercial development, TIF funding, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) approval, and wetland and environmental matters. They also worked with local municipalities to collaborate on a public/private sector win-win project.

A Contested Case Hearing on WDNR permitting issues made the project more challenging and delayed the residential development. Honestly Cranberry, LLC, a cranberry processor with the trademarked slogan of “Cran-Do,” is the first tenant of the business park, and Classic Development is currently negotiating with several other companies who are considering the park as their new home.

Attorney Robert Procter was a key component for real estate services; Attorney Buck Sweeney provided assistance with environmental and local permitting; Attorney Tim Fenner assisted with TIF agreements, development agreements and financing; and Attorney Judd Genda provided assistance with FERC approval. In addition, attorneys Lori Lubinsky and Buck Sweeney provided assistance to Classic Development in a Contested Case Hearing.

Axley provides complete legal services for development, and we are honored to work closely with Classic Development on this exciting project. For more information on Axley’s Real Estate and Development Team, contact Buck Sweeney at or 608.283.6743.

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