Municipal Attorney William Cole to Join Axley

December 7, 2016

Attorney Tim Fenner to Transition Municipal Practice



Attorneys Tim Fenner (left) and William Cole (right)

Effective January 1, 2017, William Cole will join Axley as a partner managing the firm’s municipal group. Cole brings over 25 years of experience in municipal law, real estate law and civil litigation to the firm. He currently serves as the city attorney for the City of Monona, and village attorney for the villages of Black Earth and Arena. Additionally, he represents municipalities on an as needed basis for specific matters. Cole brings particular expertise in the areas of tax incremental financing, condemnation, public bidding, and liquor licensing matters.

Upon Cole’s arrival, Axley Municipal Attorney Tim Fenner will begin to transition his clientele to Cole. Although retiring at year-end, Fenner will continue on in a limited capacity to ensure a seamless transition. Fenner will remain available to clients for discussions and tasks during the entirety of 2017.

“I have full confidence Bill will provide exceptional service to the firm’s current and future municipal clients,” said Attorney Fenner.

To learn more about the firm’s existing municipal attorneys, please see bios for Lori Lubinsky and Robert Procter.