Axley’s Construction Law Team focuses on construction, architecture, building, real estate, engineering, transportation, and development matters. Axley has the largest collection of attorneys who regularly practice construction law in the state of Wisconsin. Tom Hofbauer and Saul Glazer co-chair the group, each with more than 20 years of experience as construction attorneys.

Many of our Wisconsin attorneys have actual experience in the construction industry – not just in the boardroom, but in the field where important decisions are made.

We bring this expertise to a variety of transactions, including the construction and management of:
  • Health care and scientific facilities
  • Educational facilities
  • Transit and roadway projects
  • Municipal and industrial infrastructure
  • Environmental and waste management sites
  • Sand and gravel quarries
  • Residential and commercial developments
  • Engineering and entertainment complexes

Client Successes

Representation of Scaffold Erector
Defended scaffold erector in claim arising from dust explosion in coal dust collector at a public utility in Wisconsin that seriously injured 8 construction workers.
Hofbauer, Tom C.
Construction, Litigation
Represented Steel Manufacturer
Successfully defended steel manufacturer in 4 week jury trial in Milwaukee County arising from the collapse of a warehouse and over $63 million in property damage claims.
Hofbauer, Tom C.
Representation of Clients for Claims Above Insurance Coverage on Construction-Related Accidents.
Sweeney, Buck

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