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Commercial Real Estate

No two real estate clients—or transactions—are the same. That's why WHD's Real Estate Practice Group offers clients more than extensive experience in a wide array of real estate matters. We also provide the practical judgment, technical expertise and innovative thinking it takes to advance each client's unique interests and get deals done in a timely, cost-effective manner. More...

Construction Services

WHD's Construction Services Team helps clients foster all types of projects and respond to every challenge, and is dedicated to helping clients limit risks and structure projects that will lead to greater profitability and client success. WHD has made a commitment to building a full-service, comprehensive construction team comprised of industry experts in all areas affecting owners, designers, contractors, developers, sureties, lenders and the other parties that help improve the construction space. More...

Condominium & HOA Law

WHD's Condominium & HOA Law Team, which has served more than 300 associations, is composed of a team of Wisconsin condominium attorneys, paralegals and assistants with the experience to meet our clients’ unique needs. Our team handles all aspects of Wisconsin condominium association, Wisconsin homeowner association and Wisconsin timeshare law, focusing on issues dealing with unit owners, developers, builders, contractors, guests, insurance companies and banks. More...

Environmental Law

WHD’s Environmental Law Team is experienced in both the complex and day-to-day environmental issues affecting our industrial, corporate, real estate and energy clients, which include international, national, regional and local businesses. We take a proactive approach to addressing our clients’ environmental concerns. More...




R. Scott Bartling Consultant Milwaukee Waukesha County sbartling@whdlaw.com
Michelle L. Williams Consultant Milwaukee Waukesha County mwilliams@whdlaw.com


Jane L. Benesh Paralegal Milwaukee jbenesh@whdlaw.com
Sandra L. Chapman Paralegal Specialist Milwaukee Madison schapman@whdlaw.com
Jennifer M. Devine, CP Certified Paralegal Madison jdevine@whdlaw.com
Billie J. Fatheree Paralegal Milwaukee Madison bfatheree@whdlaw.com
Deborah A. Hall Paralegal Specialist Milwaukee dhall@whdlaw.com
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Hal Karas and Nida Shakir Article for Wisconsin Law Journal: "Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute to Record Your Easements!"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Fall 2015)

Special Report: Proposed New Hazardous Waste Rule for Healthcare Facilities and Pharmaceuticals

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Josh Levy co-authors article in The Daily Reporter: "R&D Tax Credits Add to Benefits of Green Building"

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Special Report: Changes Proposed for State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

Eric Meier co-authors article in The Daily Reporter: "Labor Shortages Call for Creative Solutions"

Josh Levy co-authors article in The Daily Reporter: "Tools of the Trade: Protecting Against Subcontractor Defaults"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Winter 2014)

Special Report: EPA Proposes Amendments to NSPS for Grain Elevators

Nida Shakir and Hal Karas Article for BizTimes: "Towns in Wisconsin Gain TIF District Authority"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Summer 2014)

Nathaniel Hoffman Article for Commercial Lease Law Insider: "Cover Seven Points When Leasing Temporary Space to Long-Term Tenant"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Fall 2013)

Phillip Bower Article for Construction Executive: "Contractor Involvement Can Expedite Permitting"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Summer 2013)

Bill Hughes, Emily Constantine and Laura Grebe will present at the End of Year NCMA-WPI Federal Contractor Update

Thomas Godar and Erik Eisenmann to present: "Nothing Stays the Same: New Challenges for Wisconsin Employers"

2015 WISACCA Event

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Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Leslie Gutierrez to its Litigation Practice Group

Jeffrey Vercauteren Article: "The Threshold Question About Historic Designation"

Hal Karas and Laura Malugade Article: "Service Animals: How to Comply With the ADA: Advice for Business Owners and Landlords"

Recent Waterway and Wetland Developments

Brad Dallet Article: "War of Words: The Dangers in Drafting Co-Tenancy Clauses"

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Phillip Bower Article: "Recent Judicial Decisions: Stationary Engines (RICE)"

Phillip Bower Article: "EPA Engine Enforcement Continues"

Jeffrey Vercauteren featured in Wisconsin State Journal: "Know Your Madisonian: Jeff Vercauteren Melds Interests in Law, Architecture and Politics"

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Daniel Miske quoted in The Freeman: "Council Overturns Sunset Homes TID Amendment"

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