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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
Waukesha County
Michelle L. Williams
Waukesha County


Jane L. Benesh
Sandra L. Chapman
Paralegal Specialist
Milwaukee Madison
Jennifer M. Devine, ACP
Certified Paralegal
Billie J. Fatheree
Milwaukee Madison
Deborah A. Hall
Paralegal Specialist
Linda K. Sklenar
Waukesha County
> Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Spring 2016)

> Article published in The Daily Reporter: "New Permitting Requirements for Agricultural Pipelines"

> Special Report: Digester Compliance with Air Regulations and Impact on California Offset Credit Validity

> Erik Eisenmann Article for Wisconsin Law Journal: "OSHA Penalties Set to Skyrocket: Are You in Compliance?"

> Special Report: Proposed New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule Impacting Long-Term Care Facilities

> 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

> Brad Dallet Article for Wisconsin Law Journal: "War of Words: The Dangers in Drafting Co-Tenancy Clauses"

> Special Report: New State Budget Preserves State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program

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

> Special Report: TIF Reform Package Introduced in State Legislature

> Daniel Gentges Article for The Abstract (a publication of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys): "The Bankruptcy Trustee’s Avoidance Powers in Wisconsin’s Dual Index Recording Environment" (p. 11)

> 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"

> 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"

> Jeffrey Vercauteren and Angela Black Featured in Madison Magazine: "The Faces of Madison: Real Estate, Development and Construction Law"

> Jeffrey Vercauteren quoted in the Isthmus: "Beyond Edgewater: Can a New Director Stabilize the City’s Planning Department?"

> Erika Baurecht and Phillip Bower Article: Legislature Passes Private Property Rights Package"

> Jeffrey Vercauteren and Hal Karas Article: "TIF Reform Package Partially Enacted"

> Anthony Anzelmo Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: "WHD's Anzelmo Listens to Clients, Guides Them Through Problems"

> First Annual Emergency Engine Electronic Report Due to EPA by March 31, 2016

> Phillip Bower Article: "First Annual Emergency Engine Electronic Report Due to EPA by March 31, 2016"

> Lydia Chartre Quoted in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Condo Questions? Discover CAI"

> Jeffrey Vercauteren Named to In Business Magazine's 2016 Class of 40 Under 40

> Jeffrey Vercauteren appears on WISC-TV 3 Madison: "Frostiball Benefits the Overture Center for the Arts"

> Jeffrey Vercauteren appears on WKOW-TV 27 Madison: "Frostiball 2016 this Saturday to Benefit the Overture Center"

> Jeffrey Vercauteren quoted in Madison Magazine: "Finding Solutions for Madison's Homeless"

> Jeffrey Vercauteren featured in The Cap Times: "Bright Ideas 2016: Jeff Vercauteren"...

> Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.'s Lydia Chartre Admitted to College of Community Association Lawyers

> Jeff Vercauteren featured in In Business: "IB’s Professional of the Week: Jeff Vercauteren"

> Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Practice Areas Named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2016 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

> Jeffrey Vercauteren quoted in Wisconsin State Journal: "City Council Paused Park Condemnation Plan For Willing Seller"

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

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

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