Anita advises municipalities that own electric distribution systems on all facets of the energy business including power contract negotiations, construction, asset transfer, and regulatory compliance. Anita’s work also includes telecommunications-related contracts (dark fiber license agreements, collocation agreements, tower lease agreements); electric service territory issues; pole attachment agreements; video franchise issues; intergovernmental agreements; and advising municipalities on right-of-way use issues.

Anita has over 22 years of experience and has appeared before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 

Anita is also Chair of Boardman Clark’s Recruiting Committee.

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Honors & Recognition

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  • Friend of Access Award, Wisconsin Association of PEG Access Channels, 2009
  • Meritorious Service Award for Service to Wisconsin's Public Power Communities, Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin, 2008

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Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Presenter, “The Public Service Commission and Your Municipality,” League of Wisconsin Municipalities Municipal Attorneys Institute, 2015
  • Presenter, “Municipal Water Tower Leases:  How to Avoid Selling Your Soul to the Cellphone Company,” Wisconsin Water Association Annual Conference, 2014
  • Presenter, “Professionalism, Ethics & the Law for Municipal Employees,” Wisconsin Water Association Management Seminar, 2014
  • Presenter, “What MEUs Should Know About the Right Serve,” Seminar for Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin, 2012
  • Presenter, “Sustainable Communities,” Energy Initiatives Wisconsin League of Municipalities panel presentation, 2008
  • Presenter, “Protecting Municipal Concerns in the Wake of Wisconsin’s New Video Franchise Law,” League of Municipalities Attorneys Institute, 2008
  • Presenter, “Avoiding Electric Service Territory Disputes,” Seminar conducted for Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin, 2008
  • Presenter, “Legal Update: Municipal Video Franchise and Right-of-Way Authority,” Wisconsin Town Lawyers Association, 2008
  • Presenter, “Public, Educational, and Governmental Channels: Commercial Programming and Underwriting,” Wisconsin PEG Access Association, 2007

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Bar Association
    • Public Utilities Section, Chair
    • Government and Administrative Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Utility Section
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Dane County Bar Association

Representative Clients

Anita serves municipalities and municipal electric and telecommunications utilities in Wisconsin and Illinois including:

  • Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin
  • City of Richland Center
  • City of Reedsburg
  • Town of Florence
  • Wisconsin Community Media
  • City of Appleton
  • Menasha Utilities
  • Municipal Wholesale Power Group
  • City of Milwaukee
  • City of Wisconsin Dells
  • City of Rochelle, Illinois

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School
    • Order of the Coif
  • M.A. in English Linguistics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin - Madison

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