John is principally a real estate lawyer, whose practice encompasses both transactions and litigation in a wide variety of settings. Transactional services include the full array of commercial real estate deals: development, purchase and sale, leasing, financing, condominiums, and easements. In transactions, John takes special care to draft contracts in plain language. His litigation experience includes breaches of contract, LLC member disputes, loan default, partition, construction defects, landlord-tenant disputes, adverse possession, and contested probate matters. In litigation, John strives to be cost-effective.

John’s clients are owners and managers of commercial real estate seeking advice about development, covenants & restrictions, leasing, condominium, and property management laws and contracts. John also advises banks and auto dealers, and frequently consults with Boardman’s municipal and estate planning groups on real estate matters. John previously practiced law in Chicago from 1991 to 2006.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • Illinois State Courts

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc., Pro Bono Legal Representation
  • Urban League of Greater Madison, Inc., Pro Bono Legal Representation
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin – Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pro Bono Legal Representation

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Illinois


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1991
    • Managing Editor, Wisconsin Law Review
  • B.B.A. in Finance, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1987

John’s Select Writing & Presentations