Rick provides specialized knowledge involving Section 1031 exchanges, cellular towers, boundary issues, title insurance claims (both insurer and insured), and management and production agreements for bands.

Rick’s clients include banks, convenience store operators, commercial landlords, developers, small and medium-sized businesses, rock bands, attorneys, and other persons who appreciate cost-effective representation. Rick is involved in nearly every aspect of real estate law, including purchase, due diligence, platting, rezoning, restrictive covenants, lease, construction, sale, condominium creation, and exchanges. He works creatively with his clients to resolve real estate disputes quickly and save the deal.

Rick’s practice also includes other business areas such as lender’s rights and the rights of entertainers and management companies. His clients benefit from his specialized knowledge of such diverse matters as cellular towers, title insurance claims, boundary issues, and fuel pricing. He is always intrigued to learn more about how his clients run their businesses.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts

Representative Work

  • Vortex Optics, which manufactures riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and other optical products, with an unlimited lifetime warranty on its products. http://www.vortexoptics.com/
  • PDQ Food Stores, Inc., an employee-owned company based in Middleton. PDQ operates about 40 convenience stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota. http://www.pdqstores.com/
  • Jax Holdings and its affiliates, which own and operate convenience stores, hotels, a golf course, restaurants, warehouses, and branded fuel jobberships.
  • The owner and operator of the DoubleTree by Hilton in Madison, winner of many prestigious achievement awards.

Honors & Recognition

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© , 2012-present
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Real Estate Law
  • AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

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Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • UW-Platteville Foundation, Past Member
  • Porchlight, Inc., Capital Campaign Committee
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Usher
  • Oakwood Lutheran Homes, Inc. Board of Directors, Past Member

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1989
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 1983

Licenses

  • Real Estate Broker’s License
  • F.C.C. General Class License

Richard’s Select Writing & Presentations