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

  • Jax Holdings and its affiliates, which own and operate convenience stores, hotels, a golf course, restaurants, and branded fuel jobberships
  • The owner and operator of the DoubleTree by Hilton in Madison, winner of many prestigious achievement awards
  • PDQ Food Stores, Inc., an employee-owned company that had been based in Middleton (PDQ operated about 40 convenience stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota)
  • Vortex Nation, Inc., which manufactures riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and other optical products, offering an unlimited lifetime warranty on its products

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Real Estate Law, 2012-Present
    • Commercial Litigation, 2013-Present
  • AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

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Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Columbarium Board Member
  • UW- Platteville Foundation, Former Member
  • Oakwood Lutheran Homes, Inc., Former Board Member


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


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

Richard’s Select Writing & Presentations