Attorney Fahey’s work largely involves the development and implementation of strategies, plans, programs, and transactions for businesses, governmental entities, and individuals.
Fahey organizes business entities. He provides general representation to business and governmental entities with respect to their business affairs, including work in the areas of contracts, commercial transactions, and loans. He assists businesses with asset purchases and sales, and he advises individuals and businesses with respect to business ownership issues and the purchase and sale of business ownership interests. He has represented clients in a variety of business mergers and acquisitions.
Fahey has broad experience with respect to real estate projects and transactions. He represents clients with respect to the purchase and sale of real estate. He has worked on many real estate and building construction projects for Wisconsin school districts and other governmental entities. He has represented private developers with respect to real estate development projects, including tax incremental financing transactions and the development of private restrictions and covenants. He has organized an aging-in-place retirement community for a charitable non-profit entity consisting of condominiums, apartments, and assisted living facilities. He has prepared commercial building and golf course leases.
Attorney Fahey also has extensive experience in the areas of probate, wills, trusts and estates, representing individuals with a variety of needs and interests.
Admitted to Practice
- Wisconsin State Courts
Honors & Recognition
- AV®Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
- Martindale-Hubell, “Wisconsin’s Top Rated Lawyers” in business
- Named to The Best Lawyers in America©
- Real Estate Law, 2012-Present
- Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary fraternity
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Community Involvement & Board Memberships
- University of Wisconsin Law School, Lecturer
- Wisconsin Bar Association Hotline, Volunteer
- Belleville Area Cultural Foundation, Former Member, Board of Directors
- Queen of Peace Elementary School, Former Member, Education Commission
- Catholic Charities, Former Member, Marketing Committee
- Wisconsin State Bar Corporation and Business Law Committee to revise Wisconsin Business Corporation Law, 1985-1987
- Wisconsin Bar Association
- Dane County Bar Association
- J.D., University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law
- B.B.A., With Honors, University of Wisconsin – Madison
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School Law FYI | 05.31.22
One of the tricky areas for school districts to navigate is what to do with a current employee who gets arrested or an applicant who discloses they have pending arrest charges against them. Employers covered by the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) are generally prohibited from discriminating against individuals on the basis of their arrest and/or conviction records, subject to certain exceptions.