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January/February 2024 Issue

Also in this issue: On Tap – Changes to Wis. Stat. Ch. 125 (Alcohol Beverage) Under 2023 Wisconsin Act 73     |     EV Charging Bill Would Restrict Local Governments From Owning and Operating Charging Stations     |     Municipal Airports Must Comply With New Law Requiring Improvements Owned by Private Citizens on Tax Exempt Land

Julia K. Potter Named Partner

We are proud to announce that Attorney Julia K. Potter has been named partner. Julia, who has been with the firm for eight years, works primarily with the firm’s municipal and real estate practice groups.

Julia is a gifted and hardworking attorney who’s passionate about working with our clients on a wide range of real estate, land use, business, energy, and municipal utility matters,” says Attorney Richard Heinemann, chair of the firm’s Municipal Law Practice Group. We are thrilled to welcome her into the partnership.”

In her practice, Julia assists municipalities, businesses, and individuals with legal issues involving real estate, land use, and municipal law — from drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, easements, leases, and declarations to assisting clients with development issues, right-of-way regulation, tax increment financing, telecommunications siting, zoning changes and variances, conditional use permits, and all manner of disputes regarding real estate. 

Outside of the office, Julia sits on the City of Fitchburg Zoning Board of Appeals and is a member of the Rotary Club of Madison – After Hours. She also teaches a course at UW-Madison for law students and urban planning graduate students about the law of land use controls. Julia is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American, Dane County, and Sauk County Bar Associations, as well as the American Planning Association.

Julia has been recognized by several industry publications for her contributions to the legal field. She was named an Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2018, listed in Super Lawyers®: Rising Stars (2021-Present), and listed in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch (2021-Present) in the areas of municipal law and land use and zoning law. Julia received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University.

This newsletter is published and distributed for informational pur- poses only. It does not offer legal advice with respect to particular situations, and does not purport to be a complete treatment of the legal issues surrounding any topic. Because your situation may differ from those described in this Newsletter, you should not rely solely on this information in making legal decisions.

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