January/February 2023 Issue
Also in this issue: Seventh Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Madison's Digital Sign Ordinance | Wisconsin Appellate Court Rules City of Milwaukee Violated Family Dollar’s Due Process Rights When it Denied the Renewal of Food Dealer and Weights & Measures Licenses | Wisconsin Supreme Court Clarifies How Tax Assessment Claims Must Proceed | Court Dismisses RLUIPA Challenge to City's Stadium Lighting Decision
Welcome Joesph Hasler and Maximillian Buckner
Boardman Clark and the Municipal Practice Group are excited that attorneys Joe Hasler and Max Buckner have joined the firm. They formerly practiced at the LaRowe Gerlach firm in Reedsburg. Both have worked extensively with municipalities in south and west central Wisconsin. Joe and Max will continue working with their former municipal clients and will allow Boardman Clark to provide our municipal clients with additional, expanded, and comprehensive expertise and coverage. Joe and Max will work out of Boardman’s Baraboo office.
Joe began his legal career working with a Madison law firm and later moved to Reedsburg where he became a partner and long-time member of the LaRowe firm. In that capacity he has represented many municipalities in south central Wisconsin, including being the long-time city attorney for Wisconsin Dells. Joe has advised local governments, boards, and commissions on a variety of general municipal matters, including negotiation, and drafting of development agreements with financial, annexation and land use components; crafting ordinances and policies; preparing access and utility easements, real estate contracts, and covenants, and navigating conditional uses, special exceptions, and variances. Joe has served on the Wisconsin Elections Board and the City of Reedsburg Planning Commission and was a trustee of the Madison Area Technical College Board of Trustees.
Max is a 2014 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. At LaRowe, his practice included a focus on general municipal law, municipal prosecutions, litigation, and real estate. Max assists municipal clients with real estate, land use and development, zoning, ordinances, open records, traffic and ordinance enforcement, and general municipal advisement. Max is the city attorney for the City of Reedsburg. Max is on the boards of the West Central Wisconsin and Reedsburg Boys and Girls Clubs.
Joe becomes one of the Municipal Practice Group’s “senior” lawyers, along with Eileen Brownlee, Paul Johnson and Steve Zach, who provide general municipal legal advice to our clients. Eileen, Paul, and Steve have long-standing municipal general and employment practices around the state and welcome Joe in providing counsel to our clients and mentorship to our younger municipal attorneys.
Max joins Eric Hagen and Jared Walker Smith in providing general municipal services to our clients. Eric is a 2017 Marquette Law School graduate and works out of the firm’s Fennimore office with Eileen Brownlee. He is the city attorney for the City of Dodgeville and works with our southwest Wisconsin municipal clients. Jared is a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law school and works out of Boardman’s Madison office. He not only provides general municipal, real estate, and land use and development services to several municipalities, but also works extensively with the firm’s municipal utility and special purpose district clients, with a focus on water and wastewater utilities and lake districts. He currently serves as chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Public Utilities Section. Jared is actively engaged in community services, including membership on the Rivers Art’s Inc. board in Sauk Prairie.
The Boardman Clark Municipal Practice Group provides a full range of legal services to municipal boards, councils, committees, commissions, and joint action agencies. The addition of Joe and Max brings depth and expertise to the group and expands our ability to provide full-scale municipal services to our clients now and in the future. For a complete description of the full range of our municipal services and the attorneys who practice in this group, visit our website.
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