Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Michael L. Riopel has joined the firm’s Milwaukee office as an associate.
Riopel is a member of the firm's Financial Services & Capital Markets team, where he focuses his practice on the structuring, documentation and negotiation of complex financing, real estate, leasing, and business transactions.
Riopel brings a unique perspective and well-rounded background to accomplish his client’s goals. He previously worked in-house for a commercial real estate development, investment and property management firm, where he managed the firm’s extensive loan portfolio, investor and financial institution relationships. He also drafted, negotiated and oversaw the disposition of the firm’s real estate assets. Riopel served as a commercial real estate and finance attorney at Husch Blackwell legacy firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek from October 2011 to February 2014.
Riopel earned his J.D. (2012) from Marquette University Law School and his B.S.B.A. (2009) in finance and commercial real estate from Marquette University. He received the 2016 Developing Leaders Award from NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, where he also serves as Chair of the Programs & Events Committee.