Jeff is genuinely invested in land use and real estate development in his community. Just one look at his civic involvement and it is obvious he is interested in and committed to improving the built environment. Growing up, architecture intrigued him, and he has not strayed far from that fascination. Today, he represents clients in all aspects of project development, including contract drafting and negotiation, due diligence review, title and survey issues, permitting, land use approvals, financing, development incentives and tax credits, and leasing. As part of Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team, Jeff is a leader on historic preservation issues, including landmarks, historic districts, municipal approvals and historic preservation tax credits.
Developing new projects and redeveloping or restoring existing buildings is central to Jeff’s practice. He has become proficient with land use and zoning matters where he can effectively resolve disputes, as well as condemnation proceedings and appeals of municipal decisions. Some of his significant achievements include securing municipal approvals for a major redevelopment of a former lumber operation as a mixed-use luxury housing project along a historic riverway.
For Jeff, real success is impossible unless you treat others with regard and respect. His thriving practice involves understanding and applying the law as well as connecting and building relationships. He advises clients on detailed and complex regulatory and government affairs issues, including matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and other state and local agencies, including the Dane County Board of Supervisors and the City of Madison Common Council. All these connections bring significant benefits to his practice, and the relationships he has developed also benefit many organizations and causes in the community.