Jerome M. Janzer - Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Jerome M. Janzer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Jerome M. Janzer is the CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.. He is also co-chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice and a member of the Business Law Practice.

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Jerry counsels and represents clients in a variety of industries including real estate, financial institutions, transportation, construction, manufacturing and printing. He advises his clients on every aspect of acquiring, growing and eventually selling a business including capitalization and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and succession planning. He also works with real estate clients from the earliest conceptual stage of a development through land acquisition, financing, land use planning, zoning, tax incremental financing, design contracts, construction, leasing and sale.

A frequent speaker on business and real estate topics, Jerry has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor who works closely with clients to provide the timely and creative advice and strategies they need to achieve their business goals.

Representative Matters and Experience
Business law:

  • Entity formation 
  • Capitalization 
  • Mergers and acquisitions 
  • Corporate governance
  • Succession planning

Real estate: 

  • Development 
  • Financing 
  • Land-use planning
  • Zoning 
  • Tax incremental financing 
  • Leasing 
  • Construction and design contracts


  • Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law; Corporate Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Power Book: The Milwaukee Area's Most Influential People, The Business Journal, Milwaukee,WI (2009 - 2012)
  • Wisconsin Top Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Notable Publications

  • Contributing author on various real estate law publications including:
  • Advanced Real Estate Law in Wisconsin Current Issues in Commercial Real Estate Leases in Wisconsin
  • Major Land Use Laws in Wisconsin
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • Board of Directors of Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
  • Board of Directors of Competitive Wisconsin, Inc.
  • Advisory Board of Directors of Marquette University Law School
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Real Estate Counsel Group of American Land Title Association
  •   CEO's Against Cancer for the American Cancer Society President's Council of Children's Hospital
  • Tocqueville Society of United Way
  • Woolsack Society of Marquette University Law School
  • J.D., cum laude, Marquette University Law School
  • B.A., Marquette University

Marquette UniversityBA 1979Marquette University Law SchoolJ.D. 1982

Office Location

1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Milwaukee Metro Area
Jerome M. Janzer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Development, Finance, Industrial, Land Use, Mergers & Acquisitions, Office Buildings, Residential, Tax Certiorari, TIFF, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Male