Christopher R. Smith

Christopher R. Smith

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Recognized since 2024

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice

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Chris Smith is a Shareholder and co-Chair of the Real Estate Section at von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He focuses his practice on real estate development, eminent domain and property tax. He has significant experience in all phases of real estate development with a particular emphasis on drafting and negotiating development agreements, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and public-private partnerships. He represents both public and private entities on eminent domain matters and property tax assessments. Chris is a frequent presenter on land use and tax issues.

Chris is also a member of the Government Law Group. In addition to working with counties and municipalities on real estate and development issues, Chris has experience conducting investigations, developing intergovernmental agreements, Police and Fire Commission hearings, and transactional matters. He currently serves as City Attorney for South Milwaukee and as Village Attorney for Mount Pleasant.

  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4427
  • Marquette University, J.D., graduated 2004
Bar Admissions
  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Government Relations Practice


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