Norman D. "Norm" Farnam

Norman D. "Norm" Farnam

Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC

Recognized since 2013

Madison, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Litigation - Real Estate

Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Real Estate Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Real Estate
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Norm is a member of the firm Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC and is a business attorney. Norm focuses his practice on lender representation through all phases of lending, from loan origination and renewals, to workouts and forbearance, litigation including foreclosures and bankruptcy proceedings, and assisting with liquidation of bank-owned assets. His extensive experience working closely with his clients throughout the life cycle of the lending relationship has provided him with insight into the practical issues faced by lenders. When crafting real-world and creative solutions for originating loans, fashioning workouts, and selling bank-owned property, Norm’s clients rely on his deep understanding, not just of lending, but of other areas of the law such as real estate, personal property, succession planning, and business organizations.

In addition to representing lenders, Norm has a vibrant business transactional and litigation practice. Norm also assists the firm’s clients with their intellectual property needs.


  • 33 East Main Street, Suite 610
    P.O. Box 2236
    Madison, WI 53701-2236


  • Northern Illinois University, BA, graduated 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin


  • Community Bankers of Wisconsin - member
  • Dane County Bar Association - member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - member
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association - member

Stroud, Willink & Howard, LLC
Headquarters: Madison, Wisconsin

8 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Real Estate Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Real Estate

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Real Estate, Madison (2022)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, Madison (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law


  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
  • Selected as a "Rising Star" on the Wisconsin Super Lawyer list by Law & Politics Magazine and Milwaukee Magazine (2006-2009)
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" by Madison Magazine

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