Shareholder William T. Stuart maintains a dual practice in the areas of real estate and general business litigation. Most recently, his real estate litigation practice led to a groundbreaking decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of the landowners in a governmental takings case—a decision which countered national trends and reversed contrary authority in this jurisdiction. His transactional practice recently involved the development of a signature thirty story multi-use tower in downtown Milwaukee.
In his real estate practice, Bill is involved in nearly every facet of real estate law, including the financing, development, construction, purchase and sale of multi-million dollar commercial real estate projects and the litigation of disputes involving property rights and other land-use issues. His clients span the spectrum of large to small and his projects involve some of the most complex topics in real estate law. He has experience in handling water law rights, environmental remediation, zoning and permitting issues, construction disputes, partition cases, boundary line disputes, title claims and foreclosure/work-out cases. Bill has formed, terminated and restated condominiums, and litigated advanced claims in condominium law, including so-called "dockuminiums." He has represented purchasers, sellers, lenders, developers and brokers of real estate, as well as condominium associations and other businesses with needs in property law.
Bill additionally has extensive experience in commercial litigation matters, and has handled numerous business lawsuits. He has litigated non-compete cases, contract disputes, product liability cases, corporate fraud and derivative claims actions.
Bill is one of the few lawyers to successfully navigate complicated legal issues in both litigation and transactional work. His experience in these areas is unparalleled and offers his clients unique insights which help them achieve their goals.