Dean Richards
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Dean B. Richards is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Real Estate Practice and managing shareholder of the firm’s Madison office. He is also the Madison office representative to the firm’s Board of Directors. Dean represents developers and landowners throughout Wisconsin, principally in connection with development, zoning and land division activities.

Dean primarily serves the following industries:

  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Food and Beverage Law

Education

J.D., Marquette University Law School
B.S., University of Pennsylvania-Wharton, School of Finance & Commerce

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

  • Serving as special counsel to a number of municipalities and counties in land use matters
  • Obtaining governmental approvals and permits for developments and land use projects, resolving property and land use disputes and adjudicating land use conflicts and zoning violations

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America 2016 Milwaukee Litigation – Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers in America 2013 Milwaukee Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Best Lawyers in America (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Land Use & Zoning Law; Litigation-Real Estate; Real Estate Law)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008 – present
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2004 Leaders in the Law
  • Wisconsin Top Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Licensed to practice in Wisconsin, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin and the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Town of Delafield Fire Department (Fire Chief, 1998 to present)
  • Adjunct Professor – University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Co-Author – Wisconsin Law of Easements and Covenants
  • Waukesha County Economic Development Commission (director)
  • Greater Delafield’s Community Fund (former director)
  • Thomas More Scholar and member of the National Moot Court Team while at Marquette University

56 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2017 Includes 98 Reinhart Attorneys; Nine are “Lawyers of the Year”

Reinhart Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized as Legal Profession Leaders by Chambers USA

Reinhart Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized as Legal Profession Leaders by Chambers USA 2014

67 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015 Includes 89 Reinhart Attorneys; Six Are “Lawyers of the Year”

Reinhart Attorneys and Practice Areas Recognized as Legal Profession Leaders by Chambers USA 2015

64 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2014 Includes 85 Reinhart Attorneys; Seven Are “Lawyers of the Year”

Nineteen Reinhart Attorneys Recognized as 2013 “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers USA

Best Lawyers in America 2013 Includes 83 Reinhart Attorneys; Four Are “Lawyers of the Year”

Reinhart Shareholder Dean Richards Mentioned in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on Town of Waukesha Snowplowing Dispute

68 Attorneys from Reinhart Included in the Best Lawyers in America 2012

Reinhart’s Dean Richards Quoted in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on Town of Waukesha Plowing Dispute

Dean Richards Quoted in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article Regarding Sale of Iron Block Building

Dean Richards Quoted in Ex-Museum Chief Finley Default Case

Reinhart Lawyer Dean Richards Was Interviewed for a Recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article About a Conflict Between the Town of Waukesha and Its Snowplow Contractor

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Update Story About Town of Waukesha Dispute with Plowing Contractor Includes Dean Richards

52 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Chambers USA Recognizes Reinhart Lawyers and Practice Groups as Legal Profession Leaders

45 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Chambers USA Recognizes Reinhart Lawyers and Practice Groups