Leah R. Wyant (Harrand) is an attorney in Reinhart’s Real Estate Practice where she advises clients on acquisitions, dispositions and development of real estate and leasing matters throughout the country; land use, zoning, licensing and permitting matters for clients throughout Wisconsin; and food and beverage licensing and development considerations.

In spring 2015, Leah co-launched Reinhart’s “Hopping on the Brewery Bandwagon” E-Alert series, which features informative articles related to the various challenges businesses and entrepreneurs face in the craft brewery market. Leah co-chairs Reinhart’s Craft Brewery, Distillery and Winery Law group, and assists clients in navigating the regulation of alcoholic beverages in Wisconsin. Leah is a member of the National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys.

Leah serves on the Board of Directors for Meta House, a nonprofit organization that helps women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to reclaim their lives and rebuild their families. She is also a member of NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, WCREW (Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women), National CREW and ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers).

Leah primarily serves the following industries:

  • Real Estate Developers
  • Acquisitions and Sales
  • Leasing
  • Food and beverage, including craft breweries, brewpubs, wineries and distilleries
  • Government Relations


Education

J.D., summa cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School
B.S., summa cum laude, Northern Michigan University

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin

  • Assists clients with all aspects of buying, selling, developing and leasing real property in locations across the country
  • Advises clients on the purchase and sale of commercial properties, including negotiating and drafting letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements, title and survey matters, negotiating and drafting reciprocal easement agreements and declarations of covenants and restrictions, preparing transfer documents and structuring complicated tax-deferred 1031 exchanges
  • Represents developers, national retailers and assisted living and senior living providers on matters relating to land use, zoning and other aspects of entitlements throughout Wisconsin
  • Negotiates and drafts leases and subleases in connection with office, manufacturing and retail space and senior housing living facilities
  • Assists clients in the food and beverage industry on entitlement and licensing matters
  • Advises clients on alcohol beverage regulation in Wisconsin
  • Works with several national corporations on matters related to site purchase, development, entitlements and leasing

Honors

  • Selected by the Wisconsin Law Journal as a 2015 “Up and Coming Lawyer”

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women (WCREW), Member Showcase Committee
  • National CREW Network
  • Meta House (Member, Board of Directors) and Meta House Young Leaders Board Chair
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Wisconsin Chapter
  • National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Wisconsin Law Review (Former Member)
  • “DNR/Army Corps Regulatory Changes,” Real Estate/Entitlements Seminar: Updates and Trends in Legislation and Regulation (May 4, 2017)
  • “Women in Commercial Real Estate Growing Our Industry Success,” Panel Speaker (November 15, 2016), presented by SVN/Hintze Commercial Real Estate in partnership with CARW (Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin) and WCREW (Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women)
  • “Real Estate Considerations in Trust and Estate Administration,” Milwaukee Bar Association (Estates & Trusts Specialty Section) (July 19, 2016) and Association of Women Lawyers Estate Planning Discussion Group (November 16, 2016)
  • “Property Rights Package,” Real Estate/Entitlements Seminar: The Latest Legislative and Regulatory Proposals (February 2016)
  • “Malt Madness: Market Barriers, Business Solutions & Growth Opportunities” (March 10, 2016)
  • “State of the Brewery: Market Trends, Creative Solutions & Hot Topics” (September 17, 2015)
  • Get in the Zone: Real Estate/Entitlements Seminar (February 2015)
  • “Big Box Ordinances,” Trends in Land Use and Zoning Seminar, Milwaukee, WI (December 2012)