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As a shareholder in Reinhart’s Real Estate Practice, Lucas Roe partners with his clients to solve problems and remove barriers to progress in a collaborative approach. Lucas has extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of commercial real estate law, including acquisitions and dispositions, financing, construction, leasing, joint ventures, tax-deferred (1031) exchanges, public-private partnerships and work-out situations. His nationwide practice includes providing strategic advice to clients ranging from publicly traded corporations to individual real estate investors. As a member of the Real Estate Financing Team, Lucas routinely represents borrowers in connection with financing insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

As part of his land use, entitlements and zoning practice, Lucas assists breweries, brewpubs, restaurants and other retailers in connection with alcohol licensing in the State of Wisconsin. He is a member of the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals.

Lucas invests in the community by serving as Chair of the Emerging Leadership Board of the UW Carbone Cancer Center. He enjoys spending time outdoors and taking family vacations in national parks.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (Order of the Coif)
  • B.S., with distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Economics, Biological Aspects of Conservation)

Bar Admissions



  • Providing strategic advice and counsel to several publicly traded companies in connection with their national owned and leased real estate portfolios
  • Representing clients in connection with the acquisition, disposition and operation of hotels and gas stations
  • Representing a real estate developer in connection the development and leasing of a sports and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee
  • Assisting real estate developers in connection with the generational transfer of real estate

Honors & Affiliations


  • Best Lawyers in America – Real Estate Law


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Bar Association
  • Emerging Leadership Board – UW Carbone Cancer Center (Board Chair)
  • Former Director, Common Wealth Development, Inc.
  • Former Director and Secretary, Madison Area Community Land Trust
  • National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (Member)

News & Insights


  • Chair, Annual Commercial Real Estate Update, State Bar of Wisconsin (2013-2019)
  • Annual presentations for commercial real estate broker continuing legal education
  • Advising clients on NNN leases, State Bar of Wisconsin 12th annual Commercial Real Estate Update (November 2015)
  • “Revised Stormwater and Wetland Regulations Impact Developments” Trends In Land Use and Zoning Seminar, Milwaukee, WI (September 2013)
  • “Tax Implications of TIF Financing” TIF and Taxes Seminar, Madison, WI (May 2013


  • Co-author, State by State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases – Wisconsin Chapter, 2013-present eds, Aspen Publishing
  • Author, Real Property Chapter, Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law (2015-2016)
  • Co-author, Real Estate Transactions System (2008-2012)