Outside of his legal practice, Justin frequently presents on real estate topics to professional audiences and has contributed to several State Bar of Wisconsin publications.
Justin F. Oeth is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Real Estate Practice and co-chair of the Construction Industry group. He serves a range of clients including large companies, national retailers, financial institutions, health care organizations, and other real estate developers and investors with their real estate needs.
With over a decade of legal experience, he has extensive experience serving as the lead attorney on significant leasing, construction and other development projects in Wisconsin and nationally. Justin regularly assists clients with negotiating and drafting leases, subleases, amendments and non-disturbance agreements in connection with office, warehouse, manufacturing, retail and health care facilities. He also provides ongoing legal advice to real estate clients in connection with their leasing activities including advice on construction of tenant buildouts and disputes with landlords.
J.D., The Ohio State University Law School
B.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Finance and Economics)
- Representing a Fortune 500 corporation in all aspects of its expansive national office lease portfolio, including working closely with the company’s construction team to effectively manage and coordinate all tenant and landlord build-out activities
- Assisting a health care system to expand and upgrade its facilities, including the development of a hospital, medical office building and stand-alone clinics, through the use of creative legal arrangements such as ground leases and joint ventures
- Assisting a client in the financial institution industry with the expansion, renovation and new construction of more than 250 of its facilities by negotiating and drafting applicable construction, architect and construction management contracts
- Representing universities in the acquisition, development, financing and leasing of property for the purpose of expanding their campuses and student housing facilities
- Negotiating and drafting a favorable lease for a large corporation involving a 500,000 square foot, build-to-suit distribution facility, enabling the client to meet its strategic deadline
- Working to help a client in the hospitality industry acquire a historic downtown hotel while maximizing tax benefits under a reverse 1031 exchange transaction
- Honors & Affiliations
- Multiple selections for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition
- Madison Area Sports Commission (Board of Directors)
- City of Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors)
- South Central Wisconsin Housing Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides low-income homebuyers with low-interest loans (Board of Directors)
- Wisconsin Legislative Council Study Committee on the Preservation of Burial Sites
- State Bar of Wisconsin (Real Property Section)
- Dane County Bar Association
- Contributing author, Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Wisconsin
- Organizer of and regular contributor to the Reinhart Real Estate Report, a newsletter providing general information regarding real estate issues
Reinhart attorney Justin Oeth appointed to Madison Area Sports Commission Board of Directors
39 Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart) attorneys are recognized as Wisconsin “Super Lawyers” and 17 are recognized as “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.”
47 Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. attorneys are recognized as 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and 20 are recognized as Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.
Team Reinhart: Joseph Shumow, Nathan Wautier, Justin Oeth and Lucas Roe Featured in InBusiness Magazine’s 2014 Get Fit Challenge
Team Reinhart: Joseph Shumow, Nathan Wautier, Justin Oeth and Lucas Roe featured in InBusiness Magazine’s 2014 Get Fit Challenge.
Reinhart Names Seven New Shareholders.
54 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers.
63 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers.
Reinhart Attorneys Author “Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Wisconsin.”
A complimentary seminar and reception for those in the craft beer space.
What are the differences between a right of first refusal, right of first offer and option?
All Wisconsin counties must adopt shoreland zoning ordinances to protect the navigable waters of the state. Some of these standards include building setbacks, wetland protection, lot sizes and filing and grading permits.
Learn what the Wisconsin Working Lands Program means for farmland preservation zoning and planning, agricultural enterprise areas and agricultural conservation easements.
Yes, litigation involving the seller can become an encumbrance on title to real property under certain circumstances, which is why any buyer should review the condition of title.
Recent Wisconsin Legislation Affecting the Real Estate Industry
Can Impact Fees or Dedications of Private Land to the Public Be Required as a Condition of a Local Government’s Approval of a Proposed Development?
Can impact fees or dedications of private land to the public be required as a condition of a local government’s approval of a proposed development?
When Conveying Real Property, What Is the Difference Between a General Warranty Deed, a Special Warranty Deed, and a Quit Claim Deed?
Determine which deed to use when conveying real property and protecting both grantors and grantees of property from the warranties of title set forth in deeds.
A tenant estoppel certificate sets the lease terms that a tenant is “estopped,” or prevented, from making claims about, such as rent, term dates and lease defaults.
“What is the Dane County Water Body Classification Project?”
“What is the Wisconsin Rental Weatherization Program?”
Yes, Wisconsin allows a licensed real estate broker to file a lien against real property for unpaid commissions or other compensation arising out of a commercial real estate transaction.
“As is” clauses in real estate purchase contracts offer some protection for sellers, but they do not exempt a seller from disclosing known property defects.
“Can Surveyors, Construction Managers, Architects and Other Design Professionals Engaged by the Owner of Real Property File a Construction Lien?”
Yes, so long as there is a “visible commencement” of the work for which they were engaged by the owner of real property. Find out what this term means according to Wisconsin case law.
“What is the Difference Between an Option and a Right of First Refusal?”