Richard W. Donner is a shareholder in the firm’s Real Estate Practice. Rick’s practice focuses on governmental relations, zoning, land use, property tax, eminent domain and other aspects of real estate development. He represents local, regional and national developers, as well as owners, lenders, borrowers, municipalities and individuals.
Rick is co-author of the State Bar of Wisconsin publication Condemnation Law and Practice in Wisconsin and regularly speaks to real estate professionals, students and trade organizations on a range of real estate related topics.
Rick primarily serves the following industries:
- Government Relations
- Real Estate Development
- Real Estate Financing
- Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales
- Food and Beverage Law
J.D., Brooklyn Law School
B.A., with distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Works with both private and institutional developers on matters relating to site purchase, entitlement, financing and leasing
- Conscientiously works with municipal staff on obtaining entitlement approvals for his clients and regularly delivers persuasive arguments on entitlement matters to municipal boards
- Negotiates with taxing authorities to resolve property tax matters
- Advises buyers and sellers on the purchase and sale of commercial properties, including drafting and negotiating letters of intent and purchase agreements, reviewing title and survey, and preparing transfer documents
- Represents landowners and condemning authorities in eminent domain matters
- Represents lenders and borrowers to document real estate financing
- Honors & Affiliations
- Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- New York Bar Association
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Historic Milwaukee, Inc. (Board of Directors, Executive Advisory Board)
“Wisconsin Historic Tax Credits: A Victim of Their Own Success,” Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, August 2014 (co-author)
Condemnation Law and Practice in Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin (co-author)
Reinhart Names Seven New Shareholders.
63 Reinhart Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers.
Release of Wisconsin Condemnation Law and Practice by John Van Lieshout and Richard Donner Announced by the Wisconsin Bar’s Inside Track
Release of Wisconsin Condemnation Law and Practice by John Van Lieshout and Richard Donner announced by the Wisconsin Bar’s Inside Track.
A temporary moratorium has been lifted for Wisconsin historic tax credit applications involving a “certified historic structure.”
The root problem behind why the Wisconsin historic tax credit program was temporarily suspended: the program was just too popular.
The new law makes credits easier to obtain from the Wisconsin historic tax credit program and creates a powerful financing tool for the historic preservation and adaptive reuse of older buildings in Wisconsin.