Todd Farris
Senior Attorney

Location: Milwaukee
T: 414.225.1487
F: 414.278.3687
111 E. Kilbourn Avenue, Suite 1400
Milwaukee, WI 53202-6613
Assistant: Susan Frey
T: 414.225.7583

Education

  • J.D., Honors, cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (1984)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1980)

Todd Farris
Senior Attorney

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Biography

Todd is both an experienced litigator and a practicing real estate and municipal law attorney.

Todd has litigated real estate and commercial disputes, insurance coverage, claims and bad faith denials of coverage, environmental matters including municipal cost recovery proceedings under Section 292.35, construction defects and warranty claims, land use and licensing disputes with municipalities, FINRA securities (suitability of investments) and AAA arbitrations, receivership law, Indian Gaming Regulatory Act matters, noncompetition agreements, personal injury claims and toxic torts and appeals in state and federal court. Todd’s real estate litigation practice includes nuisance, trespass and encroachment claims, commercial evictions and lease disputes, collections, title insurance claims, riparian rights, concealment and nondisclosure of defect claims (both plaintiff and defense), ownership disputes between unmarried couples and other ownership disputes, municipal zoning, building code and alcohol licensing matters, property tax appeals, eminent domain valuation litigation and regulatory takings, exactions and related constitutional claims.

In addition to his litigation practice, Todd represents developers and businesses in real estate in such matters as acquisitions, lease negotiation and drafting, forming ownership entities, creating condominiums, obtaining municipal approvals, financing, including opinion letters as borrower's counsel, and municipal law matters, including rezonings and planned developments, TIF financing, conditional uses, variances, zoning opinions, alcohol licensing and contracting and construction issues.

Prior to starting his career in private practice, Todd served as a clerk for the Presiding Judge Paul Gartzke of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District IV in Madison.

Education

  • J.D., Honors, cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (1984)
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1980)

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