Christopher J. Jaekels

Partner
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Overview

Chris always puts his clients’ interests first. He is experienced in real estate, land use, zoning, construction, corporate regulatory, and environmental law. He understands how to approach the goals and challenges of businesses and institutions in ways that overcome those challenges and meet those goals in a cost effective manner.

Chris also assists public (both municipal and utility) and private (both commercial and nonprofit) clients in all aspects of land regulation, real estate and corporate transactions, finance, governance, contracting, and infrastructure.

Membership & Involvement

  • Trustee: Wisconsin Policy Forum
  • Panelist: Milwaukee Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Sewers
  • Village Attorney: Villages of Whitefish Bay and Bayside
  • Former President, Current Vice President: Heiliger Huegel Ski Club, Inc.
  • Former President and Board Member: State Bar of Wisconsin Environmental Law Section; River Revitalization Foundation, Inc.;  Rotary Club Milwaukee
  • Former Board Member: Milwaukee Shakespeare; Wisconsin Green Building Alliance; Marble Arch Society
  • Member: Environmental Law Institute; International Municipal Lawyers Association; Wisconsin Association of Assessing Officers

Honors

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, Milwaukee Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law: 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America©, Milwaukee Lawyer of the Year in Municipal Law: 2013, 2016, 2019, 2022
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© – Wisconsin in Environmental Law: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© – Wisconsin in Municipal Litigation: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© – Wisconsin in Municipal Law: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine - Environmental: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Listed as Top Rated Lawyer in Environmental, Construction Law and Energy, Commercial Litigation, and Natural Resources by American Lawyer Media
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Education

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D.

University of St. Thomas, B.A.

Admissions

  • Wisconsin
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