Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek: Expands Real Estate Practice

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MILWAUKEE – Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. announced today that attorney Hal Karas has joined the firm’s real estate practice. Also joining is Jill Klees, a real estate paralegal who previously worked with Karas. Both will work in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Karas’ practice focuses on negotiation and documentation of development, planned community and commercial real estate transactions, land use entitlements, lending transactions and workouts. He has represented developers of multi-use projects, and has been lead counsel in the creation of thousands of residential condominium units.

“Hal is an accomplished real estate attorney with a proven track record of large-scale developments in Wisconsin and throughout the country,” said Michael Klinker, vice president, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek.

Karas is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, serving as elected chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section.

Karas is a 1978 graduate of Northeastern University Law School. He also holds a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University.

Klees has more than five years of experience as a real estate paralegal, specializing in title and survey reviews, residential and commercial closings and commercial lending. Klees is a 2000 graduate of Western Wisconsin Technical College, where she earned an Associate Degree in paralegal studies.

For more than 60 years, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has played a leading role in shaping the political, economic and legal landscapes in Wisconsin—guiding their clients to successful outcomes. The firm, with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Manitowoc, has more than 140 attorneys and paralegals practicing more than 30 areas of law.