Douglas S. Buck, Partner


Douglas S. Buck is member of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Buck has experience in real estate transactions involving commercial and industrial leasing, lending, real estate development, sales and acquisitions, and taxation.

Mr. Buck has represented large equity funds in the acquisition and financing of portfolios of office, apartment and manufactured home properties. He has experience negotiating and documenting real estate workouts, foreclosures and restructurings. Mr. Buck has represented a large lending institution in its liquidation of approximately one billion dollars of multifamily properties located throughout the United States, has represented a publically-traded financial insurance company in connection with its successful settlement of claims related to over a billion dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities, and has extensive experience with tenant-in-common syndications aimed at investors seeking tax deferral under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Mr. Buck serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he teaches “Advanced Real Estate Transactions.”

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1993)
    • University of Wisconsin’s Law Review (Note and Comment Editor)
  • Connecticut College (B.S., cum laude, 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association (Real Estate Section, Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Member)
  • Michigan State Bar Association (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated BV® Distinguished™
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2017–present: Real Estate)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2012–present)
  • Listed in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2006–2008)