Stephen E. Richman, Retired Partner

Biography

Steve Richman is a retired partner with Quarles & Brady LLP. He joined the firm in 1972 and practiced in the areas of industrial revenue bonds, bond financings for 501(c)(3) organizations and general corporate. He appeared before a wide variety of municipal boards and other governmental bodies and assisted both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit enterprises in structuring tax-exempt financings. Mr. Richman drew on a broad background as an attorney and community leader. His experience included:

  • Service as bond counsel on tax-exempt industrial revenue bond issues benefiting businesses of various sizes.

  • Assisting tax-exempt organizations in assessing financing alternatives.
  • Providing bond counsel services and practical advice for major community projects.

Education and Honors

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1970)
  • Amherst College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1967)
    • Phi Beta Kappa (Member).

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Milwaukee Youth Arts Center (Chaired Capital Campaign Steering Committee)
  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Former Chairman of the Board)
  • Milwaukee Jewish Federation (Director and Former President)
  • Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (Former President)
  • United Performing Arts Fund (Director)
  • RUACH, Inc. (Director)
  • Torah Academy of Milwaukee (Director)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Co-author (with David Swanson), "Industrial Revenue Bond Financing: A User's Introduction," Quarles & Brady publication, 2003
  • "Role of Family and Charitable Gifts," Quarles & Brady program, 1991
  • Co-author, "Tax-Exempt Finance Issues," Quarles & Brady program, 1991