Isaac J. Roang, Partner


Isaac J. Roang provides business-aware advice in a wide-range of complex real estate transactions, including low income housing and other tax credit transactions, acquisitions and dispositions, M&A transactions, commercial leasing, real estate finance, and public finance transactions. He has extensive experience representing and advising corporate legal and business teams, ranging from publicly-traded companies with national portfolios of owned and leased real estate to closely-held companies with unique real estate needs. He regularly represents municipalities in connection with tax increment financing and other incentives as well as the negotiation of real estate development agreements to promote economic development.

As part of the firm's multidisciplinary Tax Credit team, Isaac represents investors, developers, syndicators and other stakeholders in tax credit transactions. In addition to utilizing his broad real estate expertise, Isaac drafts and negotiates partnership agreements and related documentation and has extensive experience reviewing and negotiating the loan/capitalization documents for these transactions.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Isaac has been involved with researching federally-based COVID-19 issues for real estate matters, including leasing matters.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2018)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2007)
    • Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics
  • University of Wisconsin (Bachelor of Music, 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Metro Deaf School, board of directors, 2020-present
  • Quarles & Brady Diversity Committee, member, 2012–present
  • Quarles & Brady Real Estate Practice Group, Wisconsin chair, 2017–2018
  • Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, Inc., Pro Bono counsel, 2008–2018; supervising attorney of Pro Bono Representation, 2012–2018
  • Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic, volunteer attorney, 2008–2016
  • United Performing Arts Fund, UPAF Board, 2017; Next Generation UPAF Council, 2011–2017; co-chair of Next Generation UPAF Council, 2014–2017
  • Concord Chamber Orchestra, volunteer musician, 2008–2018
  • Milwaukee Public Schools, Fernwood Fund Board, 2013-2018; board secretary, 2016-2018
  • United States Peace Corps, volunteer, 2001–2003, served as a mathematics and physics teacher in Kenya, and completed a school library construction project

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers®-Rising Stars Edition, Real Estate, 2016-2017
  • State Bar of Wisconsin – Pro Bono Honor Society, 2013-2017
  • United Performing Arts Fund – Next Generation UPAF Leadership Award, 2017
  • Selected as a "Forty Under 40" honoree by the Milwaukee Business Journal, February 2012

Professional Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, member; Trust and Estate Law, member; Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, forum committee
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, member
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, member
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