Mary N. Fertl, Partner


Mary N. Fertl is a real estate attorney and partner with Quarles & Brady LLP. Mary focuses her practice on all aspects of real estate, including purchase and sale, sale/leasebacks, and real estate leasing.

She has had extensive experience representing clients (including public and closely held corporations, limited and general partnerships, limited liability companies, and individuals) in various real estate matters, including the sale, purchase, sale/leaseback, exchange, leasing, and financing of real estate.

Mary's recent experience includes:

  • Representation of publicly held corporations in connection with sale/leaseback transactions.
  • Representation of publicly held corporations in connection with build-to-suit lease transactions as to their corporate headquarters.
  • Representation of publicly held and other large corporations as to their entire leased real estate portfolio.
  • Representation of several publicly held corporations in connection with directing real estate matters on a national basis.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1981)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Alpha Sigma Nu
    • Member, Marquette Law Review
    • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Marquette University (B.A., summa cum laude, 1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, 1981

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2009–present: Real Estate Law)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2015–present: Real Estate)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
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