JP Croake

Legal Assistant
Rhonda Maier

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On the Job


Attorney JP Croake is a partner in Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office and a member of the Business and Real Estate Law Teams. JP takes pride in counseling his business clients on all aspects of establishing, maintaining and growing their companies. Clients value JP’s creative solutions and ‘value first’ philosophy. JP advises clients of all sizes, from startups to established companies, on a range of corporate matters, including:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Finance
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Professional Service Agreements

JP’s real estate practice includes representing clients with respect to a wide variety of commercial and residential matters, including:

  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Land use
  • Construction
  • Lending and finance
  • 1031 tax-deferred exchanges
  • Tenancy in common (TIC) investments
  • Development
  • Leasing
  • Contract disputes

Prior to joining Stafford Rosenbaum, JP practiced corporate and real estate law at an Am Law 100 firm. JP maintains an active pro bono practice counseling nonprofit organizations.

JP is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.


  • Marquette University Law School (J.D.)
  • Hunter College (B.A.)

Presentations and Publications

  • “Planning, Building and Operating Senior Living Facilities in the Wake of COVID-19,” Industry Webinar, 2020
  • “Procuring Cause: A Practitioner’s Guide to Claims and Defenses,” Private Real Estate Company, 2018

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • James E. Doyle American Inn of Court

Off the Job

JP lives in Madison with his wife (Shira), son (Henry) and brown dog (Brooklyn). JP is an avid traveler having visited all 48 of the contiguous United States as well as having the privilege to travel across four continents.