James I. Statz

Legal Assistant
Nicole Bailey

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On the Job

Attorney Jim Statz’s Practice

Attorney James Statz is a partner in Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office, and his practice focuses on representing clients in real estate and closely-held business transactions. Jim also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors as its information technology partner.

Jim offers extensive experience handling highly complex real estate transactions. These routinely involve negotiations with municipalities, lenders, investors, and buyers—as well as zoning laws and many levels of government regulation. His detailed knowledge of real estate laws and regulations avoids unexpected complications.

Jim especially enjoys working with closely-held businesses and has advised numerous corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. He has worked with entrepreneurs on acquisition, formation, sale, and organization of their businesses, including day-to-day operations.

Jim’s Court Admissions

  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • State of Illinois

Jim’s Education

  • UW-Eau Claire, summa cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin Law School (Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Eta Sigma honorary societies, graduating with honors)

Jim’s Professional Recognitions

  • 2023 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • 2019 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers award (since 2017) for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Real Estate Law

Off the Job

Jim is on the Board of Madison’s Communication Development Center, a small not-for-profit clinic specializing in communication services for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other communication disorders. He is also on the Board for Rainbow Hospice Foundation, which supports the Jefferson County hospice organization, Rainbow Hospice Care, Inc. and St. James School in Madison.

  • Favorite pastime: Bicycling Southern Wisconsin rural roads and mountain bike trails
  • Favorite getaway:SCUBA diving in the Carribean
  • Would like to visit: Cuba
  • Favorite author:Lee Child
  • Favorite movies:Inherit the Wind, Bourne Trilogy

Community Involvement

  • Communications Development Center, Board Member
  • Rainbow Hospice Foundation, Board Member