James I. Statz

Partner
Partner
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Cheryl Bruce
608-259-2660
cbruce@staffordlaw.com

James I. Statz

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On the Job

Attorney Jim 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 leads the firm’s business law practice group.

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.

Education

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

Recognitions

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

Professional Affiliations and Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Supreme Court, State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

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