Jerome D. Krings

Jerome D. Krings

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Carlson Dash LLC
 | 740 N Plankinton Ave., Suite 430
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-276-4080
Fax: 414-376-8422
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Banking (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile
    Jerome D. Krings graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and the University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School. Jerry has represented businesses and individuals across Wisconsin for over 40 years, helping them to solve their problems in real estate, business, and debt collection/bankruptcy. Jerry has extensive expertise in all aspects of transactional real estate, including acquisition, development, land use, finance, bank loan documentation, leasing, and exchanges. Jerry’s practice includes organizing new businesses and advising businesses on day-to-day matters, including regulation compliance and lobbying. He has extensive commercial debt collection experience including mortgage foreclosures, workouts, bankruptcies, and receiverships. Jerry served on the City of Milwaukee Board of Ethics.

    About Jerome Krings

    Admitted: 1973, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage:


    • Order of the Coif (top 10% of graduating class), University of Wisconsin Law School, 1973
    • Reviewed by other attorneys., Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbel, 2019
    • Award for 30 years of service to family farmers., Lifetime Achievement Award, National Farmers Organization, 2014
    • Magna Cum Laude, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, 1970
    • Wisconsin Law Review Editor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1973

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court, 1986
    • Admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the United States Federal Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit., 1973

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Commissioner, Condemnation Commission, Milwaukee County. (2010-2016)
    • Attorney for Wisconsin Mankind Project (non-profit) (2000 -2012)
    • Instructor, Select Milwaukee (providing pro bono instruction for first time home buyers) (2011 - 2015)
    • Member, Board of Ethics, City of Milwaukee. (1980-1981)
    • Election Inspector, City of Milwaukee. (2012-2014)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author, Environmental Law - Primary Jurisdiction - Role of Courts and Administrative Agencies, Wisconsin Law Review, 1972


    • 2012 represented special administrator of multi-million dollar estate owning a major retail business in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin., 2012
    • 2017-2018 acted as Court appointed special administrator for multi-million dollar estate owning and operating a manufacturing business and real estate holdings in multiple states; represented the estate in the liquidation of said assets.
    • Represented Wisconsin consumer plaintiffs in class action against international drug companies that fixed prices on vitamins and vitamin products resulting in a $335,000,000 national settlement., 2000
    • 2009 - 2013:  Represented receiver In re DOC Milwaukee, LP, Milwaukee County Circuit Court concerning the defunct construction of a 13 story hotel and condominium building in downtown Milwaukee, the construction of which was stalled for over 5 years because of the recession.  The players included Icelandic investors, an insolvent Atlanta, Georgia bank, the FDIC, a New York hedge fund, participant community banks (local and regional), dozens of Milwaukee contractors, and dozens of Milwaukee, New York and Atlanta attorneys.  It involved one of the most complex real estate disputes in recent Wisconsin history.  After 3 years of litigation in numerous different federal and state court actions, the property was sold at auction in 2012.  Claims totaled over $30,000,000.00.  The litigation resulted in nearly all the Milwaukee contractors being paid.  All claims were settled but for a few.  The remaining unresolved legal issues were argued in the appellate court.


    • Represented Seller in sale of assets of a manufacturing facility. Also, represented Seller in sale of assets of an auto body business., 2019
    • Lead attorney in merger of three regional dairy cooperatives to form FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, the nations third largest farmer membership dairy cooperative.  2012
    • Represented seller in sale of over 64,000 acres, the largest land consersation sale in Wisconsin history., 2006

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Published Court Cases: City of Los Angeles, et al. vs. Preferred Communications, Inc., 416 U.S. 488 (1986) (United States Supreme Court [highest court of the land]) (topic: first amendment constitutionality of municipal regulation of cable television); Maney vs. Ratcliff, 399 F.Supp 760(E.D. WI. 1975) (Federal District Court) (topic: injunction against enforcement of National Crime Information Center fugative entry); Bell vs. City of Milwaukee, 536 F.Supp 462 (Federal District Court) (E.D. WI. 1982) (topic: successful prosecution of police wrongful death in violation of civil rights); Bell vs. City of Milwaukee, 746 F.2d 1205 (Federal Court of Appeals); (7th Cir. 1984) (topic: upheld lower court decision); Wisconsin vs. Bedford, 65 Wis.2d 357 (1974) (Wisconsin Supreme Court) (topic: appeal of first degree murder conviction); and Gary A. Geboy vs. Robert L. Gray, 471 F. 2d 575 (Federal Court of Appeals) (7th Cir. 1973) (topic: successful appeal of denial of writ of habeas corpus)   

    Educational Background:

    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D.,cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1973
    • University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, B.A. magna cum laude, 1970

    Industry Groups

    • Banking/Agriculture
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    Office Location for Jerome D. Krings

    740 N Plankinton Ave.
    Suite 430
    Milwaukee, WI 53203

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    Last Updated: 8/6/2020

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