Smitha Chintamaneni is a Shareholder and represents businesses in contractual, construction, real estate, eminent domain, taxation, insurance coverage, and trusts and estate disputes. Smitha also provides insurance analysis on specialty policies such as commercial liability, professional liability, directors and officers and excess to insureds and insurers.
Her experience includes all phases of litigation, including trials of eminent domain, real estate and construction and estate disputes in state and federal courts and private arbitration forums. Notably, she acts as one of the attorneys for the Village of Mount Pleasant in various disputes surrounding the Foxconn project. She has also previously served as counsel for the Milwaukee County Zoo related to an eminent domain dispute with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, as defense counsel for a contractor in connection with construction and defect claims arising out of construction of a Chicago high rise office building, as counsel for Brown County on the successful resolution of an eminent domain dispute, and as counsel for numerous landowners on eminent domain and property tax disputes.
In addition to her real estate practice, Smitha has experience in trust and estate disputes involving multiple beneficiaries, high net worth assets, wills and trusts.
Smitha is an Affiliate Member of Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA). She is also a regular speaker at the Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium hosted by the Appraisal Institute. She is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois and has been consistently nominated by her peers as a Wisconsin Rising StarSM in the area of General Litigation since 2009.
In addition to her practice, Smitha chairs the firm’s Summer Associate Program and Recruiting Committee. She is also the co-chair of the Real Property Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association and a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.
Representative Presentations and Articles
- "What Every County Needs to Know About the Two Condemnation Procedures,” Wisconsin Counties Association Magazine, June 2018
- "Studies of Partial Taking Cases,” 15th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, May 2018
- "Construction Contracting 101”, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Conference, October 2017
- “Reasonably Probable Highest & Best Use: Cost to Cure Issues”, 13th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, May 2016