Ronald M. Trachtenberg

  • Office:
    • Madison

      10 East Doty Street
      Suite 900
      Madison, WI 53703

  • Telephone: (608) 661-3975
  • Fax: (608) 316-3198

Ron Trachtenberg concentrates his practice in real estate development, utilizing his over 30 years of experience in land use, real estate, condominium, municipal, commercial and business law, to assist in land subdivision and zoning approvals, as well as infrastructure and building construction contracts and real estate sales and leases for both commercial and residential properties. Ron is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Real Estate Law and Land Use and Zoning Law.

In addition to his vast professional experience in his practice area, Ron is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Madison Development Corporation. He served for eight years on the city council for the City of Madison, as the alderman for Madison’s far west side, serving as council president and as a member of Madison’s Board of Estimates, Plan Commission, Board of Public Works, Economic Development Commission and Community Development Block Grant Commission. He has also served on several committees for the Madison Metropolitan School District and hosted “District Reports” on the City of Madison cable access station for over a decade.

Ron is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Dane County Bar Association.

Practice Areas:


  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1976
  • Cornell University, B.A., 1969

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin