Nicholas J. Boerke

  • Office:
    • Milwaukee

      411 East Wisconsin Avenue
      Suite 1000
      Milwaukee, WI 53202

  • Telephone: (414) 287-1460
  • Fax: (414) 238-6432
  • Connect: LinkedIn

Nick Boerke concentrates his practice in real estate and has significant experience both in real estate litigation and real estate transactions.

Nick has successfully litigated a range of real estate disputes, namely involving eminent domain and property taxation. Of significant note, Nick served as team counsel for Milwaukee County and helped to achieve a successful outcome in an eminent domain dispute between the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Nick also briefed and presented the lead oral argument in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Metropolitan Associates v. City of Milwaukee. Nick’s experience in real estate law is not limited to trial and appellate courtrooms and includes successfully closing the sale of the former Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Nick is recognized as a Rising StarSM by Wisconsin Super Lawyers®

Nick is an Affiliate Member of Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) and a member of the Public Policy Committee for NAIOP-Wisconsin. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association. Nick serves on the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Court’s Committee, a committee of Milwaukee attorneys that advises judges and other professionals regarding the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Nick has also had the honor of being a frequent speaker at the Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium presented by the Appraisal Institute at Marquette University Law School.

During law school Nick was a legal extern at the Wisconsin Department of Justice in the State Programs, Administration, and Revenue Unit (SPAR) and a legal intern in the Office of Legal Counsel for the Governor of Wisconsin. In addition, he served on the Editorial Board of the Marquette University Law Review. Nick worked as an attorney at Deloitte Tax LLP in Milwaukee and before attending law school he worked in the Milwaukee area affiliate of Cushman & Wakefield and as a Staff Assistant in Legislative Affairs at the White House.

Representative Presentations

  • "What Every County Needs to Know About the Two Condemnation Procedures,” Wisconsin Counties Association Magazine, June 2018
  • “Proximity Damages,” 14th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, Marquette University Law School, May 2017. 
  • “Inverse Condemnation Issues,” 13th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, Marquette University Law School, May 2016.
  • “The Wisconsin Constitution: Taking vs. Damages Issues,” 12th Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium, Marquette University Law School, June 2015.

Practice Areas:


  • Marquette University, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.B.A. Finance, 2007

Bar Admissions:

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



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