Ben Stern has practiced for more than 40 years in the areas of lease negotiation, commercial, residential, and retail development as well as complex contract drafting. Ben is also among the most respected mediators and arbitrators in southeast Wisconsin. Judges from throughout the region send him complex disputes. He is successful in assisting clients and lawyers in the resolution of the vast majority of disputes that come before him. He has chaired the mediation roundtable at the ICSC lawyers conference for several years.
Ben’s most recent successes include assisting a receiver in saving and selling a multi-million dollar hotel that sat incomplete and at risk of deterioration. Ben assisted the receiver in reducing the amount owed to lien holders and transferring the property free of encumbrances to a new owner. He also successfully assisted a Court while acting as a special administrator for a complicated estate matter involving the transfer of a complex retail operation.
Ben has been named in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® in the area of real estate for more than a decade, has been prominently mentioned in Milwaukee Magazine in its outstanding lawyer section, and for more than 25 years has had an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible.