Ben Conard is a member of the Banking and Commercial Finance and Real Estate Sections. Prior to joining von Briesen, he worked in the Office of General Counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Ben has experience in a wide array of transportation related issues, especially those involving freight and infrastructure. He worked with the Department of Transportation’s Freight Advisory Committee, which is a public-private partnership aimed at addressing issues that impact freight mobility, policies, processes and projects. Ben also has significant experience and knowledge in railroad law, including the areas of freight rail, passenger rail, railroad real estate issues, and federal and state compliance.
During law school, Ben was the Senior Articles Editor of the Wisconsin International Law Journal.
He is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, Dane County Bar Association and State Bar of Wisconsin.
Ben is active in the community serving as a Member of the Lawyer Regulation System’s District 9 Committee, a Mentor for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and a member of the Rosenberry Society of United Way of Dane County. He was an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America Troop 840 in Grafton, Wisconsin, and previously served as an Assistant Scoutmaster.