Jonathan D. Richards
Tel: (414) 272-2295
Fax: (414) 272-2840
Jonathan D. Richards practices in the law impacting small business and non-profit organizations. His practice also includes real estate law, consumer law, estate planning, probate administration and civil litigation. Jon has assisted with the formation of several small businesses and non-profit organizations. He has done extensive work in contract development, enforcement and litigation. He has also helped several families with their estate planning and probate administration needs after a loved one has passed away. Having been in practice for 20 years Jon is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Lawrence University and Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Jon served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1999-2014 serving in several leadership positions. Jon is also a contractor with Community Advocates Public Policy Institute in Milwaukee doing work to prevent violent crime and promote public health. He also serves on the board of the directors of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County, the New Brady Street Association, and Immanuel Presbyterian Church.
Jon is the Court Commissioner to the Honorable Mark Sanders of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.
"I enjoy the challenge of effectively addressing the variety of matters my clients bring to me. My practice involves a great deal of interaction with clients, the drafting and review of complex documents, formulating strategies for estate plans and business transactions, litigation and carrying out of negotiations on behalf of my clients. When my clients are involved in disputes, I have represented them in the courts, in front of administrative agencies, in arbitrations and in informal negotiations.
"As one example of my work, two years ago I was the lead attorney representing the seller of a successful, heavily-regulated business with several employees which he had operated for more than three decades. After much negotiation and successful procurement of government approvals, we completed the sale and allowed my client to retire. In another recent matter, I successfully worked with clients to create and obtain IRS recognition for a non-profit organization that uses contributions from the United States to fund the construction and operation of a series of children’s homes in Kenya. I also recently worked with a family to handle the affairs of a woman who died, suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving a son."