Michael (Mick) W. Hatch is a real estate lawyer and partner in the firm’s national Real Estate Practice, which he chaired from 1989 to 2006, and is also a member of the Senior Living and Health Care Industry Teams.
He has been with the real estate group in the Milwaukee office since joining the firm in 1974, and he has practiced extensively in the areas of real estate development, finance, restructuring and workouts, brownfields and other urban redevelopment, public/private partnerships, syndication, historic rehabilitation, real estate investment trusts, and investment analysis.
He has been lead counsel for several billion dollars of real estate transactions, including Milwaukee Center, East Point Commons, The North End, University Club Tower, Cathedral Place, the Harley-Davidson Museum, The Kenilworth Project, Bader Philanthropies Global Headquarters, the North American Headquarters of Seda International Packaging, and the purchase (and later the sale) of the Firstar Center (n/k/a U.S. Bank Center), the tallest building in Wisconsin, as well as special counsel for the Ballpark Commons development and the historic rehabilitation of Milwaukee Soldiers Home.
He has also played a leading role in numerous nonprofits, including Menomonee Valley Partners, Inc., a public-private partnership working to redevelop the largest Brownfield in Wisconsin, and Near West Side Partners, Inc., another public-private partnership dedicated to revitalizing the seven neighborhoods to the north of the Menomonee Valley.
A native of New Lebanon, New York, Mick is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in economics from St. Lawrence University, where he was the Eastern College Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete of 1971, and an honors graduate of Yale Law School, where his law school thesis examined real estate investment trusts.
Representative Matters :
- Represented a real estate investment fund in preparing the contract for the sale of a former Marriott Residence Inn located in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Foley is representing Deer District LLC, an affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks, in their purchase of properties for the development of a new NBA arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Foley represents the developer of a complicated 80 unit housing project that involves LIHTC, City of Madison Affordable Housing Fund support, and other tiers of capital.
- Represented Van Buren Management, Inc. in its purchase of the Cathedral Place Parking Structure (a condominium unit in Cathedral Place) in a Section 1031 exchange.
- Foley represented the Milwaukee Athletic Club in the sale of its parking structure with various easements and other related rights both granted and reserved.
- Foley assisted in the recapitalization of general and limited partnership equity and institutional debt of Naperville Housing Partners.
- Foley represented the client in the Refinancing of Yankee Hill Apartments with a HUD 223(f) loan.
- Foley assisted the client in recapitalization of debt and equity structure of an existing multifamily development.
- Represented developer Mandel Group, Inc. in acquisition of property for and the planning, rezoning, financing (including tax incremental financing and New Markets Tax Credits), and mixed-use redevelopment of a multi-block former tannery campus on the Milwaukee River.
- Represented developer Mandel Group in the acquisition, financing (with tax-exempt bonds issued by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, including the negotiation and documentation of affordable housing restrictions), and syndication of equity interests in the New Fountains Apartments, a multifamily residential development.
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