Husch Blackwell adds partner in firm’s Milwaukee office

Smitha Chintamaneni

Smitha Chintamaneni has joined Husch Blackwell‘s Financial Services & Capital Markets industry group as a partner in the firm’s Milwaukee office.

Chintamaneni is a real estate and tax attorney who routinely assists clients with project-related challenges, including eminent domain disputes, taxation, transactions, zoning, permitting and land use. She represents both private businesses and individuals, as well as governmental entities, and also has substantial litigation experience in state and federal courts. She has made oral arguments in front of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to her arrival at Husch Blackwell, Chintamaneni served as a partner with the Milwaukee-based law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. and served as the co-chair of that firm’s real estate group. She was listed by Milwaukee Biz Times as a 2020 “Notable Women in Law” and has been consistently named among industry leaders by The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Construction Law, Real Estate and Real Estate Litigation.

Chintamaneni is a frequent author and speaker on eminent domain, condemnation, and takings, and she is a past co-chair of the Milwaukee Bar Association’s Real Property Section. She also belongs to the Economic Development Committee of the Wisconsin Policy Forum and the Public Policy Committee of NAIOP’s Wisconsin chapter.