William R. Cummings


Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
1000 North Water Street
Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tel: 414.298.8330

Email: wcummings@reinhartlaw.com
Web: www.reinhartlaw.com

William R. Cummings is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Real Estate Practice and member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Bill assists clients in all phases of real estate development including sales and acquisitions, partnership and limited liability company formation, leasing, financing, syndication and construction matters.

Bill primarily serves clients in the following areas:

  • Construction Industry
  • Leasing
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales
  • Real Estate and Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Syndication
  • Government-Assisted Housing
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations

Bill is a frequent speaker on low-income housing tax credits and has been a member of the Tax Credit Advisory Committee of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. Bill also taught a construction law course at the Milwaukee School of Engineering for ten years.

Representative Matters
  • Representing owners, developers, investors and lenders in sophisticated projects utilizing low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits and new markets tax credits
  • Representing architects, contractors and owners in construction contract negotiation and related matters
Honors & Recognition
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Real Estate
  • Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law)
  • Best Lawyers in America Milwaukee “Lawyer of the Year” (Real Estate Law, 2023)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Wisconsin Top Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated

A robust Real Estate Practice has been one of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren’s core strengths from our very beginnings as a firm. Today, our practice has grown to be the largest in Wisconsin and among the most influential and well-respected in the region. With deep expertise across the entire spectrum of real estate, our attorneys have had an impact on the major developments throughout the state of Wisconsin and helped to shape the skylines of its metropolitan areas. We also have assisted our clients in obtaining and capitalizing on market opportunities. We are proud of our attorneys’ long-standing, well-established connections that allow us to navigate market, political, municipal and regulatory landscapes to achieve notable outcomes.

We are skilled in the art of the deal, and understand how real estate developments, acquisitions, sales, foreclosures, partnerships and financing all fit into a business’ or individual’s overall goals. We understand how to keep development moving, and we can foresee and avoid obstacles that would otherwise delay or derail a project. By focusing on our clients’ overall goals and drawing on our depth of experience, we are able to help our clients make informed, sound business decisions about their real estate interests.

At Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, we know that every trusted relationship begins with understanding. That is why each of our committed attorneys takes the time to listen critically, learn the unique attributes of each client’s business, and work together to build a foundation for success that goes beyond providing legal services. While doing so, we draw upon an exceptionally broad base of experienced attorneys and a deep knowledge of the industries and sectors we serve. This blend of active understanding grounded by informed perspective equips our attorneys to deliver uniquely creative, yet efficient, legal counsel.

By consistently offering our clients cost-effective and innovative legal counsel, we have established ourselves as trusted advisers in many areas of corporate law. Our Client Service Standards, upheld to by all lawyers and staff, affirm our commitment to put the needs of our clients first and to pursue excellence in all that we do.

Reinhart meets the ever-evolving needs of today’s business with innovation, focus and commitment. The firm’s nearly 200 attorneys are dedicated to providing accessible, responsive service from our nine offices throughout the country. Founded in 1894, Reinhart ranks among the nation’s 200 largest law firms. We serve as attorneys and counselors to public and privately held corporations, financial institutions, family-owned businesses, Taft-Hartley retirement plans, exempt organizations and individuals. Throughout our history, we have relied on entrepreneurship, teamwork and dedicated service to help our clients achieve their business goals. Our client-driven approach is firmly rooted in creative thinking, intelligent advice and conscientious service, no matter what area of business law our clients require.