August 3, 2015Press Release

Michael Best Welcomes Former Deputy City Attorney Danielle M. Bergner

Milwaukee, WI (August 3, 2015) – Milwaukee Deputy City Attorney Danielle Bergner is returning to the private sector to rejoin the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as a Partner. Danielle will serve as Co-Chair of Michael Best's Real Estate Practice Group.

Danielle is a leading real estate practitioner in Milwaukee and throughout the State of Wisconsin. She adds to the already strong team at Michael Best with her significant experience in real estate development, zoning and land use, tax credit and other real estate financing, both public and private.

David Krutz, Managing Partner of Michael Best, stated, "Danielle has it all: legal acumen, proven leadership skills, strong work ethic and the ability to think on a strategic level. All of those qualities allow her to bring big ideas and projects to life. We are extremely proud to have her rejoin our team."

One of the attractions of Michael Best for Danielle is that she will be able to continue to fulfill her passion to help in the community. Bergner stated, "I’ve always respected Michael Best’s entrepreneurial spirit and its dedication and support for Milwaukee's civic and charitable efforts. I look forward to contributing to those efforts through the creation and implementation of new and innovative ways the firm can support community development projects in the City.”

Danielle's talent, energy and ability to get things done have earned her recognition by her peers throughout the Milwaukee business community: Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum recently named her a "Leader of the Future";in 2010 the Wisconsin Law Journal named her as a "Up-and-Coming Lawyer"; and this year she was recognized as one of the "40 under 40" by the Milwaukee Business Journal. She also led two initiatives in the City Attorney’s Office recognized this year by the Public Policy Forum with awards for Private-Public Cooperation and Intergovernmental Cooperation.

"In my time at the City Attorney's Office, I have met numerous developers, executives and community leaders who truly want to devote time and resources to improving the City. My position at Michael Best will allow me to continue contributing to those efforts in new, innovative ways," Bergner added.

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