Smitha Chintamaneni is a Shareholder and has represented businesses, governmental entities, and individuals in eminent domain, commercial real estate, leasing, taxation, and construction matters for over 15 years.
Notably, she acts as one of the attorneys for the Village of Mount Pleasant surrounding the Foxconn project, where she represents the Village on all eminent domain matters. Smitha also acts as outside counsel for several Wisconsin based corporations in their transactional real estate matters. She has also served as counsel for the Milwaukee County Zoo, as defense counsel for a contractor in connection with construction and defect claims arising out of construction of a Chicago high rise office building, as counsel for Brown County on eminent domain and sales and use tax disputes, and as counsel for numerous landowners, businesses, and governmental authorities on real estate, leasing, zoning, permitting, eminent domain, and property taxation issues.
Her litigation experience includes all aspects of trial in state and federal courts and oral arguments in front of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court.
In addition to her real estate practice, Smitha has experience in trust and estate disputes involving multiple beneficiaries, high net worth assets, wills and trusts, including acting as a court-appointed Personal Representative for an estate.
Smitha is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law (2021), Litigation – Real Estate (2021), and Real Estate Law (2021). Additionally, Smitha was recognized by BizTimes Media as one of their “2020 Notable Women in Law” and was recognized as a Wisconsin Rising StarSM in the area of General Litigation (2009-2013).
Smitha is an Affiliate Member of Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA), and a member of the Wisconsin Chapter of National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP-Wisconsin) and WCREW (Wisconsin Chapter of CREW Network). She is also a regular speaker at the Annual Condemnation Appraisal Symposium hosted by the Appraisal Institute. In addition to her practice, Smitha is the former chair of the firm’s Summer Associate Program and Recruiting Committee. She is a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association (Real Property Section, former co-chair), the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. Smitha is licensed to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Smitha Chintamaneni