Douglas Buck

Adjunct Professor


Douglas S. Buck is a partner and business lawyer with Quarles & Brady, LLP. Mr. Buck has a broad range of experience in real estate transactions involving lending, commercial and industrial leasing, sales and acquisitions, real estate development, and taxation. 

 Representative Experience

Mr. Buck has represented large equity funds in the acquisition and financing of portfolios of office, apartment and manufactured home properties. He has considerable experience negotiating and documenting real estate workouts, foreclosures and restructurings. Recently, Mr. Buck represented a large lending institution in its liquidation of approximately one billion dollars of multifamily properties located throughout the United States. Mr. Buck also has extensive experience with tenant-in-common syndications aimed at investors seeking tax deferral under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Mr. Buck recently represented a publically-traded financial insurance company in connection with its successful settlement of claims related to over a billion dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities.

In 2013, Mr. Buck was elected to the board of governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin. He has been Peer Review Rated as BV Distinguished, a mark of excellence in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, and was listed by Madison Magazine as one of the city's best real estate lawyers. Mr. Buck has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in

America since 2012 in the field of real estate law and was included in the 2006, 2007 and 2008
Wisconsin Super Lawyers lists for his real estate work.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Buck has published articles for Real Estate Finance, Midwest Real Estate News and The
Wisconsin Lawyer. He has provided commentary for The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine,
The National Real Estate Investor, and Bloomberg News.


Mr. Buck received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin (J.D., 1993) where he served as
a note and comment editor of the University of Wisconsin's Law Review. He earned his
undergraduate degree from Connecticut College (cum laude, 1989).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

He is admitted to the bar in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin and is a member of the Real Estate
Section of the American Bar Association.

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