Garrett A. Soberalski


Shareholder

gas@mtfn.com

111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Garrett A. Soberalski is a shareholder who focuses his practice on serving clients who require legal assistance with real estate transactions and representation in real-estate litigation. Garrett’s experience with real estate transactional work includes assisting clients with the (i) purchase and sale of commercial real estate; (ii) negotiation and creation of various types of easements; (iii) negotiation and drafting of agreements affecting the joint ownership of property including tenancy-in-common agreements; (iv) negotiation and drafting of commercial leases and subleases; (v) drafting of various documents required for the creation of condominiums; and (vi) drafting of other documents impacting parties’ permissive rights to real property, such as licenses.

Before litigation, Garrett’s practice includes analyzing various real-estate related documents and advising clients of their rights under those documents before disputes arise. For example, Garrett often advises clients on their rights under various condominium documents, easement agreements, and other agreements affecting real property rights to assist clients’ attempts to enforce their real property rights without litigation.

If litigation is necessary , Garrett has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation in both state and federal courts. This experience comes both as a result of his involvement with the litigation of various complex commercial disputes as an attorney with Meissner Tierney for the past seven years and as a result of his service in the chambers of multiple federal judges before joining Meissner Tierney. Specifically, Garrett has experience litigating the following types of real-estate disputes: (i) boundary and encroachment disputes; (ii) disputes concerning easement rights, especially as they relate to access easements; (iii) disputes concerning the enforcement of reversionary interests and warranties of title; (iv) disputes concerning various riparian and water-law related rights; (v) public and private nuisance disputes; (vi) disputes concerning defective legal descriptions in various types of documents; (vii) disputes concerning priority of mortgages and other liens; (viii) disputes arising under leases and subleases; and (ix) disputes concerning parties’ obligations with respect to condemnation actions, relocation expenses, and certain types of federal housing funding.

Before joining Meissner Tierney, Garrett served as a judicial term law clerk for the Honorable G. Michael Halfenger of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Honors


  • CALI Awards: Contracts; Legal Analysis Writing & Research II; International Law; Advanced Legal Research: Federal; Constitution and Criminal Investigations; Advanced Evidence
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2022 – Present)
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars 2021

Professional Organizations


  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Thomas E. Fairchild Inn of Court, Former Associate

Speeches & Publications


  • Speaker, Key Provisions in Commercial Leases, Annual Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel (May 2022)
  • Speaker, There Are No Silver Bullets: What Seller Protective Provisions in Purchase and Sale Contracts for Real Estate Really Mean, Annual Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel (November 2021)
  • Speaker, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Tool Kit Section VI: Admission/Exclusion of Unique Evidence, National Business Institute (December 20, 2019)
  • Co-Speaker with Adam Tutaj, A Guide to Wisconsin Business Entities: What Bankruptcy Practitioners Should Know, Lou Jones Breakfast Club (January 15, 2019) & Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association (October 10, 2018)
  • Speaker, 3 Surprising Litigation and Liability Facts That Will Cost You, Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin’s (AASEW) Trade Show (October 20, 2017)


Marquette University Law School, J.D., with Certificate in Litigation, 2012, magna cum laude, Articles Editor, Marquette Law Review
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.A., 2007, with high distinction


  • Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • Marquette University Law School Volunteer Legal Clinic, Veteran’s Service Office, Coordinator & Volunteer (2010-2013)
  • Marquette University Law School Pro Bono Society, Member
  • Marquette University Law School Duberstein Moot Court Team, Volunteer Practitioner Coach (2018 and 2019)
  • Notre Dame School of Milwaukee, Volunteer—After School Workshops (2022)

Articles & Videos


BizTimes Media’s “Rising Stars in Law” Recognizes 3 MTFN Attorneys

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The 2023 Edition of “Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 13 MTFN Attorneys

Best Lawyers in America recognizes nine Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. shareholders in their 2023 edition. Additionally, two shareholders...
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Shareholders William T. Stuart and Garrett A. Soberalski with Chief Operations Officer Pamela M. Zacharias contribute to National Volunteer Month

During the 2022 spring semester, Shareholder William T. Stuart, Shareholder Garrett A. Soberalski, and Chief Operations Officer Pamela M. Zacharias...
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Shareholders William T. Stuart and Garret A. Soberalski are Selected as 2022 Platinum Sponsors for the Association of General Counsel Wisconsin

We are pleased to announce that shareholders William T. Stuart and Garrett A. Soberalski have been selected as a 2022...
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Shareholders William T. Stuart and Garrett A. Soberalski spoke at the 2021 Annual Conference for the Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin

Shareholders William T. Stuart and Garrett A. Soberalski spoke at the 2021 Annual Conference for the Association of Corporate Counsel...
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Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. Attorneys Named to 2021 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. is proud to announce that seven shareholders, including Joseph E. Tierney III, Thomas J....
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The 2022 Edition of “Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 13 MTFN Attorneys

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. is proud to announce that nine of its shareholders were recently selected for recognition...
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Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. Announces Garrett A. Soberalski as a Shareholder of the Firm

MILWAUKEE - Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. is pleased to announce that Garrett A. Soberalski will become a shareholder...
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Attorneys Bill Stuart and Garrett Soberalski Speak on Litigation and Liability to the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin

On October 20, 2017, attorneys Bill Stuart and Garrett Soberalski spoke at the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin’s (AASEW) 2017...
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Meissner Tierney Welcomes Associate Garrett A. Soberalski

Meissner Tierney is pleased to welcome Garrett A. Soberalski as an Associate. Garrett comes to the firm from the U.S....
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