Nicholas G. Chmurski

Tel | 414.276.5000




  • Marquette University Law School (cum laude)
  • Marquette University (B.S., Finance and Real Estate, magna cum laude)

Nicholas G. Chmurski

Nick is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Construction Law Practice Group and a member of the Business Law Group. His business background and clerkship experience make him a valuable resource, as he is able to contribute across practice groups to help solve a wide range of legal issues. Nick focuses his time helping businesses and developers acquire, sell, and lease real estate. Nick also works closely with issues related to creditors’ rights, including business receiverships and bankruptcies.

Nick Assists Clients With

  • The acquisition, development, and sale of commercial real estate
  • Lease negotiations
  • Formation of residential and commercial condominiums
  • Easements, restrictions, covenants, and matters affecting title to real estate
  • Distressed real estate transactions
  • Protecting creditors rights in bankruptcy and receivership proceedings
  • The administration of receivership estates

Experience/Representative Client Work

  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Beth E. Hanan, 2015–17
    • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable G. Michael Halfenger, 2014–15
  • Wisconsin Court of Appeals
    • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Mark Gundrum, Fall 2013

Professional Associations & Affiliations

  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Court Admissions

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


  • Selected for inclusion in 2021–2023 Wisconsin Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine
  • Dean’s List, Marquette University
  • Dean’s List, Marquette University Law School
  • Member, Alpha Sigma Nu


  • Presenter, Emergency Relief in Federal and State Courts, OCHDL In-firm CLE, May 2019
  • Co-Author, The Current State of the Second Amendment, State Bar of Texas 12th Annual Bill of Rights: Litigating the Constitution, May 2018
  • Presenter, Case Law Trivia, State Bar of Wisconsin Pinnacle Bankruptcy Annual Update, November 2016
  • Senior Writer,, August 2007–March 2011

Community Involvement

  • Member, Thomas E. Fairchild American Inns of Court, September 2016–May 2019
  • Competitions Coach, Marquette University Law School Moot Court Association, January 2015–present
  • Member, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Local Rules Committee, October 2015–August 2017