Brian C. Randall

Email: BCR@ffsj.com

Top developers, businesses and property owners have long turned to attorney Brian C. Randall for expert help with zoning, land use, licensing, ordinance changes and local government bids and contracts.

“Success in dealing with the complexity of real estate issues, especially those that involve government, requires a thorough understanding of the law and strong relationships with decision makers,” Randall said. “I enjoy leading clients through what sometimes appears to be a maze of challenges, and helping them realize their goals.”

Randall’s zoning and land use experience includes rezoning, entitlement, permitting, occupancy and real estate development work for owners, developers and end users. 

He advises clients on alcohol beverage and other municipal licensing, including applications, renewals, statutory and ordinance quota issues and regulatory compliance. As a certified Wisconsin responsible beverage server, Randall knows the practical side of these issues and has been appointed as a resident license agent by some clients. 

Randall handles lobbying and legislative matters on behalf of clients who will be affected by proposed municipal regulation. He also works with clients submitting bids for governmental contracts and concessions including those containing DBE/WBE/EBE requirements. 

“My municipal / local government law practice is relationship driven and politically minded as much as it is legal,” said Randall, a shareholder at the firm. “I advise my clients on the current law, as well as guide them through issues presented by the community, elected officials and government staff.”

Randall is one of the area’s top election-law attorneys. He has monitored polling locations, handled numerous election recounts, advised groups or candidates on election law compliance issues and represented those on both sides of recall petition and nomination paper challenges. Brian is the campaign treasurer for several local officials and a political action committee.

Brian’s professional affiliations include memberships in the Tavern League of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and the Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce, for which he was elected to its Board of Directors in 2010.

Beginning in 2007 and most recently in 2012, Brian has been named as a land use/zoning Rising Star in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers publication and in Milwaukee Magazine. In 2012, Brian was named in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the Litigation - Land Use & Zoning practice area. Brian is AV® Peer Rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory receiving a 5.0 out of 5.0 Preeminent™ rating which is the highest possible and a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Brian, his wife Amy and sons Nicholas and Lucas live in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa. Brian has served on the Wauwatosa Board of Zoning Appeals since 2005 and was appointed the Chair in 2011. Brian also was a member of the Wauwatosa Redevelopment Authority from 2002-2011

Brian is a past-President of the Wisconsin Alumni Association: Milwaukee Chapter and has served on its Board of Directors since 2001. As Badger alumni, he and Amy hold football season tickets and enjoy attending games in Madison during the fall. They also golf together whenever they can and enjoy taking Nicholas and Lucas up north year round to spend as much time as possible at the family lake property.

EDUCATION

  • University of Wisconsin, B.A. 1996
  • Marquette University Law School, J.D. 1999

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