Justin Bates, JD

Office Phone: (715) 843-5599


My Areas of Expertise

Financial Institution Law

  • Commercial loan documentation
  • Commercial and residential loan closings
  • Loan modifications and workouts- forbearance and restructuring
  • Creditor rights, including bankruptcy; judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, replevin actions and post judgment collection actions
  • Receiverships
  • Probate matters affecting lenders
  • Disposition of secured property post judgment
  • Defense of lender liability claims
  • Representation and originating lenders retaining servicing rights post-sale to secondary market

REal Estate Law

  • Residential and commercial purchases and sales
  • Commercial leasing
  • Developer representation
  • Financing
  • Lender representation
  • Landlord tenant matters
  • Construction associated with development
  • Liens
  • Foreclosures
  • Boundary disputes
  • Title claims
  • Licensing issues
  • Comprehensive real estate litigation

Commercial Law

  • Advice on choosing the right business entity, whether corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company, or otherwise
  • Preparation and filing of the documents necessary to legally form your business entity
  • Negotiation and preparation of contracts of all kinds, including commercial and residential real property leases, secured transactions (UCC), and asset purchase or sale agreements
  • Contracts between owners of business entities (Buy/sell agreements and shareholder agreements)
  • Preparation / Review of the following:
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Promissory Notes and Guarantees
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  •  Inventory Management Contracts
  • Loan Agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Employment Contracts
  • Construction Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Corporate Resolutions
  • Bylaws
  • Membership and Shareholder’s Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Operating Agreements

Office Support

Katherine Ress
Of Counsel Attorney

Jackie Mattmiller

Emily Bates
Executive Assistant