Joseph S. Rupkey


Joseph (Joe) S. Rupkey has extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of real estate matters, including the sale, purchase, exchange, development, leasing, and financing of commercial real property. He also has significant experience representing corporate clients in connection with the real estate aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Joe is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Practice and Sports Industry Team and is the Chair of the Wisconsin Real Estate Practice Group.

In addition to his experience with the firm, Joe also has previous in-house experience as legal counsel for Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc., which gives him a unique perspective in representing clients in connection with retail properties. In his position at Kohl’s, he drafted and negotiated a wide variety of retail lease, purchase and sale, site development, and operational agreements for properties nationwide.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States (2013, 2014, and 2015) for his work in the area of real estate
08 March 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Novacap in Strategic Partnership with INdigital

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Novacap, one of North America’s leading private equity firms, in its definitive agreement to acquire Communications Venture Corporation, Inc., doing business as INdigital.
07 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Milwaukee Brewers in Landmark $500M Stadium Financing Package

Foley congratulates its long-time client, the Milwaukee Brewers, on the successful passage of a landmark $500 million stadium financing packet that will keep the team in its home ballpark at American Family Field through 2050.
10 May 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents BICO Group in Acquisition of Allegro 3D

20 December 2021 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises BICO Group on Acquisition of Biosero, Inc.

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Boston-based bio convergence company BICO Group AB (“BICO”), in its acquisition of Biosero, Inc. (“Biosero”), a San Diego-based software provider for automated workflows and laboratory connectivity, for $165 million.
04 October 2017 Press Releases

Foley Represents Milwaukee Brewers in Acquisition of Carolina Mudcats

Foley & Lardner LLP’s Sports Industry Team, led by partners Pat Quick and Kevin Schulz (Co-Chair of the Sports Industry Team), represented the Milwaukee Brewers in its acquisition of the Carolina Mudcats, the Brewers’ Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Class A Advanced Carolina League based in Zebulon, North Carolina.
09 June 2015 Press Releases

The Legal 500 United States Recognizes 17 Foley Practice Areas