Wisconsin School of Business

Peter Ritz

Senior Lecturer - Real Estate & Urban Land Economics

Peter Ritz, a Milwaukee native, graduated from Harvard Law School with honors after receiving his BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Peter began his career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and then spent almost 40 years in private practice in Portland, Oregon, and Madison, Wisconsin, focusing his work on business and real estate issues. He is a Senior Lecturer with more than 20 years of experience in the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics and he has also taught real estate law-related courses in private business and non-profit organization settings. Peter is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association.
 

Undergraduate Courses


Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Fall 2008.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312), Fall 2004.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312), Spring 2005.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312), Spring 2001.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312), Spring 2006.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312), Fall 2006.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Fall 2010.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and
(RES 312 Section 1), Fall 2011.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Spring 2007.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Fall 2007.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 312 Section 1), Spring 2008.



Graduate Courses


Contemporary Topics
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 765 Section 3), Spring 2010.

Land Use Controls on Business
Course DescriptionBasic principles of the law affecting the use of land including zoning ordinances and land development issues; the taking of private property for public uses; land-use negotiations with government; and an overview of international land use issues.
(RES 745), Spring 2004.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 712 Section 1), Fall 2008.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 712), Spring 2005.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 712), Fall 2005.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 712 Section 1), Fall 2009.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 712), Fall 2006.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 712 Section 1), Fall 2010.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionAdvanced principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and
(RES 712 Section 1), Fall 2011.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES 712 Section 1), Fall 2007.



Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Courses


Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES/RES 312/712), Fall 2001.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES/RES 312/712), Fall 2002.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES/RES 312/712), Spring 2002.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES/RES 712/312), Fall 2003.

Real Estate Law
Course DescriptionThe basic principles of real estate law related to ownership rights, negotiations, brokering, transfers, condominium law, financing, income tax law, real estate property taxation, bankruptcy law, construction and development contracts, and residential and commercial leases, including both office and retail leases, and an overview of international legal systems.
(RES/RES 312/712), Spring 2003.



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Peter Ritz

 
Senior Lecturer | Real Estate & Urban Land Economics
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