Former City of Milwaukee Alderman Michael D'Amato serves the firm in an "of counsel" capacity. He specializes in matters in the Milwaukee metro area and issues related to municipal, county or other local governments.
D'Amato served for three terms on the Milwaukee Common Council, leading the body as chairman of committees related to zoning, economic development, public finance and intergovernmental relations. He is well known for his expertise in local zoning and development matters and has excellent knowledge in the processes of local government. His strength is in dealing with the deliberations of elected and appointed bodies as well as licensing and permitting rules and regulations.
In addition to serving as Alderman, D'Amato is a former board member of the Wisconsin Center District, the Milwaukee Public Library, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He was a founding member of the Local Government Institute of Wisconsin and presently serves as a member of the Milwaukee 7 Regional Economic Development Advisory Council representing Kenosha County.
In addition to his work in government, D'Amato has also made his mark in the non-profit sector. He was Executive Director of one of Milwaukee's most successful housing and economic development agencies and served as Wisconsin Director of the Washington D.C. based SEED Foundation after leaving office in 2008.
Mr. D'Amato lives in the City of Milwaukee with his wife Rebecca and has three children; Jack, Liliana and