David Farwell, B.A., J.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Law
Professional Memberships: 
Wisconsin State Bar, American Bar Association
Other Courses Taught: 
Workshop: Drafting the Wisconsin Real Estate Transaction


David N. (Dave) Farwell is a Senior Attorney and in-house counsel to ManpowerGroup, the world's leading innovative workforce solutions company.  Prior to joining ManpowerGroup, Mr. Farwell was an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP and was a member of the Milwaukee Office Real Estate Practice Group.  At Foley, Mr. Farwell represented numerous clients in all manner of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, project development, and Tax Increment Financing transactions.  His experience as a young associate, tasked early on with closing a real estate transaction (whatever that meant), prompted him to develop the course he now teaches, a workshop in drafting documents for and conducting a commercial real estate transaction in Wisconsin.

Mr. Farwell earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006), where he was a note and comment editor (2005-2006) and a staff member (2004-2005) for the Marquette Law Review.  In the summer of 2004 he was fortunate enough to clerk for The Honorable William D. Dyke, Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge for Iowa County.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison (B.A. in history, with distinction, 2000).

Mr. Farwell is the author of "Comment, A Modest Proposal: Eliminating Blight, Abolishing But-For, and Putting New Purpose in Wisconsin's Tax Increment Financing Law," 89 Marq. L. Rev. 407. His Comment was the recipient of the 2006 Marquette Law School Silver Quill Award.

Mr. Farwell is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the state of Wisconsin.