Mackall, Crounse & Moore, PLC has joined Dewitt Ross & Stevens S.C.

The newly formed DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. will provide clients with enhanced legal services
and efficiencies as well as access to more than 100 attorneys practicing in nearly 30 areas of
law in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Charles H. McMullen

Metro Milwaukee
Lori J. Pharo

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Charlie has represented banks and other financial institutions for more than 30 years, and as a lender’s lawyer, he has closed commercial mortgage loans of almost every description.  These include loans in Wisconsin for corporate parks, residential condominiums, shopping centers and multi-family apartment projects.  Additionally, a substantial portion of Charlie’s practice has been devoted to construction loans for projects outside of Wisconsin, ranging from Florida to California.

He practiced as a bank lawyer in Chicago for eight years prior to moving to Wisconsin in 1988 and continues to be licensed as a lawyer in Illinois as well as in Wisconsin.

Notable Representations

  • A $12 million construction loan for an office building in Phoenix, Arizona, and the subsequent negotiation and execution of a deed in lieu of foreclosure agreement.
  • A $60 million construction loan for a condominium project in Minnesota, which subsequently went through a work out.
  • A $45 million term loan secured by student apartments in Illinois.
  • A $40 million term loan secured by office buildings in a Milwaukee corporate park.
  • A $21 million loan for the conversion of a warehouse building into an office building that serves as the headquarters for one of Milwaukee’s largest hospitals.
  • Four construction loans of approximately $20 million each for the construction of residential condominiums in downtown Milwaukee.
  • An $18 million construction loan for an office building within air rights in downtown Milwaukee.
  • A $12 million construction loan for a hotel in Racine, Wisconsin.
  • A $43 million construction loan for the building of a state law library in Madison.
  • A $39 million loan for the construction and renovation of the former Federal Reserve Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • An $18 million construction loan for a condominium project in Milwaukee’s western suburbs.
  • A $45 million term loan secured by shopping centers in Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
  • An $18 million construction loan for a low-income housing tax credit project in Madison.
  • Numerous construction loans of between $10 million and $50 million for the building of retail shopping centers, office condominiums and/or apartments in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Texas, California, Oregon, Washington, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Arizona, with anchor tenants of such retail projects including Wal-Mart, Kohl’s Department Stores, Kmart, Lowes and Sears.
  • The closing of more than 60 term loans sold to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation secured by multi-family apartment projects.


Charlie is the author of a brochure designed to provide information to lenders making mortgage loans in Wisconsin, An Overview of Legal Issues Encountered in Making Commercial Mortgage Loans in Wisconsin.

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