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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Fred concentrates his practice on tax issues, business representation, securities law and commercial real estate matters. For more than 30 years he has represented clients in achieving their legal needs by offering sound guidance to accomplish their goals and avoid legal issues in the future.  He has extensive experience contesting tax assessments, dealing with all matters real estate related, such as the deferred exchange of properties and Regulation D offerings.

Based in Wisconsin, Fred is also is admitted to practice in Georgia.

Notable Representations

  • Contested a Wisconsin income tax assessment for a Fortune 500 company involving an amount exceeding $1 million in tax.  
  • Represented a terminated wine and spirits distributorship that resulted in a $10.5 million judgment in favor of the distributor.  
  • The deferred exchange of numerous commercial real estate properties on a direct and delayed basis, including the delayed exchange of the sale of development rights for fee title to farmland.  
  • Tax and business planning for closely held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies including asset and entity acquisitions and dispositions in taxable and tax-deferred transactions.
  • Life Settlements


  • "Top Lawyer" - Madison Magazine
  • Best Lawyers® - Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, Real Estate and Taxation) - Since 2005

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2 East Mifflin Street, Suite 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-8891
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Greater Milwaukee

13845 Bishop’s Drive, Suite 300
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-2840
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2100 AT&T Tower,
901 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 305-1400
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DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison, Metropolitan Milwaukee and Minneapolis in over 30 legal practice areas, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.

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Best Lawyers 2013 – 2020
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Compass Award 2012
Top 100 Lawyers: National Trial Lawyers Association


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