Husch Blackwell

120 South Riverside Plaza

Suite 2200

Chicago, IL 60606

d. (414) 978-5365


Chicago I

Rodney W. Carter


For Rod, honesty and credibility are the foundation for the strong relationships he develops with clients.

Rod has earned a reputation for skillfully steering complex business and real estate transactions to successful outcomes within the public and private sectors.


Leader of the firm’s Telecommunications team, Rod represents telecommunications companies and cable and internet service providers in all phases of their businesses. He also represents developers and national, regional and local retailers, and advises clients in industrial, office and multifamily real estate transactions.

Rod has broad experience in land use planning, zoning, eminent domain, tax increment financing, leasing, and construction and design contracts. He often represents clients in proceedings before governmental agencies.

He brings to his work strategic vision and a collaborative approach to solving problems. Rod is an effective advocate, deeply knowledgeable about the law and practical in finding effective solutions to clients’ issues.


Real Estate, Development & Construction



Corporate Real Estate 

Land Use 

Nonprofit Organizations & Religious Institutions 

State Attorneys General Practice 




  • Milwaukee Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Award Recipient, 2016

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

  • West Allis/West Milwaukee School District Service Award, 2013


  • J.D., Marquette University Law School

      • Marquette Law Review

  • B.A., Carthage College

      • Dean's List


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Estate and Public Utilities Sections

  • American Bar Association, Real Property and Public Utility/Communications Law Sections

  • Federal Communications Bar Association, Midwest Chapter, Co-Director

  • International Technology Law Association

  • Wisconsin Wireless Association, Officer, Board of Directors

  • Illinois Wireless Association

  • Carthage College Alumni Council, Officer, Board of Directors

  • Commercial Association of Realtors Wisconsin

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800 S. Figueroa, Suite 925

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 712-9080