33 East Main Street, Suite 610
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-2281

Ronald W. Todd (Retired Member)

Nearing the end of a long and successful legal career as a Madison business attorney, Ron is selective in the work that he takes on. Ron gives priority to the families and businesses with which he has enjoyed long relationships, some going back to his first day at Stroud in 1968. For these clients, Ron continues to exercise full day-to-day responsibility for all of their legal needs, recruiting assistance from other attorneys in the firm or even assembling teams of legal specialists and other professionals when circumstances require.

Ron gives nearly equal priority to helping other attorneys in the firm define objectives and develop plans to achieve them relative to complicated or otherwise difficult matters which fall within his experience. Ron enjoys exercising what he describes as a logic-based intuition to help others identify and choose between alternative solutions to thorny tax or other problems. In cases where getting the work done within the limited time available becomes a challenge, Ron will eagerly join the effort if and as requested.

Known to respect the relationships that other attorneys have with their clients, Ron is regularly contacted when a conflict of interest precludes an attorney outside the firm from providing representation. Assisting a corporate officer dealing with the corporation at the point of hire or at the point of retirement are typical examples. Ron rarely declines such opportunities.

Professional Achievements, Honors, and Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in Construction Law and Succession Planning (2006-2015)
Selected as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in Real Estate Law and Business/Corporate (2008-2013)
Named a “Top Lawyer” by Madison Magazine in Business, Real Estate, Tax, and Contract Law


University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1968
University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S., 1966


Wisconsin, 1968


Dane County Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Associated General Contractors