Notable Alumni: Danielle Bergner

COO, general counsel, J. Jeffers & Co.

  • Category: Notable Alumni
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 17
  • Undergrad degree/university: BA - Economics / Milwaukee Area Technical College>UWM
  • Graduate degree/university: Marquette University / JD

MATC, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee – 2002 (bachelor’s), Marquette University – 2005 (J.D.)

Danielle Bergner, chief operating officer and general counsel for Milwaukee-based real estate development firm J. Jeffers & Co., takes a solutions-oriented approach to deal making. 

She pairs private sector experience with public sector perspective. Her experience includes the financing and development of historic adaptive reuse projects, professional sports and convention facilities, community and cultural assets, medical office buildings, multi-family residential and mixed-use commercial developments, hotel and retail facilities, industrial facilities and commercial office buildings.

During her 17 years practicing real estate law in Milwaukee, Bergner has been involved in several major projects including Fiserv Forum, BMO Tower and the redevelopment of the former Journal Sentinel complex. 

She is a considered a principled, civic leader with vision to have high-end real estate built in tandem with community-based development, according to Laura Bray, vice president of college advancement and communications at MATC.

“MATC changed my life,” Bergner said. “I was able to afford college and get a start in my career which I didn’t know was possible.”

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