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Nicole Schram

Nicole Schram, business attorney at HPSC law firm in Madison, Wisconsin

Nicole Schram joined the firm after over a decade of experience as a business attorney and trial attorney. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of business transactions, residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, and business immigration law. Nikki is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Prior to joining Haley Palmersheim, Nikki was General Counsel for Century 21 Affiliated, overseeing the legal work for 95-plus real estate offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. She advised the company on mergers and acquisitions, employment and independent contractor matters, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, real estate salesperson licensing issues, real estate transaction disputes, and other varied contractual and business matters. Nikki also created the company’s charitable nonprofit organization and advised its Board of Directors.

In addition to being an experienced real estate attorney, Nikki is also a licensed Realtor. She has represented clients in a wide variety of purchase and sale transactions- from small family cottages to multi-million dollar commercial sales. Nikki served on the Forms Committee of the Wisconsin Realtors Association, which drafts and revises the real estate contracts used by Realtors and attorneys throughout Wisconsin.

Prior to her work as General Counsel for Century 21 Affiliated, Nikki practiced law for eight years in Denver, Colorado, concentrating in the areas of business law, commercial litigation, estate planning and immigration. She represented clients in the trial courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court.

Nikki is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with honors with dual degrees in Sociology and Behavioral Science and Law. After completing her undergraduate studies, Nikki was a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps. She lived for two years in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa, where she worked as a health education and women’s development agent.



  • University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colorado, 2005, J.D.
  • University of Colorado Law School, Mediation Program, 2005
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, 1998, B.A.
  • Honor Roll; Graduated with Distinction

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin Member
  • State Bar of Illinois Member
  • Dane County Bar Association Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Member
  • Wisconsin Realtors Association Forms Committee
  • Association of Corporate Counsel

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell “AV Preeminent”

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Denver, CO, 2006-2013

Contact Information

Phone: (608) 836-6400
Fax: (608) 836-9697
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