Jeramey Jannene
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Tech Firm Opening Third Ward Office

The Expert Institute, a legal industry software firm, expects to create 75 jobs here.

By - Dec 14th, 2020 04:43 pm
P.H. Dye House - 320 E. Buffalo St. Photo by Mariiana Tzotcheva

P.H. Dye House – 320 E. Buffalo St. Photo by Mariiana Tzotcheva

A New York-based software company, the Expert Institute, will open a new Midwest office in the Historic Third Ward.

The company, which provides a platform to connect attorneys with subject matter experts, anticipates creating 75 jobs over three years according to an announcement from Governor Tony Evers.

“We found a very natural fit in Milwaukee, particularly in the entrepreneurial bustle of the Third Ward district,” said CEO and managing director Michael Talve in a statement. “This, coupled with the immense amount of talent coming from the UW System and other Wisconsin-based colleges, made this move an easy choice. We’re thrilled to continue building our team here.”

The company will located in the P.H. Dye House building at 320 E. Buffalo St. A 2,751-square-foot lease, negotiated in part by Founders 3, was announced in February.

“We welcome Expert Institute’s decision to join the growing number of businesses that are choosing to locate in Milwaukee and southeast Wisconsin because of our well-trained, well-educated workforce and support for entrepreneurs,” said Evers.

Expert Institute is slated to receive $500,000 in state support via income tax credits allocated by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. The total value of the credits awarded is contingent on job creation and capital investment over the next three years.

The Milwaukee 7 regional economic development agency worked to recruit the company to the region. “The company’s decision to locate here is yet another affirmation of our ability to compete for investment from companies that require highly educated and motivated technical workers,” said Jim Paetsch.

“Expert Institute is a welcome addition to our city’s tech sector. The company sees Milwaukee’s advantages including our strategic location, our depth of talent, and our quality of life,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. “Expert Institute knows Milwaukee is well situated with strong universities and established businesses that support our growing technology sector.”

In addition to a Wall Street office in New York City, the company also has an office in Los Angeles. Expert Institute was founded in 2011 and currently has 140 employees.

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