Executive Staff 

 
John Daniels
Chairman of the Board
James O. Bradley
VP of Development and Physical Plant Management
Tony Weiss

Corporate Controller

 
Dave Boose

Vice President of Operations

 
Calvin L. Scott
Vice President of Administration
/Legal Counsel
Tim Foster
Senior Vice President of Operations

Married (Irma Hall) and two children, 
John III and Inez

 

Professional Experience 
John Daniels has been the chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP since 2007. In his position, he has led the Firm through a fundamental transformation, shifting from the traditional operational model upon which most major law firms are built to a client-centric, business-minded organization. Mr. Daniels has driven this fundamental cultural shift in the midst of the worst economy in decades, leading to significant growth while most of the legal industry has declined.

 

Mr. Daniels is well recognized in the legal community as well as the business community. He is listed in The Business Journal of Milwaukee “Power Book” (2009 & 2010), was named 2009 “Lawyer of the Year” by the Milwaukee Bar Association, received the 2008 “Leadership Award” from the National Bar Association, and was identified as one of the “100 Managing Partners You Need to Know” by Lawdragon in 2008. Finally, Mr. Daniels is fully credentialed in legal literature, having been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (1993-present: Real Estate Law), Chambers USA® (2003-present: Real Estate) and the 2005-2009 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® lists (Real Estate). He is also Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated.

 

Mr. Daniels, formerly the national president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, has established an impressive career in the practice of real estate law, representing national, regional, local and governmental owners, and investors. He has played a significant role in some of the most complex real estate redevelopment projects in the United States, including representing the largest property owner in connection with the redevelopment of the Midwest Airlines Center and representing the largest property owner in connection with the redevelopment of the Bradley Sports Center. He has also served as lead counsel for major institutions both in the financing and the disposition of commercial office space. He serves as national real estate counsel for Philip Morris Capital Corporation and has represented a number of major corporations on their real estate developments throughout the U.S., including General Electric Capital Corporation, Xerox Corporation and Kraft Foods.

Mr. Daniels has further led Quarles to a position of industry prominence as a firm that values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The Firm ranks impressively in surveys conducted by women’s and minority groups, and both clients and independent organizations have recognized and honored Quarles for its achievements in this area. As the only African-American chairman in the AmLaw 200, Mr. Daniels was named one of the “50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by the National Law Journal in 2008, and he has received the 2008 James Howard Baker Award for his efforts to improve the quality of life for African-Americans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also received the “Human Relations Award” from the National Conference of Christians & Jews, the “Outstanding Community Leader Award” by the Thurgood J. Marshall College Fund, and he was named to the national Hall of Fame by the National Black Law Students Association in 2009.

 

Education and Honors

  • Harvard Law School (J.D., 1974)

  • University of Wisconsin (M.S., 1972)

  • North Central College (B.A., 1969)

 

Bar Admissions 
Wisconsin, 1974

 

Professional Recognition 
Honors:

  • Received the John and Irma Daniels Humanitarian Award from the St. Francis Children's Center (Milwaukee, WI) in 2008.

  • Appointed Fellow at the Ford Foundation.

  • Appointed Fellow at the National Science Foundation. 
    Given the Outstanding Alumni Award from North Central College.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (National President).

  • American Bar Association (National Secretary Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section).

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Member).

  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Past Director).

  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (President, 1981-1982).

  • American Bar Association (National Vice President, Law Students Division, 1973-1974).

  • Quarles & Brady Diversity Committee (Co-chair).

Public Service/Community Affairs:

  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation (Chair of the Board of Directors).

  • Greater Milwaukee Committee (Vice Chairman).

  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (Director).

  • Ralph Evinrude Foundation (Director).

  • Medical College of Wisconsin (Director Emeritus).

  • Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Past Director).

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Milwaukee (Past Director).

Corporate Directorships:

  • Marshall & Ilsley Corporation (Director).

  • V&J Foods, Inc. (Director).

  • North Milwaukee State Bank (Former Chair).

  • Zilber Neighborhood Initiative (Board Member).

  • Aurora Health Care (Board of Directors).

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • Featured, “The Book of Daniels,” Wisconsin Super Lawyers, December 2010.

  • Co-panelist (with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor & Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson), “Politicization of Judicial Election Campaigns: Whose Party is it Anyway?,” Wisconsin State Bar Annual Convention, May 6, 2010.

  • Featured (with other global real estate professionals), “Real Estate Focus,” Corporate INTL, 2010.

  • Featured, “John W. Daniels Jr.: Developing a firm culture that puts people first,” Wisconsin Lawyer, May 2009.

  • Panelist, MCCA's 10th Annual Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference, “The Diversity Director and Managing Partner: Best Practices to Forge an Essential Partnership,” September 2009.

  • Featured, “A Leader's Perspective on Leadership,” Clark Atlanta Magazine, Fall 2008/Winter 2009.

  • Featured, “100 Law Firm Managing Partners You Need to Know,” Lawdragon, June 2008.

  • Featured, “An Interview with John Daniels, Jr.,” Cook County Bar Association newsletter, August 2008.

  • Interview, Black Nouveau television program.

  • Modern Real Estate Transactions–ALI-ABA.

  • Real Estate Editor, ABA Barrister Law Notes.

  • Featured, "Quarles and Brady open Shanghai Law Office"

John Daniels
Chairman of the Board
 
James O. Bradley
VP of Development
and Physical Plant
Management

James Bradley has been in real estate development and asset management for 36 years.  He has developed multi-unit and dual concept restaurants in various markets. V&J’s growth and the continued revitalization of its restaurant facilities are managed through the efforts of the team managed by Mr. Bradley. Mr. Bradley has been with V&J since 1999. Previously, Mr. Bradley had a career spanning 28 years in the construction industry, including Sr. Construction Manager at YUM Brands. In this capacity, Mr. Bradley was responsible for the construction and remodeling of 20-25 restaurants per year. At VJO he is responsible for repair and maintenance, capital improvements, lease renewals, real estate sales, and new site acquisitions, along with new and remodel construction projects.

 

Mr. Bradley graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in Architectural Construction and from The University of Dallas with a M.S. degree in Business Administration.

 
 

Mr. Weiss has over 19 years of accounting experience, 13 of which are with V&J. His bachelor’s degree in accounting was obtained at Lakeland College. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department at V&J, including issuing financial statements, budgets, cash flow projections, forecasts, and monitoring the receivables and payables. He has been married for 16 years; they have two daughters ages 7 and 9. Tony enjoys traveling, camping with his family, and events such as the Brewers, Packers, and Badger games

Tony Weiss

Corporate Controller

 
 
Calvin L. Scott
Vice President of 
Administration
/Legal Counsel

Calvin L. Scott has a 25 years plus legal career, as a practicing attorney, government official, and corporate senior executive. As an attorney, his areas of expertise includes employment law with an emphasis on : Human Resources; Title VII; ADA; ADEA; FMLA; FLSA; NLRA; EPA; and Sexual Harassment Prevention. As a government official, he has years of experiences investigating, enforcing and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and regulations. In his past senior executive roles, he has led corporate government legal and legislative compliance efforts. He has served as Chief Diversity/Inclusion Officer, and Corporate Ombudsman, while minimizing legal liability and preserving corporate assets.

 

In his current position with V&J Holding Companies, he serves as legal counsel for the company having employment, contracts, legislative compliance and general business law responsibilities. He manages the internal complaint and outside counsel process. In addition, Mr. Scott, has senior executive responsibilities for the administration of all Corporate Human Resources functions, which includes, employee relations, negotiating the company’s benefits and commercial insurance programs, and managing and overseeing the support staff for Payroll, IT, and Tax.

 

Mr. Scott has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has his Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School, and is a Minnesota Licensed Attorney. Mr. Scott is a native of Indianola, Mississippi, and the youngest of 11 siblings, the majority of which reside in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. He is the proud father of one daughter and two grandsons.
 

 

Mr. Boose is responsible for Pizza Hut operations in New York and Massachusetts.  He is a 35 year operator who began his career as a cook while attending college.  After graduating for college, Mr. Boose began to develop an operational career latter which encompassed, restaurant management, training leaders, director of operations and executive leadership.  He has a degree in Criminal Justice and is very skilled in people development.  Dave’s statement of YATSE and excellence is – “I deliver excellence and greatness within my team and restaurants by continually focusing on training team members to be customer maniacs through teamwork and enthusiasm”. 

Dave Boose
Vice President of 
Operations
Tim Foster
Senior Vice President of Operations

Timothy Foster (Senior Vice President of Operations) Tim joined V&J in 1994 and presently oversees operations for  Burger King, Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Coffee Beanery, My Yo My and all non-traditional operations and development.  Tim has a keen sense of leadership and his scope of operational responsibility traverses the markets of New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.   Before joining V&J, he was employed 11 years with Burger King Corporation as a Restaurant General Manager, Company District Manager, Company Operations Manager, and Company Area Manager.  Prior to working in Fast Food was employed as a Market Manager with the Spencer Shoe Company.  Tim is involved in various community activities inclusive of a member of the Board of Education for Warren Woods School District. He held various positions while serving on this board - Trustee, Vice President and President.  Tim’s state of excellence is - “I deliver thru my leadership and my team excellent customer and guest service by creating an environment where people can be comfortable in their positions while always knowing where they stand. I believe in looking for the positive in every aspect of life.  I have a passion to help people succeed. I believe that people have a desire to succeed; and it is our responsibility as leaders to give them the tools, a positive environment and the support to insure they achieve their goals while also aiding the company in achieving our objectives”.