WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT – UPCOMING
CLAIR LAW OFFICES TO ARGUE ON BEHALF OF FINANCIAL LENDERS
BEFORE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT
The Wisconsin Supreme Court granted a Petition for Review filed by Clair Law Offices on behalf of one of our financial institution clients after the Court of Appeals ruled against the financial institution and in favor of a condominium association.
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WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT – UPCOMING
“Don’t sign anything until an attorney has an opportunity to review the document”
That includes listing contracts, and here’s one example why.
On July 10, 2015, a real estate company received a $378,000 commission without actually selling the property. The Wisconsin Supreme Court made the decision based on the language of the listing agreement between the seller and the realtor and the “enforceable contract” in place against the buyer. Ash Park LLC v. Re/Max Select LLC (July 7, 2015).
July 14, 2015
As a continued free service, Clair Law Offices, S.C. thought you might be interested in a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision involving financial institutions, foreclosures, and the issues of conversion, waste, fixtures, and removal of items by the property owner from the mortgaged premises.
May 18, 2015
In recent years, retirement accounts such as IRAs and 401(k)s have become one of the largest assets in a person’s estate. Because of the tax-deferred status of these types of accounts, they offer unique planning opportunities to the owner compared to a standard savings or investment account.
March 4, 2015
Clair Law Offices has been listed in the 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as one of the nation's preeminent law firms. For over 90 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community's most distinguished professionals. The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.
As a continuing free service, Clair Law Offices, S.C. thought you might be interested in a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision involving financial institutions, foreclosures, and how quickly financial institutions must sell “abandoned properties” after obtaining a foreclosure judgment.
On February 17, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided the case of Bank of New York Mellon v. Carson.
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our clients for voting us the Best of Walworth County for the fifth year in a row. We take great pride in the confidence that our clients and the residents of Walworth County continue to bestow upon us. Thank you for trusting us with all your legal needs. For over 50 years we’ve had the pleasure of providing legal services here in Walworth County, and we will continue to strive to be “your local law firm” for many years to come.
November 17, 2014
Am I Legally Required to Sign a Real Estate Condition Report?
Although many Sellers are told that they are “required by law” to fill out and sign a Real Estate Condition Report (RECR), the relevant statute provides a number of exceptions. For instance, “personal representatives, trustees, conservators, and fiduciaries who are appointed by, or subject to the supervision of, a court” are excepted from RECR’s. (Wis. Stat. 709.01(2)).
Moreover, even if you are just a normal seller, you may be excepted from filling out a RECR. For example, the statute provides that if the buyer signs a written waiver, then you do not have to fill out the RECR. (Wis. Stat. 709.08). Similarly, if the buyer proceeds to closing without receiving the RECR, the buyer can no longer rescind the contract because of the lack of an RECR. (Wis. Stat. 709.08).
The comments and opinions expressed in the blog are intended for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Reading or using the information in the blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Clair Law Offices, S.C. or any of our attorneys. The law is constantly changing and therefore the blog may contain dated material. For current law and how it relates to your particular facts and circumstances, consult Clair Law Offices or another qualified attorney licensed in your state.