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Reader's Choice - Best of Walworth, Racine and Kenosha Counties

This Summer Clair Law was voted as the Readers' Top Choice Best Law Firm in Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha Counties for 2023.

From all of us at Clair Law, we thank you for your votes and support.

We look forward to continuing to provide our community with the responsive, team oriented, and high quality legal services that our clients have come to expect.

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Changes to the Existing Vegetative Buffer Zone

Change to Existing Vegetative Buffer Zone

On March 18, 2022, The Wisconsin Legislative Council passed the 2021 Wisconsin Act 200. Under Act 200, if a county shoreland zoning ordinance requires the maintenance of an existing vegetative buffer zone, the ordinance must allow an access and viewing corridor. Vegetative buffers are areas vegetation located between the water and additions to the original waterfront property, such as buildings, driveways, patios, and lawns. The amended statue allows the buffer zone to contain an access and viewing corridor.

CLE Presentation on Riparian and Water Rights

Riparian Rights CLE

Chad Pollard of Clair Law is presenting a live online webinar for Halfmoon Education, focusing on Riparian and Water Rights on Thursday, September 29, 2022 with several other presenters on easements, rights-of-way, and eminent domain issues.

Nearly 30 years ago, in the seminal riparian rights decision, Borsellino v. Kole, Attorney Ed Thompson successfully represented Kole in arguing that the extended lot line method could be applied to piers that meet the shoreline at an angle.

June: The Month for New Beginnings

We previously recognized Elder Law Month in May; reportedly due to the month getting its name from the Latin word for “elders” (which is “maiores” if you were interested). We are now entering into the month of June, which according to another theory, got its name from the Latin word for “juniores”, which roughly translates to “younger” (since it follows the month of May).

Real Estate Attorneys are On Your Side

Home sales reached record levels in Wisconsin during 2020, despite an economic crisis and high unemployment, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. And it shows no signs of slowing down in 2021.

It is a Seller’s Market, with potential buyers submitting bids that are $10,000.00, $20,000.00, or even much more, above the original asking price. This in turn is causing a scarcity in available properties for sale, and it is very likely that prices will continue to rise, due to this demand.


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.