Areas of Practice

Effective Legal Counsel in Northern Wisconsin

We have experienced legal counsel to assist clients in Northern and North Central Wisconsin with a full range of legal matters involving:

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Real Estate Transactions
Business Law
Estate Planning and Probate
Guardianships for Disabled Adults
WisPACT Special Needs Trusts

 


REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

We assist clients with all phases of the purchase and sale of various types of real estate, including residential homes, vacation cottages, vacant real estate and commercial businesses. From the Offer to Purchase, to securing Title Insurance, to the preparation and drafting of a Warranty Deed and Electronic Transfer Return and all the way through closing, we are with you every step of the transaction.

We also assist clients with the negotiating, drafting and review of commercial and residential leases.

Other real estate matters we regularly handle include driveway and access easements, shared well agreements, encroaching septic easements and first rights of refusal. We also draft various conveyance documents including Quit Claim Deeds, Personal Representative Deeds, Guardian’s Deeds and Land Contracts.

BUSINESS LAW

We maintain the knowledge and experience to assist clients with matters relating to existing businesses, including the sale or purchase of the company. We also assist start-up businesses with the selection and creation of a new legal entity such as a corporation or limited liability company (LLC).

ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE

We assist individuals and families with the planning and establishment of Last Will and Testaments (wills), testamentary trusts, durable powers of attorney, advanced health care directives and funeral directives. We also work with surviving family members and friends in probating the estate of a deceased loved one.


GUARDIANSHIPS FOR DISABLED ADULTS

In the event an adult needs a substitute decision maker because of an impairment due to a disability, sudden illness or injury, we assist with petitioning the Court for the establishment of a guardianship. Should the individual also need care provided by a nursing home or assisted living facility, we will also seek a protective placement order from the Court.


WisPACT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

We are proud to assist people with disabilities, to help preserve their assets without endangering their eligibility for public benefits or placement on waiting lists, through the use of WisPACT Special Needs Trusts. These trusts can be funded with the disabled individual’s own money, or funds from third parties such as family members.