Municipal Law

Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: July & August 2023
The Wisconsin Supreme Court finished up its 2023–24 term in June, issuing a slew of new decisions and granting review in one new case for next term. In this update, we take a closer look at the civil cases the court decided to round out the term.
Cases Decided
Allsop Venture Partners III v. Murphy Desmond SC, No. 2020AP806

Evidence

Decision Filed: June 2, 2023

Public Citation: 2023 WI 43

Practice
Continue Reading Wisconsin Supreme Court Update: July/August 2023

When researching a legal issue, local laws are an often overlooked resource.  Municipal and county governments pass ordinances on a variety of topics, including administrative procedures, standards of conduct, and zoning.  Although many of these laws are available online through local government websites or through services such as eCode or municode, they can be difficult to locate.  Fortunately, the Wisconsin State Law Library has created a comprehensive guide to Wisconsin Ordinances and Codes.

Some larger municipalities and counties
Continue Reading Researching Local Law – Municipal & County Legislation, Tracking, & Legislative History

ef17d93b-e767-485f-bd5d-8319f9f625f8-WCA ARPA Guidance.pdf

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”) into law on March 11, 2021. ARPA is a $1.9 trillion federal spending package intended to provide economic and other relief related to the covid-19 pandemic.

The Wisconsin Counties Association and its general counsel, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., have received many questions surrounding ARPA, interpretation of its terms, and its impact on counties.

von Briesen & Roper, s.c. prepared comprehensive guidance for counties regarding
Continue Reading The American Rescue Plan Act: Guidance for Wisconsin Counties in Implementation of the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund