Real Estate & Construction

Steimle Birschbach, LLC, a boutique law firm concentrating in matters relating to business, real estate and estate planning (including elder law and post-death administrations), is seeking an attorney to join our team.  The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years’ experience but all applicants will be considered.  Steimle Birschbach, LLC has a northeastern WI presence with offices in Manitowoc and Sheboygan.  This position is intended to focus on our Manitowoc market.  This is a fantastic opportunity to build a career
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By: Attorney Thomas A. Griesbach and Attorney Samuel J. Spurney

The Corporate Transparency Act became law on January 1, 2022 and implements Beneficial Ownership Information (“B.O.I.”) reporting requirements on most small businesses in the United States.  The Act will create a national database available to law enforcement to crack down on money laundering through “shell corporations”.  The reporting requirements will not come into effect until the Treasury issues final regulations on the matter, but all business owners should be
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​​The National Football League continues to grow in popularity and the economics are staggering. For 2021-22, the Green Bay Packers reported a record $570 million in revenue. Part of the NFL’s growth is due to playing games abroad. This year, the Packers will travel to London to play the New York Giants.

Much like the NFL’s model, many contractors have found growth opportunities in “abroad” (out-of-state) markets. Just as the Packers must adjust their internal clocks to account for
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By Atty. Gary D. Koch

A previous post discussed methods of service of notices terminating tenancy, leaving a discussion on the various notices that can be utilized for a later post. Welcome to that post!

When a landlord is in a situation where a tenancy needs to be terminated, the landlord must provide the tenant with a notice terminating the tenancy. This termination can be for a variety of reasons, or no reason at all (so long as
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On Feb. 4, 2022, President Biden issued Executive Order 140631 requiring the use of “project labor agreements” (PLAs) on large-scale federal construction projects, effective immediately.
Executive Order Terms
Pursuant to the Order, federal agencies, when awarding any contract in connection with a “large-scale” federal construction project or obligating funds to such project, must require that each contractor or subcontractor engaged in construction on the project agree to negotiate or become a party to a PLA with one or
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The post Attorney Alison Petri – Just the Facts 5/25/22 – Unique Estate Planning Considerations for Adult Children with Disabilities appeared first on Steimle Birschbach, LLC.
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With the current lack of supply in the housing market, condominium building is experiencing significant growth. In the event a developer proceeds forward with a condominium project, all parties, from prime contractors to material suppliers, should be aware that condominiums are a different animal from other projects when it comes to lien rights. First: Does the Condominium Exist? The first issue counsel for a potential condominium lien holder should address is whether a condominium exists. A contractor or
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These days there are several websites offering online do-it-yourself legal forms that promise easy, inexpensive legal forms. One such website says “there’s no easier way.” However, the biggest problem with these sites is they cannot provide any advice. When it comes to estate planning or business formation, there is a lot more involved than just filling out forms.

Details Matter.  In estate planning, and any other legal documents for that matter, the details matter. Seemingly minor things like whether
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By:  Attorney Gina C. Ziegelbauer
When someone dies, one of the first things loved ones are faced with is what to do with all of physical things your loved one owned. Sorting through a loved one’s tangible personal property can be an overwhelming task depending on how much stuff there is, the value of the property (monetary or sentimental), the number of heirs supposed to receive the items, and how well the heirs get along. Sometimes the question of
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In handling public contract construction disputes, lawyers must pay attention to detail, have patience, and often use a two-front dispute resolution process.It also entails a thorough knowledge of the context’s expansive regulatory framework, especially since several factors are likely implicated, including the:

  • increased risk of inconsistent terms in subcontracts;
  • public owner’s different incentives and practices;
  • impact on insurance coverage triggers;
  • unique role of design; and
  • timing and sovereign immunity aspects.

Contractors who perform construction work for public entities (particularly
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By:  Attorney Samuel J. Spurney
“Leave the Gun. Take the cannoli” is arguably one of the most famous lines in movie history.  In the movie, The Godfather, Peter Clemenza – fictional hitman for the Corleone crime family – utters this line after avenging the betrayal of the Corleone family by one of its members.
​Asset Purchase Acquisition Structure
The same can be said for business acquisitions structured as an asset purchase – one of the key advantages of acquiring
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On Sept. 9, President Joe Biden announced his administration’s “Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan.” Among the Action Plan’s several prongs are two sets of requirements that could significantly impact numerous Wisconsin construction contractors. The first requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to promulgate COVID-19 rules covering employers with 100 or more employees, which it did on Nov. 4. The second requires federal contractors working on certain contracts to require full vaccination of
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Hello. I am excited to announce that my latest Landlord Boot Camp — recorded November 13, 2021 — is now available as an On Demand video series. The benefits of this On Demand format are many.

  • You can choose just the video(s) that you are interested in, or the entire seminar.
  • You can watch the videos from the safety and convenience of your own home or office during the rental period.*
  • You will receive the searchable PDF manual that

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    Property owners, creditors and other interested parties who have been named in a foreclosure action due to an interest they have in real property may have the right to make a claim for any remaining surplus proceeds.
    When a bank or mortgage loan servicer files for foreclosure, they are generally required to name all necessary parties as defendants in the lawsuit. Necessary parties in foreclosure actions include owners of the property, as well as any other party that holds
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