Real Estate & Construction

Hello. I am excited to announce that my latest Landlord Boot Camp — recorded November 2022 — 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 convenience of your own home or office during the rental period.*
  • You will receive the searchable PDF manual that accompanies the video(s)

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    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently proposed a rule that would ban the use of noncompete clauses in employment contracts.  Noncompete clauses have faced increased scrutiny by the FTC and the proposed rule is part of the FTC’s larger effort to promote competition and protect consumer welfare.

    The FTC and other proponents of the abolition allege that noncompete clauses reduce employee mobility and lead to reduced innovation and higher prices for consumers. By banning noncompete clauses, the FTC hopes
    Continue Reading Noncompete Agreements in the Crosshairs: What Business Owners and Employees Need to Know

    If you are asking yourself this question, there are generally two main issues that you need to be concerned with: (1) Has the tenant surrendered the rental unit (i.e. vacated and has no need to come back to clean, pick up personal property, or for any other reason); and (2) Has the tenant abandoned any remaining personal property. In this post we will discuss the second issue: Has the tenant abandoned their personal property?
    If you have not yet read
    Continue Reading I Think That My Tenant Has Surrendered the Rental Unit, What Do I Do Now? PART 2: Abandoned Personal Property

    Specific language in construction contracts often determines the outcome of construction litigation, affecting a contractor’s overall liability and ultimately, their bottom line. Like other states, Wisconsin prohibits many types of clauses within construction contracts. However, Wisconsin has not completely limited indemnification clauses. Wisconsin’s statutory prohibitions can be confusing to those who are unfamiliar with Wisconsin construction law, including new or small construction businesses or businesses from other states performing occasional work within Wisconsin. Section 779.135 Two main statutes for
    Continue Reading 101: Clauses Prohibited in Construction Contracts

    In an ideal world, the tenant would return their keys, remove all personal property (including trash), and leave the rental unit spotless. Then it would be clear that the tenant has surrendered the rental unit and, as there wouldn’t be any personal property remaining, there would be nothing to debate its abandonment. Unfortunately, that rarely happens.

    In this situation, there are generally two main issues: (1) Has the tenant surrendered the rental unit (i.e. vacated and has no need
    Continue Reading My Tenant Has Vacated the Rental Unit, What Do I Do Now?

    In April of 2022, Governor Tony Evers signed into law 2021 Wisconsin Act 258, introducing significant changes to the law governing Wisconsin limited liability companies (LLCs). On January 1, 2023, the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act will govern Wisconsin LLCs (WULLCL).

    How Does This Change Affect My Current LLC?

    For currently formed Wisconsin LLCs or LLCs created on or before December 31, 2022, you have three options:

    1) File a Statement of Nonapplicability with the Wisconsin Department of
    Continue Reading Business Owner Alert: Limited Liability Company Law Changes Coming in 2023

    My next Landlord Boot Camp for the AASEW will be held on Saturday November 12, 2021.  This Boot Camp will be in-person and streamed virtually.  You choose the format that best serves you. 

      • Attendees will receive a searchable 100 page + PDF Boot Camp manual, making it easier to search and reference items in the future.
      • A recording will be available to attendees for 14 days after the event to re-watch portions that you want a deeper understanding of.

      Continue Reading The Next Landlord Boot Camp Will Be Held On Saturday, November 12, 2022

      In a recent decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court diminished the statutory mandate that any waiver document waives all present and future construction lien rights, unless “specifically and expressly” limited to a “particular portion” of the “labor, services, materials, plans, or specifications.” In
      Great Lakes Excavating, Inc. v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.,1 a handwritten insertion of the word “Partial” in the title, and a specific dollar amount that conflicts with unambiguous printed waiver terms, may now preserve all
      Continue Reading More Pitfalls of Partial Construction Lien Waivers
      The post Attorney Andrew Steimle – Just the Facts 9/21/2022 – Items to Consider if Buying or Selling a Business in 2022 appeared first on Steimle Birschbach, LLC.
      Continue Reading Attorney Andrew Steimle – Just the Facts 9/21/2022 – Items to Consider if Buying or Selling a Business in 2022

      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
      Continue Reading We Are Hiring – Business, Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorney – Manitowoc, WI

      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
      Continue Reading Corporate Transparency Act: New Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirements

      ​​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
      Continue Reading Don’t Forget Your Sunblock and Contract Clauses When Your Client Goes Outside Wisconsin for Their Next Project

      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
      Continue Reading Biden Mandates Project Labor Agreements on Large-Scale Federal Construction Projects
      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.
      Continue Reading Attorney Alison Petri – Just the Facts 5/25/22 – Unique Estate Planning Considerations for Adult Children with Disabilities