Real Estate & Construction

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By: Logan Wood © 2020 Beginning in April of 2020, U.S. citizens began to receive Economic Impact Payments (i.e. stimulus checks) from the Treasury Department due to the impact of COVID-19. In determining the amount each citizen would receive, the Treasury Department relied on the last filed tax returns to identify qualifying individuals and to calculate how much each citizen would receive.  Because the official filing date for taxes for the 2019 filing year has also been extended due to the impact of COVID-19, in some instances the IRS was required to rely on taxes filed for the 2018 tax…
By Attorney Jennifer Hayden of Petrie + Pettit S.C. The Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources has partnered with the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association to provide “direct assistance” for struggling Wisconsin tenants by way of 25 million dollars allocated to agencies across the state. Tenants who meet certain income and need eligibility can apply for the funds through the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association which will then issue payment directly to the Landlord on behalf of the Tenant.  Since this program will require the tenant to apply directly for the monies, if you have not already done so,…
<!– ID Value sectionSlug landlord-tenant baseURL http://petriepettit.com perch_page_path /blog-post.php 0 image excerpt categories Array ( [0] => 12 [1] => 108 ) author_image /admin/resources/tpcandid8828.jpg 1 og_title The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Evers’ Stay-At-Home Order, so I can send notices{…} og_description og_image og_type 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 itemID 496 postID 496 blogID 1 postTitle The Wisconsin Supreme Court Struck Down Governor Evers’ Stay-At-Home Order, So I Can Now Serve{…} postSlug the-wisconsin-supreme-court-struck-down-governor-evers-stay-at-home-order-so-i-can-now-serve-notices{…} postDateTime 2020-05-14 00:00:00 postDescRaw Written by Attorney Jennifer Hayden of Petrie + Pettit The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck…
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By: Thomas A. Griesbach © 2020 In the last few weeks of 2019, Congress passed the SETTING EVERY COMMUNITY UP FOR RETIREMENT ENHANCEMENT ACT OF 2019 (the “SECURE ACT”) which, among other things, made drastic changes to the rules governing inherited retirement accounts. For many of us, our largest assets are our retirement accounts, and so the SECURE ACT greatly affects many of our estate plans. Under the pre-SECURE ACT rules, most individuals who inherited a retirement account could withdraw the funds over their life expectancy, as yearly-required minimum distributions, deferring tax payment and spreading tax liability over many tax…
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s recent decision in Hinrichs v. Dow Chemical Company1 highlights extra-contractual liability for common law misrepresentation and statutory misrepresentation in violation of Wis. Stat. section 100.18, which may be pursued against construction parties. Hinrichs v. Dow Chemical Company Plaintiff Chris Hinrichs and his company Autovation, Ltd. (Hinrichs) develops, manufactures, and installs a product called “JeeTops,” an after-market acrylic skylight panel which can be installed on Jeep Wranglers with a certain type of hardtop. Installation of JeeTop involves application of an adhesive manufactured by Dow Chemical Company (Dow), which had the function of attaching the JeeTop panel…
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By: Attorney Gina C. Ziegelbauer © 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many to think about what-if scenarios and realize they can’t put off end-of-life planning. An estate plan generally includes documents (i.e. will or trust) which direct where your assets will go after you die, and appoint a personal representative (also called an executor) or a trustee to administer your estate after you die. If you have minor children, your will is important to appoint a guardian for your children if both parents die. But it should also include a healthcare power of attorney and power of attorney for…
By: Alison C. Petri © 2020 Recently, the Wisconsin State Board of Aging and Long Term Care set forth suggested options for visiting residents of assisted living, nursing home, and other long term care facilities. In-person visitation may be an option if the resident is at the end of his or her life. However, you will need work directly with administrators at the facility to discuss if such a visit is an option. If allowed, the facility may screen you to ensure you do not have symptoms that could cause risks to residents or employees such as a runny nose,…
The following is a guest post written by Atty. Jennifer Hayden of Petrie + Pettit S.C.  We’ve previously discussed the impact of the recent extension of the Stay at Home Order by Governor Evers.  However, under Section 4024 of the CARES Act, Landlords who have residential tenants in a “covered dwelling” that participates in a “covered housing program” (as defined in section 41411(a) of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 or the rural housing voucher program under section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949 or has a “Federally backed mortgage loan” or a “Federally backed multifamily mortgage loan”,…
I know that everyone is anxious to learn when and how Milwaukee County will be proceeding with evictions in the future.  I have attended several virtual Small Claims Bench/Bar Committee Meetings, which include attorneys representing both landlords and tenants as well as Milwaukee County Judges and Court Commissioners, and those issues are being discussed. Please understand that the courts do not have all of the answers at this point.  This is a work in process.  Just as we all are, the courts are working their way through this pandemic and it’s fallout.  As more information and direction is given by…
As widely reported, Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services extended Wisconsin’s Safer At Home Order through May 26, 2020.  Click below to read the updated Order and for additional information published by Governor Evers’ office clarifying the terms of the updated Order. Resources: Safer At Home Order Safer At Home Order – Frequently Asked Questions The post COVID-19 Update: Safer At Home Order Extended Through May 26th appeared first on Steimle Birschbach, LLC.…
By: Attorney Samuel J. Spurney The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rapid shift to remote working unlike anything experienced before.  While many businesses have scrambled to connect employees remotely using VPN, encrypted email, and other common data protection measures, one crucial in-home data protection practice has undoubtedly been overlooked by many – turning off Siri, Alexa, and other personal digital home assistants during work hours. While Google, Amazon, and other tech companies have attempted to downplay the ability of these devices to record all conversations in your home, these devices are on at all times, are listening to all conversations,…
At Steimle Birschbach, we are dedicated to doing all that we can to help the communities we serve in these difficult times. As heavily reported in the news, to combat the disruption that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused to the general public and to the United States economy, the federal government is in the process of rolling out several programs to provide direct relief to taxpayers and to small businesses. Below are links to information published by the Treasury Department, the Small Business Administration (SBA), the IRS, and the Department of Labor providing guidance on the programs and initiatives that…
When I elected to cover this topic in early March 2020, few anticipated the breadth and scope of the crisis facing the construction industry. So, I hope I can be forgiven if anything that follows is no longer relevant or topical. But, here we go. What started as an overseas health crisis has quickly escalated into a global pandemic. Local, state, and national responses are widespread, total, and indefinite, leaving construction contractors and the business community at large analyzing the next right move and the long-term consequences. In the following best practices and analyses, perhaps some value can be gleaned,…