Scam Affecting Real Estate Owners

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal recently reported on an investigation they conducted into a scam which tries to trick homebuyers into buying useless documents.  The report states that private companies are sending letter to new homebuyers requesting an $83 fee to receive copies of their deed and othe rpublicly available information.  The letters look official, and […]

Wisconsin Law Adopts Modified Uniform Trust Code

Earlier this month, the Governor signed 2013 Wisconsin Act 92, which replaces the Wisconsin Trust Code and adopts a modified version of the Uniform Trust Code.  Many of these changes will bring Wisconsin law in conformity with other states. The new law has many changes to the trust code.  Some of the more interesting provisions […]

Creating a Legacy Estate Planning Seminar

Attorney Richard Hauser is a featured speaker at “Creating a Legacy: Estate Planning Seminar,” hosted by the Door County Land Trust.  Attorney Hauser, along with Grace Rossman, certified financial planner at Thrivent Financial, will do an overview presentation and answer questions from the audience.  The event is free and also gives participants the opportunity to […]

Remote Texter Could Be Found Liable For Distracted Driving

Everyone knows the dangers of texting and driving.  We unfortunately hear on the news too often of accidents caused by inattentive driving.  However, a recent New Jersey Court of Appeals case concluded that a person sending text messages has a duty to not text someone who is driving if the texter knows, or has special […]

Wisconsin State Treasury Has Over $400 Million in Unclaimed Property

Wisconsin law requires that business and other organizations report unclaimed property to the State of Wisconsin.  In 2013, the State has already returned almost $20 million in unclaimed property to the rightful owners. Businesses and other organizations are required to report unclaimed money that has remained unclaimed by the owner for more than five years.  […]

Sturgeon Bay: Bicycle Friendly Community

It’s not a surprise that many tourists and local residents choose to travel through Door County on bicycle.  Biking provides great exercise and an excellent view of the scenery in our beautiful county. Around Sturgeon Bay, we have noticed an increase in bicycle lanes, including on Oregon and Michigan Streets, as well as Egg Harbor […]

Attorneys Jon Pinkert and Amy Sullivan Featured Guest Speakers

Attorneys Jon Pinkert and Amy Sullivan were recently featured as guest speakers for Sturgeon Bay High School’s Business & Personal Law Class.  Teacher Michelle Gibson’s class is aligned with NWTC, which allows students to receive free college credits for completing the course.  Attorneys Pinkert and Sullivan presented on tort law, employment law, and consumer protection, […]

Proposed Legislation Could Impact Landlord-Tenant Laws

A proposed bill pending in the Wisconsin Legislature would allow landlords to serve eviction actions by postal mail, fast-track eviction trials, and give landlords more options to deal with personal property left behind by evicted tenants.  If passed, the bill would allow landlords to presume that personal property left behind by evicted tenants was abandoned […]