Clair Law Offices News and Articles

Banks Beware: Despite “AS IS” clause, homebuyer wins due to Bank’s “misrepresentation”

January 6, 2016
 
As a continuing free service, Clair Law Offices, S.C. thought you might be interested in a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision issued on December 23, 2015, involving financial institutions, foreclosures, and sales of real estate after obtaining a foreclosure judgment.
 
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Clair Law Offices to Argue on Behalf of Financial Lenders Before Wisconsin Supreme Court

WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT ARGUMENT – UPCOMING
 
CLAIR LAW OFFICES TO ARGUE ON BEHALF OF FINANCIAL LENDERS
BEFORE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT
 
The Wisconsin Supreme Court granted a Petition for Review filed by Clair Law Offices on behalf of one of our financial institution clients after the Court of Appeals ruled against the financial institution and in favor of a condominium association.
 

Do You Know What Might Be Hiding in that Real Estate Listing Contract?

“Don’t sign anything until an attorney has an opportunity to review the document”
 
That includes listing contracts, and here’s one example why.
 
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On July 10, 2015, a real estate company received a $378,000 commission without actually selling the property. The Wisconsin Supreme Court made the decision based on the language of the listing agreement between the seller and the realtor and the “enforceable contract” in place against the buyer. Ash Park LLC v. Re/Max Select LLC (July 7, 2015).
 

Clair Law Offices Recognized in 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminant Lawyers

March 4, 2015

Clair Law Offices has been listed in the 2015 Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers as one of the nation's preeminent law firms.  For over 90 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community's most distinguished professionals.  The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field. 

Bank Must Sell "Abandoned" Properties Quickly After Obtaining Foreclosure Judgment

As a continuing free service, Clair Law Offices, S.C. thought you might be interested in a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision involving financial institutions, foreclosures, and how quickly financial institutions must sell “abandoned properties” after obtaining a foreclosure judgment.
 
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On February 17, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided the case of Bank of New York Mellon v. Carson.
 

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