Real Estate

CDC Announces New Residential Eviction Moratorium Order Through End of 2020

By: Ethan C. Geis and Michael Van Someren On September 1, 2020, the United States Department of Health and Human Services through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was issuing a nationwide order temporarily halting certain residential evictions. (Order). The Order became effective beginning September 4, 2020 through...

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COVID-19 Waivers: Can They Reduce Your Business Risk?

By: Lisa Kleiner Wood and Ethan C. Geis As states begin to reopen and loosen restrictions on public gatherings and business closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, business managers, event coordinators, and property owners are seeking to get back to a semblance of normalcy. However, at least in the near term, it appears that business will...

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No Hidden Late Fees: Wisconsin Prohibits Residential Landlords from Charging Fees and Penalties for Late Rent Payment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Blake A. Nold and Michael T. Van Someren The coronavirus pandemic has led to the vast majority of states across America issuing orders affecting the rights of landlords, tenants, and financial institutions. Here in Wisconsin, Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #15, placing a temporary ban on eviction actions from March 27, 2020 through May...

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The Rise of Real Estate Funds – How Real Estate Investors Can Efficiently Raise Capital to Facilitate Development and Acquisitions

By: Michael Van Someren and Joseph E. Tierney IV Real estate funds have been on the rise in recent years for a variety of reasons including deregulation, low interest rates, investors seeking a higher return on investment, and a desire by many investors to invest in tangible assets rather than stocks and bonds. With recent economic fallout from...

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Strategies for Landlords in Dealing with Tenants in Light of COVID-19

By: Joseph E. Tierney IV and Michael Van Someren Tenant economic issues due to COVID-19 have been well publicized and programs have been put in place to help tenants. Landlords, on the other hand, feel much of the same pain but that pain has not been well publicized, nor has it been addressed by federal or state programs. While landlords appear...

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To Keep Your Real Estate Deals Moving, Consider a Pause Provision

Within less than a month, the outbreak of COVID-19, and government countermeasures deployed to blunt its effect, has brought a vibrant economy grinding to a halt. In particular, what was a lively commercial real estate market buttressed by strong economic fundamentals, only weeks ago, is beginning to slow due to the uncertainty caused by the...

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