Real Estate
Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Implications of the Biden Proposal

Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Implications of the Biden Proposal

On April 28th, 2021, President Biden revealed a slew of tax proposals. One of these proposals involved curtailing the use of a long-standing planning tool -- the Tax Deferred Like-Kind Exchange. Flowing from Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, Section 1031 exchanges are a key component of the investment real estate market, especially for...

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Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Run Aground

Don’t Let Your Supply Chain Run Aground

By: Timothy J. Feldhausen On March 23, 2021, the container vessel Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, grounded in the Suez Canal for nearly 5 days, blocking traffic through one of the busiest and most important commercial sea lanes in the entire world.  The cost of this single incident is being measured in billions of...

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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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