Grafton, Wisconsin Real Estate Lawyers
I graduated from Marquette University Law School, where I served as Editor in Chief and Managing Editor of the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review. I earned my bachelors degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, reading for fun, catching up on...
My practice is focused on protecting individuals’ and businesses’ property rights. Whether those rights are affected by disputes arising out of construction projects, real estate transactions, property insurance disputes, or business matters. Most of my clients are homeowners, construction professionals, and small business owners.
WHY I ENJOY BEING A LAWYER
The aspect of being a lawyer that I enjoy the most is that I am constantly learning new things. I strive to immerse myself into the legal and factual issues of a particular case to better serve my clients. This means that I often find myself out in the...
She lives in West Bend and is actively involved with several groups in the local community, including the Albrecht Free Clinic and West Bend Noon Rotary Club.
Russ joined GRGB in 2016. Prior to joining GRGB, he was the managing attorney of a local creditor’s rights law firm’s litigation department, where he also worked as a paralegal and law clerk during law school. He has substantial trial and appellate experience, and experience with civil litigation involving real estate, property, consumer credit laws, and municipal law. He also has experience in real estate transactions and estate planning.
Russ is a proud Milwaukee native and dedicated to serving the community. He also believes that his...
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Real estate refers to land, as well as anything permanently attached to the land, such as buildings and other structures, and covers more than just the drafting of contracts for the purchase and sale of property. Both federal and state laws regulate real estate transactions. The Federal Fair Housing Act, for example, prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions on account of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Many states have enacted similar legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.
Attorneys in this field may handle leasing issues, landlord-tenant disputes, eviction proceedings and homeowner association (HOA) problems. Other matters within this practice area include title disputes, mortgages, covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes. Many real estate issues can affect both commercial and individual renters and landlords. Real estate lawyers who represent commercial interests may also focus on land use, zoning, environmental law, or eminent domain issues.
Some states provide a certification for lawyers who have demonstrated experience and competency in the practice of real estate law. These attorneys must meet certain educational, experience, and examination requirements to receive the certification as a specialist.
Deed: The legal document that transfers the ownership of real property from one party to another.
Mortgage: A mortgage is a document signed by a borrower when a loan is made that gives the lender a right to take possession of the property if the borrower fails to repay the loan.
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