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Real Estate

Real Estate

Attorney John M. Kelly has been actively involved in developing real property for his own account as well as representing countless individuals in virtually every sort of real estate transaction imaginable. He has handled residential, industrial, and commercial sales and purchases. He has been involved in the subdivision of large real estate parcels. He has also been involved in numerous condominium projects, both for developers and for individual condominium owners. Attorney John M. Kelly's background in this area is extensive and spans his 42 year legal career. Call Kelly & Brand, Attorneys at Law, LLC today with all of your real estate law needs.

Boundary and Easement Disputes

Occasionally, adjacent property owners disagree over the legal boundary separating property lines. Additionally, existing easements may come under dispute for their location, size, or permitted use. Easements can allow for an individual to use a certain area of property for a specific purpose, or they can prohibit certain activities from taking place on a property. Easements can be express and reduced to writing, or implied by necessity. To complicate things even further, easements and other small parcels of land may be transferred to neighboring property owners under the doctrine of adverse possession. Each of these possibilities has their own unique set of legal requirements. If you are in the process of establishing, maintaining, or contesting property boundaries or easements, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of a qualified attorney; call Kelly & Brand, Attorneys at Law, LLC today.

Condominium Ownership and Development

Condominium ownership and development has steadily increased since the first statutes governing this process were enacted in 1963. Today, condominium development is governed by Chapter 703 of the Wisconsin Statutes, otherwise known as the Condominium Ownership Act. Whether you are a developer, seller, or buyer, there are many aspects of the Act that dictate everything from sale disclosure requirements to condominium association membership agreements.

Developers must establish the condominium by filing a "condominium declaration" and all condominium associations must be properly established corporations with the requisite bylaws and articles of incorporation. Individual unit sellers must be mindful of the disclosure requirements of the sale of residential real property as established by state law. Potential buyers and tenants should remain informed as to the rules and regulations of their particular condominium association, as well as what fees and services can be charged to them as monthly "assessments" by the association. In order to accurately understand the nuances of Wisconsin condominium law, it is in your best interest to seek the expert opinion of an experienced attorney. Call John M. Kelly, Attorney at Law, LLC today.

Zoning and Land Use

How you may be allowed to use your property depends to no small degree upon how the property is zoned. Sometimes a property will require re-zoning or a variance to permit a specific use. Whether the rezoning or variance is granted or rejected by the appropriate governmental body may turn on whether or not that body's decision was arbitrary and capricious and reflected the exercise of its will rather than sound and reasoned judgment. Attorney John M. Kelly is a veteran of countless zoning battles and has the tools necessary to assist you in this area.