Author Archives: WLR

ATC & DOT Effort to Revoke Land Rights Defeated

Through the grassroots efforts of small landowners threatened by condemnation and the work of organizations such as the Wisconsin Realtors Association, as well as many others, anti-landowner provisions inserted into the Wisconsin State budget have been removed. The provisions would have revoked important rights of small landowners who face condemnation by making it impractical or

JFC Vote Threatens WI Landowner Rights

On Tuesday May 31, 2011, the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) advanced a proposal to gut key protections for landowners when property is taken from them against their wishes for roads, power lines, sewers or similar projects. These protections were put in place in the mid-1970’s after the legislature studied and re-studied eminent

Appraisal Institute Eminent Domain Seminar

Good day everyone. Once more this year the Appraisal Institute in Wisconsin will be holding anĀ Eminent Domain seminarĀ on May 25, 2011 at its offices in Butler, WI. This has always been an excellent exchange of current issues and an opportunity for those of us working in condemnation law to meet and interact. I will be