Keeping owners, managers, and stakeholders up to date on issues affecting their businesses.
When a party is holding property presumed to be abandoned, the holder must file a report with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) summarizing the held property. Failure to file may lead to various financial penalties. Therefore, it is in a holder’s best interest to promptly file an appropriate report.
Clients need to use or let others use real property in ways that occasionally defy easy characterization. Most everyone understands that if you want to occupy a suite in an office building for five years, you sign a “lease”; that you give an “easement” to the utility company to get service to your home; that you occupy a hotel room, parking ramp, or a college football game under a “license.” But what if a company needs its employees to park in its next-door neighbor’s parking lot? Or if a church wants to permit another group to regularly hold meetings in its space? What if a municipality wants to let cell phone providers put antennas on its water towers? And what about billboards?