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    April 04, 2018

    Gain Clear Guidance through Easements and Restrictive Covenants

    Gain expert guidance through the thicket of potential issues that arise with easements and restrictive covenants with Wisconsin Law of Easements and Restrictive Covenants.

    April 4, 2018 – Some easements run with the land, binding all successive owners, others may end on transfer. Some easements are recorded, others are implied or exist by necessity. When land changes hands, the scope of rights previously granted to neighbors, utilities, or other parties is not always crystal clear – inviting litigation.

    You’ll have clear guidance through the persistent – and, at times, perplexing – issues in property transactions, with Wisconsin Law of Easements and Restrictive Covenants from State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®, newly revised for 2018.

    Learn about new developments in case law, including discussion of a recent court of appeals case that concerns the intersection of restrictive covenants and use of property for short-term rental, such as for Airbnb.

    Expert Guidance from Veteran Property Law Attorneys

    Even when litigation does not ensue, easements – actual or potential – come in a dizzying array of forms and pop up in almost every real estate transaction.

    In addition to explaining legal principles and summarizing applicable statutory and case law, Wisconsin Law of Easements and Restrictive Covenants offers an entire chapter devoted to easement drafting techniques, including checklists. The book also includes suggested model forms, for easy use and adaptation.

    Restrictive covenants add their own complications to real estate transactions and are the subject of similarly detailed consideration.

    Weave with Ease through Complex Encumbrances

    Author Jesse Ishikawa covers accidental or incidental easements, as well as issues including administration of easements, allocation of the costs of maintenance and repair, amendment and termination of easements, and special problems that can arise with easements serving condominiums and planned unit developments. Dean B. Richards has contributed chapters on restrictive covenants, covering such issues as standing to enforce a restrictive covenant, necessary parties, waiver, termination, and modification.

    Available Now, How to Order

    Wisconsin Law of Easements and Restrictive Covenantsis available both in print and online via Books UnBound®, the State Bar’s interactive online library. The print book costs $129 for members and $159 for nonmembers (both plus tax and shipping).

    Online access to this resource through Books UnBound costs $159 for members and $199 for nonmembers (single-user prices; call for firm pricing). Subscribers to the State Bar’s automatic supplementation service will receive future updates at a discount off the regular price.

    For more information or to place an order, visit WisBar’s Marketplace, or call the State Bar at (800) 728-7788 or (608) 257-3838.

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