Clair Law News and Articles

CLE Presentation on Riparian and Water Rights

Riparian Rights CLE

Chad Pollard of Clair Law is presenting a live online webinar for Halfmoon Education, focusing on Riparian and Water Rights on Thursday, September 29, 2022 with several other presenters on easements, rights-of-way, and eminent domain issues.

Nearly 30 years ago, in the seminal riparian rights decision, Borsellino v. Kole, Attorney Ed Thompson successfully represented Kole in arguing that the extended lot line method could be applied to piers that meet the shoreline at an angle.

June: The Month for New Beginnings

We previously recognized Elder Law Month in May; reportedly due to the month getting its name from the Latin word for “elders” (which is “maiores” if you were interested). We are now entering into the month of June, which according to another theory, got its name from the Latin word for “juniores”, which roughly translates to “younger” (since it follows the month of May).

Real Estate Attorneys are On Your Side

Home sales reached record levels in Wisconsin during 2020, despite an economic crisis and high unemployment, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. And it shows no signs of slowing down in 2021.

It is a Seller’s Market, with potential buyers submitting bids that are $10,000.00, $20,000.00, or even much more, above the original asking price. This in turn is causing a scarcity in available properties for sale, and it is very likely that prices will continue to rise, due to this demand.

Jennie Palmer Buckbee

Not Exactly the Edgar Allen Poe “Gravesite Toaster”

Who exactly was the “Poe Toaster”? For over seven decades, an unidentified person paid an annual tribute to American author Edgar Allan Poe by visiting the commemorative stone which marks his original grave in Baltimore, Maryland, in the early hours of January 19th, Poe’s birthday. This stranger would pour a glass of Martell cognac and raise a “toast”. He then arranged three red roses on the monument in a distinctive configuration and departed, leaving the unfinished bottle of cognac.

Clair Law: Reopening for In-Person Appointments and Conferences

Effective Monday, March 1, 2021, we will once again be welcoming clients into our Delavan and Lake Geneva offices for scheduled appointments. Our decision is based, in part, on Walworth County moving to Phase 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan on February 18, 2021.
While we will have most of our client meetings either over the telephone or via Zoom meetings at this time, some cases call for in-person, face-to-face conversations. Together, we will determine which meetings can be held in-person on a case-by-case basis.


The comments and opinions expressed in the blog are intended for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Reading or using the information in the blog does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Clair Law Offices, S.C. or any of our attorneys.  The law is constantly changing and therefore the blog may contain dated material. For current law and how it relates to your particular facts and circumstances, consult Clair Law Offices or another qualified attorney licensed in your state.