Short Sale vs. Deed in Lieu vs. Foreclosure Differences in Wisconsin

As a Wisconsin Real Estate attorney and Waukesha and Milwaukee Foreclosure lawyer,  A common question that comes up in the free phone consults we offer is “the bank started a foreclosure against me- what are my options?” While the answer to that question usually is the crux of the phone call, it pretty much goes... Continue Reading →

Brendan McAvoy has started a donation page for the Alzheimer’s Association “Longest Day” drive.

Dear Friends and Family, and Blog Readers, I, Brendan McAvoy, am participating in a fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association® called The Longest Day®. To show my love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease, I'm raising funds and awareness to advance Alzheimer's care, support and research. Will you help by making a donation on my fundraising... Continue Reading →

McAvoy & Murphy, Waukesha area attorneys, receive Top 40 under 40 award

On behalf of the Startup Stream, we wish a congratulations to both Attorney Brendan McAvoy and Attorney Thomas Murphy for being awarded the prestigious Top 40 under 40 recognition by the National Advocates.  Both attorneys received their recognition for dedication, excellence, and contributions to the practice areas of Immigration Law, Bankruptcy Law and Wills, Trusts and... Continue Reading →

Can I lose my interest in my property? Do I have a future interest in any real estate? (Part 2 in a series on real estate ownership and transfer)

In part 1 of this series on real estate ownership and transfer, we had left off with a discussion of the types of freehold interests one has with regards to his or her ownership interest in property. The last type of fee simple we had discussed was the Fee simple determinable: a conveyance that creates... Continue Reading →

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy- Voluntary Repayment Plan for Individuals with Regular Income

[DISCLAIMER: This may be considered attorney advertising] When many people think about Bankruptcy, they are thinking about liquidation, also known as chapter 7 bankruptcy, and all the worries about exemptions that come with it. Many common questions we get from potential clients include the following: I make more than Wisconsin’s median income level, so I... Continue Reading →

Posner’s Reflections on Judging: A Discussion of Legal Style

While immersing myself  in Judge Posner’s Reflections on Judging, again I found myself interested in his discussion on the differences between the concepts of legal realism and legal formalism. In this reading, Judge Posner explains how many judges use both the competing schools of formalism and realism, and usually judges use a mixture of the... Continue Reading →

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