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Condominium Documents, Drafter's Guide to Wisconsin
  • AK0209
  • 978-1-57862-340-2

393+ pp., 3rd ed. 2012
Includes 2016-17 supplement

Learn to avoid problems right from the start

Whether you’re involved in developing a condo project, working with condo owners, or assisting in a condo sale, you’re going to run into issues not found in traditional real estate transactions. Especially when it comes to documents you’ve never encountered before.

For most lawyers, the starting point for such documents is the Wisconsin Condominium Ownership Act. However, the Act is simply not enough. The statutes are often incomplete, ambiguous, or flawed. So how do you avoid drafting documents that will cause problems?

Luckily, there’s help. Jesse S. Ishikawa and Brian W. Mullins, the authors of the Drafter’s Guideto Wisconsin Condominium Documents, know you have to look beyond the Act. They point out its defects and offer practical suggestions on how to draft around them. The Guide will help you avoid issues and problems that have sometimes been overlooked, ignored, or poorly handled in many Wisconsin condominium documents

Get moving in the right direction

Whatever the condominium document at issue — bylaws, articles of incorporation, the declaration, rules, or regulations — the Drafter’s Guide has insightful, nuts-and-bolts advice for handling it.

Get guidance for all these areas:

Chapter 1 - A Short Primer on Condominiums
Chapter 2 - Preliminary Considerations
Chapter 3 - The Declaration
Chapter 4 - The Declaration: Optional Provisions
Chapter 5 - The Condominium Plat
Chapter 6 - Articles and Bylaws
Chapter 7 - Association Rules and Regulations
Chapter 8 - Disclosure Materials
Chapter 9 - Removing Property from the Condominium
Chapter 10 - Adding Property to the Condominium

New in the 2016-2017 supplement

Explore important new developments since the 2014-2015 supplement, including:

  • A new chapter addressing issues commonly faced by declarants, unit owners, and associations after the condominium has been created, such as:
    • Making a smooth transition to unit owner control
    • Dealing with an unreasonable condominium association
    • Amending the declaration
    • Dealing with a physically failing condominium
  • A Wisconsin Supreme Court holding regarding payment of past-due assessments following purchase of a unit at a foreclosure sale

Bonus Materials

The printed version of the Drafter’s Guide includes a CD packed with sample forms, filings, and provisions that meet the statutory requirements and provide the maximum benefit to your client. Those same forms are available online with the digital Books UnBound® version.

Order your copy today!

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