Endorsed by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
In 2010, the New York Times reported on fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg’s plans to spend eternity on her beloved 100-acre farm by adding a family cemetery to the property.1 And Wisconsinites have similar options for home burial under state law. But what happens when the land they’re peacefully resting in changes hands?
Find out how to advise your clients when they encounter cemetery plots, burial mounds, or other burial sites on real property they’d like to purchase (or on property they’ve already purchased). At Burial Sites and Burial Mounds in Real Estate Transactions, Steven J. Frassetto will provide an overview of the laws protecting human burial grounds.
You’ll learn more about:
- Federal laws protecting Native American burial sites
- Relevant Wisconsin statutes and administrative regulations
- How to obtain authorization for projects within known burial sites
- Landowner rights and responsibilities with respect to burial sites and remains
- Potential tax exemptions for landowners with burial sites on their property
This is a unique opportunity to familiarize yourself with an area of law that is often overlooked and can be difficult for the uninitiated to traverse. Be better prepared to confront situations where property interests and burial places collide with help from Burial Sites and Burial Mounds in Real Estate Transactions.
1 Did I Mention the Graves Out Back?