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Brian R. Zimmerman

Brian R. Zimmerman

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  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Collections ...
  • Wisconsin
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My practice is focused on the areas of construction law and real estate, and the unique legal challenges facing these areas.

From construction project disputes, to closing on complicated real estate transactions, I can assist you in resolving your legal needs. I regularly assist clients in contract negotiations, litigation and arbitration, lien filings and disputes, delay and warranty claims, theft by contractor, right to cure, home improvement practices claims, and foreclosure.

In addition to being a lawyer, I hold a degree in Civil Engineering, with a focus in construction project management, and have work experience as an engineering technician on various large transportation, municipal and building construction projects throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

I am happy to discuss your legal challenges with a free phone consultation: 414-727-6250.

Marquette University Law School
J.D. (2009)
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Marquette University
B.S. (2006) | Civil Engineering
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Hurtado Zimmerman SC
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Construction Bills - Legislative Updates
Construction Lawyer - ABA Forum on Construction Law
Kalahari Lawsuit Offers Defect Lessons,
Wisconsin Law Journal/Daily Reporter “Construction Law”
Know Something that Nobody Else Knows – The Economics of Construction
ABA Forum on Construction Law - Annual Meeting
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Wisconsin Construction-Related Legal Issues, Big 10 Construction & Surety Law CLE, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Bar Association
Understanding How Contracts Can Reduce (or Increase) Risk,, Managing Engineering Liability and Ethics Issues, Madison, WI
Halfmoon Education, Inc.,
Know Something that Nobody Else Knows – The Economics of Construction, Annual Meeting of the Forum on Construction Law, New Orleans
ABA Forum on Construction Law
Moderator for plenary session. Serving a construction client means knowing more than just the law. Stand-out construction attorneys understand the business of construction. Led by a team of industry executives, this plenary kicks off the Forum’s mini-MBA program with a thorough discussion of current construction-industry trends, including determinants of investment, strategic planning, competition, and considerations for engaging outside counsel. This session will also explore the economic relationships among and differences between the various participants on construction projects, including the key economic forces driving owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.
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Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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Q. can sellers of home sign deal for land with D.O.T after accepted offer?
A: The issue appears not that they accepted an offer, but did in fact complete a sale of a portion of the property upon which you have a binding offer. Based on their receipt of compensation, it appears they have already transferred a portion of the property to the state. The Real Estate Condition Report requires disclosure of proposed public projects affecting the property under line C.25.

Given the nondisclosures in the Real Estate Condition Report and sale of a portion of the property, you may have rights to termination of the Offer or to seek other remedies. The rights to these remedies may be be time limited. As a result, you should seek review by a real estate attorney promptly to assess your legal rights and advise as to a course of action.

Brian R. Zimmerman

Hurtado Zimmerman SC

1011 N. Mayfair Road | Suite 204

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

P: 414-727-6250
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Q. Have Neighbor that took out line fence on property without my knowledge, now claims 20ft of my property.
A: You would have a claim against your neighbor for trespass and damages for removal of the fence if it was on your property. There may be additional damages for removal of trees.

The first step in these claims is usually to clearly identify the lot line through a survey that locates the original locations of the removed items. Based on the dispute of the lot line, it would be beneficial to be able to clearly identify the lot line and establish your rights.

Brian Zimmerman

Hurtado Zimmerman SC

1011 N Mayfair Road, Suite 204

Q. My neighbor is threatening to sue me over water drainage issues that I believe are self-inflicted. Should I worry?
A: Responsibility for the run-off will depend upon a lot of factors. Understanding your legal rights and responsibilities in this situation before it escalates further would most likely save you time, money and aggravation. A real estate lawyer will be able to advise you further.
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Hurtado Zimmerman SC
1011 N. Mayfair Road
Suite 204
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Telephone: (414) 727-6250