Sarah Lynn Ruffi

Sarah Lynn Ruffi

  • Business Law, Collections, Landlord Tenant ...
  • Wisconsin
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You won't find business as usual around here!

The Ruffi team understands how distracting and time consuming legal needs can be. Sarah Ruffi founded Ruffi Law Offices, S.C. in 2004 with a clear vision to create a law practice with a broad base of business law experience designed to make legal issues worry-free. Sarah strives to give all of her clients peace of mind by being their in-house counsel at the other end of the telephone line.

Marquette University Law School
J.D. (1996) | Law
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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
MBA (1993) | M.B.A. in Business (Marketing)
Honors: Mu Kappa Tau
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Marquette University
B.S. (1990) | Marketing & Finance
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Excellence in Teaching Award
Upper Iowa University
Taught Business Law class
Professional Associations
Wisconsin State Bar  # 1024317
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Litigation, Intellectual Property and Small Firm Sections
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Marathon County Bar Association
- Current
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American Association for Justice
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Intellectual Property
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Legal Answers
Q. We are in WI. We are month to month lease. Landlord told us on 10/1/20 that we must move 11/1/20.
A: Yes, he can. The CDC moratorium only applies to a landlord evicting a tenant due to the tenant's failure to pay rent if the tenant can prove certain things, including that the tenant's inability to pay rent arose from COVID-19 and the tenant has attempted to obtain money to pay the rent. A landlord can proceed to terminate a tenancy for reasons unrelated to the tenant's failure to pay rent.
Q. Have Neighbor that took out line fence on property without my knowledge, now claims 20ft of my property.
A: From my standpoint, the first question to ask is how long the fence that the neighbor removed was on the property line. The second step is to have a survey completed to determine the actual property lines. If the fence was maintained for more than 20 consecutive years, you may have a claim of ownership by adverse possession if the survey disclosed a line different than the fence location.
Q. Do attorneys have to keep your files for a certain amount of time? What if they had something they never gave you?
A: Since you asked the question under the heading of real estate law, I presume that the "title" is a deed conveying an interest in a parcel of real estate. Lawyers are not required to keep files indefinitely. The best practice for lawyers is to set forth their file retention policy in their retainer agreements. You should check you retainer agreement to see what it says.

If I am correct that the "title" is a deed, you should be able to get a copy of the recorded document from the Register of Deeds office in the county where the property is located for a nominal charge.
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Contact & Map
627 Jackson St
Wausau, WI 54403
Telephone: (715) 843-0800
Fax: (715) 843-0812