There are a number of ways to implement joint ownership, for example: Co-Tenancy, Co-Ownership or Co-Tenancy Agreement, Formation of Entity, etc. (By William A. Abbott)
William A. Abbott received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, with distinction, in 1973. He was then admitted to Beta Gamma Sigma, a business school honor fraternity, and Phi Kappa Phi, an all-school honor fraternity. He received his law degree, cum laude in, 1975 from the University of Wisconsin and was bestowed with the Order of the Coif, which is given to the top ten percent of each law school class.
Bill has remained current in several areas of the law because he represents individuals and small businesses in a broad range of transactions, including taxation, corporate, buying and selling of businesses, real estate, family law, and trusts and estates. He also has emphasis in real estate appraiser licensing and in representing mental health therapists. Bill has an extensive family law practice and has represented lawyers, doctors, university professors, CPAs, and corporate executives in divorces as well as same sex and unmarried couples in litgation.
Bill has also successfully tried a broad variety of cases to courts and to agencies, such as Wisconsin Circuit Courts, Tax Appeals Commission of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing, Federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Madison Equal Opportunities Commission and State Equal Opprtunities Commission.
In 2006, Bill was given an award as a "Super Lawyer" in Wisconsin in Tax Law by Thomson Reuters and the publishers of Milwaukee Magazine. He recently won a significant case before the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission.
Bill has done extensive volunteer work for the community, including serving on the Board of Energy Services, Inc., serving on the Board of Briarpatch for approximately 16 years and as its vice-president and president, and serving on the Teen Speech Program for the Optimists Club of West Madison for approximately 10 years, as well as having been president of the Middleton Jaycees. He has also served on a condominium board and as president of two airplane flying clubs.
Since he became an Eagle Scout, he has been interested in the outdoors and has backpacked in the Rockies, canoed in Canada, scuba dove in oceans, and rafted wild rivers. He has several times completed the Birkebeiner (cross country ski marathon) and is an avid downhill skier, tennis player, and biker. Bill has two wonderful daughters, Whitney and Meagan.
Principal Residence Exclusion of Federal Income Tax Code Clarified by Regulations. (By William A. Abbott)