Practice Areas

Business Law

Schmitz, Ophaug & Blumhoefer, LLP provides business clients with a full range of legal services. This includes choosing and organizing the appropriate business entity, preparing organizational documents, maintaining corporate records, handling the acquisition or sale of a business, and navigating the buyout of a partner, member, or shareholder. We also advise clients on their daily business activities, including employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and commercial transactions.

Estate Planning and Probate

Our attorneys assist clients with estate planning and probate needs. We draft wills, trusts, health care directives, and powers of attorney in order to carry out our clients’ desires, while minimizing estate and gift taxes. We work extensively with clients who wish to pass the family farm or closely-held business on to the next generation. We also provide a full range of legal work in connection with probating a will and distributing a decedent’s assets.

Real Estate

Our firm represents clients in a broad range of real estate matters, including the purchase, sale, financing, and leasing of property ranging from single-family homes to complex commercial and industrial properties. Other real estate matters include easements, title examinations and title insurance, quiet title actions, land registration proceedings, closings, and like-kind exchanges.

Townhome and Condominium Law

Our attorneys assist townhome and condominium associations and their boards with a variety of issues. We draft and amend governing documents and advise boards on the enforcement of rule violations. Along with our real estate practice, we also represent clients in the purchase and sale of townhome and condominium units.

Township Law

Schmitz, Ophaug & Blumhoefer, LLP regularly represents townships in the Northfield and surrounding areas with a wide range of issues, including land use regulation, annexation and disputes with neighboring municipalities, road establishment and vacation, and cartway proceedings.