Kraig Byron is a Shareholder in the Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group. Kraig offers many years of experience in the areas of complex business litigation, labor and employment litigation, outdoor advertising law, tax assessments, family law issues, anti-trust matters and general civil litigation. Kraig has been a featured speaker at continuing professional education courses on Wisconsin property law and other related legal issues.
Kraig has presented and argued many cases before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the Western District of Wisconsin and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (See representative cases). He has represented and continues to represent national outdoor advertising companies before the State of Wisconsin, Division of Hearing and Appeals, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court in cases involving property rights, eminent domain, just compensation and challenges to tax assessments.
Kraig has substantial experience in the area of eminent domain, otherwise known as condemnation. Sometimes the government’s need for property comes into conflict with the rights of those who own that property. If the government needs your property in order to take actions designed to protect or advance the health, safety or welfare of the public, it will have the right to take your property. When it does, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States and Article 1, Section 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution both provide that the government must pay just compensation for the property it takes.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Kraig A. Byron