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.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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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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Legal Answers
31 Questions Answered

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.
Q. Adult child dies after being raised by father and stepmother. Does the mother still have right to 50% of his estate?
A: Based upon the question, I presume that mother never gave up her parental rights. Therefore, if he had no spouse, no children and no Will, that is generally how it works under Wisconsin's intestacy statutes.
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Contact & Map
627 Jackson St
Wausau, WI 54403
Telephone: (715) 843-0800
Fax: (715) 843-0812