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Thursday, July 13, 2023 
9:00 am – 12:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)


Understanding Eminent Domain Appraisals
Presented by: Kurt C. Kielisch 

  • Appraisal rights and procedures under Wis. Stats. Chapter 32 
  • Determining real estate valuation 


Participating in the Condemnation Process
Presented by: Adam Bazelon

  • Condemnation process for government use 
  • Hearing and right of appeal 
  • Valuing the property taken 
  • Condemnation process for utility and other quasi-public use 


Understanding Inverse Condemnation
Presented by: Joe T. Malone 

  • Identifying a taking by inverse condemnation 
  • Bringing a claim for inverse condemnation 
  • Defenses to inverse condemnation claims 
  • Valuing taken property 


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Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 Non-HSW CE Hours


Certified Planners:



Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors and 3.0 non-HSW CE hours for architects in Wisconsin.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved HalfMoon Education as a sponsor of continuing education (Sponsor No. J885). This course has been submitted for AIA CES approval and is currently pending. Only full participation is reportable to the AIA CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 3 for Certified Planners.

This webinar has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s Board of Bar Examiners for CLE accreditation, which is currently pending.

Visit this course listing at for updates on pending credits. Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple
attempts allowed).


Adam S. Bazelon

Partner and Member of Axley Brynelson, LLP’s Litigation Practice Group

Mr. Bazelon concentrates his practice on eminent domain and real estate litigation. He routinely represents businesses, landowners, governmental entities and condominium associations. He is also experienced in assisting clients with property tax objections, title defects, commercial lease disputes, construction defects, covenant interpretation and enforcement as well as boundary disputes and adverse possession matters. Mr. Bazelon serves as a commissioner for the Milwaukee County Condemnation Commission. In addition, he is on the Board of Appeals and Ethics Board for the Village of Fox Point and serves as a co-chair for the Real Property Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, coaching baseball and running.

Kurt C. Kielisch, ASA, SR/WA, R/W-AC

President/Senior Appraiser, Forensic Appraisal Group, Ltd.

Mr. Kielisch, has been in the appraisal field since 1984. He is a Certified General Appraiser and licensed in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, & Virginia, and he is a Certified General Real Property Appraiser in the State of Illinois. Also, he has held temporary appraisal licenses in Ohio, Indiana and Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Mississippi, and Missouri, and past Certified General licenses in Michigan, North Dakota, and Wyoming. Mr. Kielisch has authored an appraiser business book titled, The Listing Appraisal Program, and articles for the Communicator magazine, Working RE magazine and the Appraisal Buzz e-zine. He has been quoted in national appraisal magazines, newspapers and has appeared as a guest expert on a local television program. As an educator, Mr. Kielisch has taught appraisal pre-licensing and continuing education courses throughout a multi-state area since 1994. In this field he has authored course curriculum for seven pre-licensing courses and twelve continuing education courses, plus the creation of a two-year professional appraiser training program. Nationally, Mr. Kielisch has served as a consultant in Alaska and Virginia and as an expert witness in an Ohio condemnation case, an Illinois wind siting hearing, and before the Wyoming wind siting council.

Joe T. Malone

Associate Attorney, Fuhrman & Dodge, S.C.

Mr. Malone graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 2015 with a degree in Spanish Language & Hispanic Studies. He graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2019 and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. During law school, Mr. Malone was the Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin International Law Journal. His practice centers on civil litigation, and he has experience in construction litigation, collections, land use, probate disputes, and other areas. He also has experience in reviewing and drafting commercial contracts, estate planning documents and other documents. Mr. Malone has been admitted to practice in Wisconsin courts and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Wisconsin Eminent Domain Law

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This three-hour course provides an analysis of eminent domain law in Wisconsin and explores its effects on the building professions. The course will focus on eminent domain appraisals, the condemnation process for both government and quasi-public use, as well as inverse condemnation claims.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and reference appraisal rights and procedures under Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 32.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to understand the process by which real estate valuations are determined.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe the condemnation process for government, utilities and quasi-public uses, including the hearing, right of appeal and the valuation of property taken.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to recognize a taking by inverse condemnation, understand the process for bringing a claim for inverse condemnation and the possible defenses to such claims.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/04/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.