Dane County, Wisconsin Estate Planning Lawyers

Daniel J. Krause
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
8383 Greenway Blvd
#600
Middleton, WI 53562
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
NYU School of Law
Founder of Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC, Dan has helped thousands of families with estate planning and estate administration since 1999. A retired Army Major and JAG Officer, Dan is a board-certified Estate Planning Law Specialist. He is certified by The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., the sole American Bar Association accredited organization to bestow this distinction.

Dan and his law partner, Nelson Donovan, wrote the book _Estate Planning in Wisconsin: Privacy, Protection and Taking Control_, published in 2017. It is an easy-to-understand primer for non-experts, covering the basics of estate planning, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

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Dera L. Johnsen-Tracy
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(608) 829-2525 Estate Planning Center of Wisconsin
8446 Excelsior Drive, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53717
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Marquette University Law School
Attorney Dera L. Johnsen-Tracy is a shareholder and co-founder of Horn & Johnsen SC. Dera is a graduate of Marquette University Law School and focuses her legal practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and guardianship. Prior to completing law school, Dera gained 14 years of legal experience as a paralegal in Texas and Wisconsin. Dera’s extensive experience provided a strong and practical client-centered foundation for her legal practice. She strives to meet the needs of her clients in a personal and efficient manner. In furtherance of her passion for helping families plan, Dera is an active participant...
Nelson Donovan
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
8383 Greenway Blvd
#600
Middleton, WI 53562
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Nelson W. Donovan has spent a lifetime talking to audiences. First as a military aviation instructor and more recently, about the importance of estate planning, tailoring plans for his clients, and writing on this subject. Nelson is also a JAG attorney for the US Army Reserves.

Nelson’s experience as a wartime aviator, military instructor pilot, and airline captain, offers our clients steady precision. He acquired his fiscal savvy from his time as a licensed financial advisor, and an ethical outlook working for the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Office of Lawyer Regulation.

A UW Law School graduate, Nelson integrates his extensive professional experience...
Daniel B Purtell
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(608) 833-4001 7633 Ganser Way
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53719
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
University of Wisconsin Law School
He is the co-author of Your Life, Your Legacy (2003) and has written numerous published articles on various estate planning topics. Attorney Purtell is an active member of WealthCounsel, the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys (past-President), the Madison Estate Council, the State Bar of Wisconsin (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section), and the Dane County Bar Association. He is also committed to his community through involvement in the Optimist Club of Cross Plains (past-President), being an active parish member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, and through his appointment to the Chair of the Personnel Committee for the Village...
Chantelle M Ringe
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(608) 244-1354 5250 East Terrace Dr Suite 130
Madison, WI 53718
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
DePaul College of Law
Chantelle M. Ringe’s practice focuses on estate planning, elder law, planning for individuals with special needs, adult guardianships, small business matters and real estate transactions. Chantelle works with elders and families of elders who are in need of long-term care, individuals who have special needs, and individuals looking to establish an estate plan that is tailored to their unique concerns and goals. Chantelle also advises individuals in the administration of trusts and probate estates, and frequently assists individuals with business organization, business succession plans and real estate-related matters.
Juscha EM Robinson
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(608) 251-0101 122 W. Washington Ave
Ste 900
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Kristen Elizabeth Lehker
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 256-1480 123 E Doty St
#303
Madison, WI 53703
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Boston University School of Law
Matthew Underwood
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 7 years experience
(608) 571-4464 6041 Monona Drive, Suite 101
Monona, WI 53716
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney Matthew Underwood is an estate planning and business attorney at Underwood Legal, LLC. Matt helps families, individuals, and businesses take hold of their future with customized planning and advice. Matt’s goal is to empower you to understand your planning decisions so you can take ownership of your plan and proceed in life with feelings of comfort and accomplishment.

Matt earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Patricia McKinney-Lins
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(608) 661-4500 401 Charmany Drive
Ste. 310
Madison, WI 53719
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Patricia McKinney-Lins focuses on family and business estate planning and probate. She is part of the Neider & Boucher, S.C. law firm, located on Madison's west side, with an office in Spring Green, Wisconsin. She is dedicated to serving families as well as small business owners, including family farm business owners. Patricia started her practice in 1986, practiced estate planning, real estate and probate for several years, took time off with her children and has been back to full-time practice since 2011. Patricia enjoys helping her clients organize their affairs to simplify the process of protecting themselves...
Cathleen A. Dettmann
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(608) 836-6400 1424 North High Point Road
Middleton, WI 53562
Estate Planning and Business
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I focus my practice on complex business litigation and transactional work including partnership disputes, franchise and fair dealership issues, theft of trade secret issues, copyright disputes and breach of fiduciary duty cases, among others. My practice also includes a substantial amount of contract drafting, business start-up work, and business succession and estate planning.
Kristen Elizabeth Lehker
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Tara Lea Nielsen
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(608) 259-2358 44 E. Mifflin Street, 10th Floor
P.O. Box 1807
Madison, WI 53701
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Workers' Comp
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Marsha Tesar
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(608) 846-2200 200 S. Main Street
DE FOREST, WI 53532
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Robert E. Nennig Jr.
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 661-4333 6418 Normandy Ln
Suite 225
Madison, WI 53719
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Randall J Andersen
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(608) 833-0077 1 Point Place, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53719
Estate Planning, Business, Family and Real Estate
Wake Forest University School of Law
Randall J. Andersen has 24 years of experience representing individuals, businesses and cooperatives in a wide variety of civil legal matters. He provides general counsel and legal services for businesses, including business acquisitions, entity formation, employment law matters, the drafting of contracts and legal agreements, real estate transactions, condominium law, business litigation and enforcement of creditor's rights. Legal services provided for individual clients include estate planning and probate administration, real estate transactions, family law, and litigation. He is an active member and former president of Madison Horizons Rotary Club, member of Wisconsin Agri-Service Association, and the Madison Estate Council.
Michelle T. L. Hernandez
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 824-9540 8215 Greenway Blvd., Ste. 590
Middleton, WI 53562
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Attorney Michelle T.L. Hernandez has sixteen years of legal experience and has always focused her legal practice in the area of estate planning. Michelle utilizes her extensive skills to provide her clients with customized estate plans that gives them peace of mind in knowing that they have implemented a plan that will protect their assets while they are alive, transfer their assets in the most effective manner to their loved ones, and is consistent with her clients objectives. Michelle strives to keep her clients legal expenses and tax burden at a minimum. Michelle is an active member of the American...
Ethan T. Miller
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(608) 256-7902 330 E Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Nathan Dosch
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(608) 661-4500 440 Science Drive Suite
Suite 300
Madison, WI 53711
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Marquette University
Kerry Kvalheim
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer with 28 years experience
(608) 744-2402 400 SOUTH MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 817
CUBA CITY , WI 53703
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
Terese M. Hansen
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(608) 772-3939 111 E. Verona Avenue
Verona, WI 53593
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Michael J Briggs
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(608) 835-0914 1519 Storytown Rd
Oregon, WI 53575-2521
Estate Planning
I have been practicing since 1975. My areas of concentration are: family law; residential real estate; wills, estate planning, and probate; elder law; and appellate work.
James Neil Graham
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 663-6464 6401 Odana Rd
Madison, WI 53719
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Matthew L Krueger
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 203-9351 P.O. Box 620301
Middleton, WI 53562
Estate Planning and Business
Matthew Suing
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 327-4200 2009 West Beltine Hwy, Suite 102
Madison, WI 53713
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Shayna W. Borakove
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 833-4001 7633 Ganser Way
Suite 100
Madison, WI 53719
Estate Planning
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 258-4990 150 East Gilman Street
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning and Tax
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 837-7386 100 Wilburn Rd
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Estate Planning
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 798-3521 2305 Main St
Cross Plains, WI 53528
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 244-1354 2010 Eastwood Dr
Madison, WI 53704
Estate Planning
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 258-4265 150 East Gilman Street
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning, Business and Securities
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 252-9340 2 E Mifflin St
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 258-4269 150 East Gilman Street
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning and Entertainment & Sports
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 244-1354 2010 Eastwood Dr
Madison, WI 53704
Estate Planning and Elder
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 258-4785 150 East Gilman Street
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning and Tax
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 251-5047 551 W Main St
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 423-3254 152 W Main St
Cambridge, WI 53523
Estate Planning, Collections and Real Estate
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 837-7386 100 Wilburn Rd
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Estate Planning
Sverre David Roang
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Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 255-4440 33 E Main St
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning and IP
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 258-4660 131 W Wilson St
Madison, WI 53703
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Lawyer
(608) 244-1354 2010 Eastwood Dr
Madison, WI 53704
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Dane County, WI Estate Planning Attorney
(608) 423-3286 113 E Main St
Cambridge, WI 53523
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.