Edward F. (Foss) Hooper practices comprehensive Estate Planning with an emphasis on techniques that minimize estate taxes for the current generation and that eliminate them for future generations. Mr. Hooper received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. After graduation, Mr. Hooper served as a Captain in the United States Army and was a Senior Systems Engineer for IBM. He attended Marquette University Law School where he received his Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude. Attorney Hooper received the George L. Laikin Award in estate planning, the Joseph I. Swietlik Award in taxation, and the Law Alumni Award for having the highest academic average in his class.
Attorney Hooper is the fourth generation of his family to be a member of the Wisconsin State Bar. He founded Hooper Law Offices as a practice dedicated to estate and wealth transfer planning, with emphasis on dynasty trusts and multigenerational planning. Foss believes in comprehensive, macro planning that combines multiple techniques to form a complete and understandable family plan that addresses the needs of both current and future generations. He also believes in the team approach to estate planning, combining members of the accounting, financial planning, insurance, and estate planning professions into a team of family advisors. Foss believes one of the most important contributions he makes when he develops and implements an estate plan is educating everyone involved. The estate plan will be successful only if everyone on the team, both family members and professional advisors, understands how it works and how it is interrelated to the family’s goals.
Attorney Hooper is a founding member and past President of the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys; a member of Sunbridge Network Advisors; a member of WealthCounsel; and a member of the Business Enterprise Institute, a national organization dedicated to working with teams of advisors to develop comprehensive business exit plans.
Foss and his wife, Mary, have a daughter, Beth, who works as a planning director in Chicago and a son, Ted, who is a CPA in Phoenix.
Licensed since 1996
I have worked with Foss in the estate planning and estate administration fields for over 10 years. Foss is extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with, communicates well with both clients and colleagues, and is a pleasure to work with. Foss is an author and has played an active role as a teacher of estate planning to other attorneys, financial advisors and the general public. He is thoughtful and finds innovative ways to help clients. He is a well respected counselor. I highly recommend Foss for any estate planning and estate administration matters.
Robert Ross Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Law Alumni Award - Highest GPA in Class||Marquette University Law School||1996|
|George L. Laiken Award in Estate Planning||Marquette University Law School||1996|
|Joseph I. Swietlik Award in Taxation||Marquette University Law School||1996|
|Attorney at Law||Hooper Law Office||1996 - Present|
|Senior Systems Engineer||IBM||1969 - 1992|
|Captain||US Army Artillary||1967 - 1969|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|e.Planners||Member||2009 - Present|
|ElderCounsel||Charter Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|The Legacy Builder Institute||Fellow||2007 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||Attorney Member||2004 - Present|
|Valley VNA Senior Services||Board Member||2000 - 2005|
|Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys||Founding Member||1996 - Present|
|National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys||Attorney Member||1996 - 2005|
|Your Life, Your Legacy||Probate and Trust Settlement||2012|
|Winning Ways for Life||Estate Planning||2011|
|Exit Plannning for Business Owners||The Key to Your Future||2009|
|Your Life, Your Legacy||Nursing Homes and Long Term Care||2008|
|Your Life, Your Legacy||Fundimentals of Effective Estate Planning||2005|
|Love, Money, Control||Reinventing Estate Planning||2004|
|Giving||Philanthropy for Everyone||2003|
|Marquette University Law School||Law||Juris Doctor||1996|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Business Administartion||MS - Master of Science||1967|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1966|
|Planning for the Generations||Gun Trusts||2011|
|Wealth Counsel Annual Conference||Developing Client Relationships||2007|