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Mark A. Shiller

Estate planning Attorney at Milwaukee, WI

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Mark concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning and family wealth counseling and typically assists business owners, professionals, senior executives and other individuals, couples and families who appreciate his thoughtful and creative approaches to their often complicated personal, tax and financial planning challenges.

Mark has experience in the preparation and implementation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance and gift trusts, charitable trusts, family limited partnerships, marital property agreements, powers of attorney and other estate planning techniques. These techniques are often used in combination to help clients achieve their goals of reducing administrative hassles, avoiding taxes, structuring a positive inheritance, incapacity planning, creditor protection and other benefits. When applied to the context of planning involving closely held businesses, Mark assists clients in income tax planning, liability protection, ownership and management succession, and other matters. In addition, Mark often assists his business-owning clients with the incorporation of businesses, preparation of organizational documents, buy-sell and stock restriction agreements, and preparation of partnership and employment agreements.

Mark has been quoted in such publications as Smart Money, Worth and Investment News, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School where he taught business succession planning, and frequently speaks on estate planning topics. His presentations are on a wide variety of subjects and are generally made to groups of attorneys, accountants or other financial professionals, but have also been made to business groups and the general public.

 

Licensed for 28 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1994
Updated 09/08/2022

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Certus Legal Group, Ltd.
10700 W. Research Drive, Suite 165
Milwaukee, WI, 53226

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Certus Legal Group, Ltd.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Wisconsin Madison Law School
  • 2008 - 2011

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Michigan
  • MAE
  • 1993
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Associations

  • Uniform Power of Appointment Act Review Committee
  • Chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Digital Assets Committee
  • 2014 - Present
  • Board of Governors -- Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Wisconsin Bar
  • Chair
  • 2008 - Present
  • Wisconsin UTC Subcommittee
  • 2007 - Present
  • American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2006 - Present
  • Milwaukee Estate Counselors Forum
  • Past President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Milwaukee Estate Planning Association
  • Past President
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Past Chair of Trusts & Estates Section
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyers
  • M Magazine
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Five Star Professional
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Five Star Professional
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Trust Code
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Community Property for Those Just Who Practice Common Law
  • 2014
  • CEO Roundtable
  • Family Wealth Counseling
  • 2011

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Milwaukee Estate planning Lawyer Mark A. Shiller
Mark A. Shiller
Estate planning Attorney
Milwaukee, WI
Licensed for 28 years