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Evan is a founding attorney and managing member with Lin.Liebmann LLC. He practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Corporate / Business matters. Evan has been certified as an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC).
Evan has been named to the 2015 and 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list as one of the top lawyers in Wisconsin by the publishers of Super Lawyers® Magazine. Each year, only 5% of the attorneys in Wisconsin achieve this honor. Evan had previously been named to the Wisconsin Rising Stars list five times in Estate Planning and Probate by the same publication. Evan has also received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating Service, the highest rating available, reflecting an attorney who has achieved the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest level of skill and integrity. The AV® Preeminent™ rating is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification standards, procedures and policies.
Evan graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University of Chicago in 1995 with a bachelors degree in business, majoring in accounting, and subsequently graduated in the top 15% of his class, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1998. While in law school, Evan received the State Bar of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Law School award for highest achievement in his Federal Estate / Gift Tax class and his Corporate Tax class.
Evan is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has been an adjunct faculty member in the paralegal program at NWTC teaching a class in Estate Planning and Probate Administration. Evan is also frequently invited to speak at seminars for attorneys, accountants and other financial professionals regarding estate planning matters.
Evan’s professional affiliations include serving as Past President of the Green Bay Estate Planning Forum, Vice-President of the Board of the Estate Planning Council of Northeast Wisconsin, and Past President of the Brown County Bar Association. Evan is also a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Evan has also volunteered his time for a number of community organizations and charities, including serving on the Board of Education of Notre Dame Academy, the Board of Directors of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the American Heart Association, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin and the Friends of St. Vincent Hospital Foundation. Evan has also participated in the Wisconsin Wills for Heroes pro bono program sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin which provides free wills, financial powers of attorneys and advance health care directives to publicly employed and volunteer first responders and their spouses / partners.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Wisconsin Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers® Magazine - Thomson / Reuters||2016|
|Wisconsin Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers® Magazine - Thomson / Reuters||2015|
|Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®)||National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC)||2015|
|AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell®||2015|
|Wisconsin Rising Stars||Super Lawyers® Magazine - Thomson / Reuters||2012|
|Wisconsin Rising Stars||Super Lawyers® Magazine - Thomson / Reuters||2011|
|Wisconsin Rising Stars||Super Lawyers® Magazine - Thomson / Reuters||2010|
|Wisconsin Rising Stars||Super Lawyers® Magazine - Thomson / Reuters||2008|
|Wisconsin Rising Stars||Super Lawyers® Magazine - Thomson / Reuters||2006|
|Federal Estate and Gift Taxation Highest Grade||CALI||1998|
|Corporate Taxation Highest Grade||CALI||1997|
|Adjunct Professor||Northeast Wisconsin Technical College||2003 - 2005|
|Tax Associate||Deloitte & Touche||1998 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Estate Planning Council of Northeast Wisconsin||Board of Directors / Vice-President||2000 - Present|
|Green Bay Estate Planning Forum||Past President||1999 - Present|
|Brown County Bar Association||Board of Directors / Past President||1999 - Present|
|Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1998 - Present|
|American Institute of Certified Public Accountants||Member||1999 - 2013|
|LawClips||The 2010 Tax Relief Act - Estate Planning for 2011, 2012 and Beyond...||2011|
|LawClips||The Schiavo Aftermath - Establishing the Need for Advance Health Care Directives||2005|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Loyola University Chicago||Business Administration||BBA||1995|
|North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Benefits Conference||Estate Planning - The Fundamentals||2016|
|NAIFA Northeastern Wisconsin - Mega CE Day||Estate Planning Under the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act..."After" the Sunset||2015|
|NAIFA Northeastern Wisconsin - Mega CE Day||Estate Planning Under the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act..."After" the Sunset||2014|
|Estate Planning||Estate / Gift Tax Update & The Importance of Estate Planning||2013|
|Cape Financial Group 4th Annual Investment Workshop||Estate / Gift Tax Update & The Importance of Estate Planning||2013|
|30th Annual Financial Planning Association Symposium of Northeast Wiscosnin||Estate Planning Under the 2012 Taxpayer Relief Act..."After" the Sunset||2013|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts||2011|
|Institute for Learning in Retirement||Wills, Revocable Trusts, Marital Property Law and Related Estate Planning Potpourri||2011|
|National Business Institute Seminar||The Probate Process From Start to Finish||2010|
|Institute for Learning In Retirement||Wills, Revocable Trusts, Marital Property Law and Related Estate Planning Potpourri||2010|
|IMA Meeting||Estate Planning||2010|
|Financial Planning Association of Northeast Wisconsin Symposium||Flexible Estate Planning In Uncertain Times||2010|
|Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Advisor Meeting||Flexible Estate Planning In Uncertain Times||2010|
|Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association Meeting||Estate Planning and Probate Concepts for Your Clients||2009|
|Autism Society of Northeast Wisconsin Meeting||Estate Planning with Special Needs Trusts / Supplemental Needs Trusts||2008|
|Metlife Advisor Meeting||Estate Planning Issues For Your Clients||2006|
|American Heart Association Planned Giving Seminar||Is Your Estate Plan In Step With the Times?||2006|
|Advanced Marketing Training for Sierra Insurance & Packerland Brokerage Services, Inc.||The Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust and Estate Tax Considerations||2006|
|23rd Annual Financial Planning Symposium Program of Northeast Wisconsin||Estate Planning Needs for Baby Boomers: Maintaining Flexibility During Uncertain Times||2006|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Keeping Estates Profitable: Advanced Planning Techniques in Wisconsin||2005|