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Mark D. Munson

Elder law Attorney at Wausau, WI

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 7 years
    Kansas - KS 7 years
    South Dakota - SD 15 years
    Wisconsin - WI 21 years
    Illinois - IL 24 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Attorney Mark D. Munson concentrates his legal practice in the areas of estate planning, retirement benefits planning, elder law, Medicaid planning, Medicaid qualification and eligibility, Veterans' benefits, long-term care planning, asset preservation, asset protection, individual income taxation, fiduciary income taxation for trusts and estates, wealth transfer taxation (estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer), probate, estate administration, trust administration, guardianship, and guardianship/conservatorship.

Munson Elder Law & Estate Planning, LLC is a law firm dedicated to the highest quality and professional legal services in the practice areas identified above.  In addition, the law firm assists clients with disputes in those areas as well.

Attorney Munson has been recognized as a national leader in the area of elder law and estate planning.  He frequently presents to attorneys throughout the country and has received many designations and recognitions, such as being a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, as accredited by the American Bar Association, being identified in both Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers for more than five consecutive years, and serving on the national board of directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).

Attorney Munson graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1999 and from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Carlson School of Management (with distinction) in 1995.

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Location

Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
500 N 1st St. Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI, 54402

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Posted by Sandy | February 19, 2018
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Sandra Franken
Mark has been my attorney for the past nine years. He has always been more than professional, kind and responsive to any and all of my Estate Planning needs and decisions. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend him to anyone who may be in need of an Attorney who is knowledgeable in Elder Law.

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorney
  • Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
  • 2008 - 2017

Education

  • University of South Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
  • B.S.B. (with distinction), Management
  • 1995

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Director
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Wisconsin Pooled and Community Trust (WisPACT)
  • Chair Elect and Executive Committee
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Wisconsin Pooled and Community Trust (WisPACT)
  • Secretary and Executive Committee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Wisconsin Pooled and Community Trust (WisPACT)
  • GovCom Chair and Retained Fund Committee Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Wisconsin Pooled and Community Trust (WisPACT)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Wisconsin Pooled and Community Trust (WisPACT)
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Publications

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • Advising a Personal Representation or Trustee When an Estate or Trust is Beneficiary of Retirement
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Estate Planning, Tax | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Sophisticated Elder Law Tax and Estate Planning from Start to Finish Part 2
  • 2016
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Estate Planning | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Advising a Personal Representation or Trustee When an Estate or Trust is Beneficiary of Retirement
  • 2016
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Estate Planning | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Wills, Trusts, and Estates: Back to Basics
  • 2015
  • Recorded Webinar/Seminar | Estate Planning, Retirement Planning | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Financial Services - Long Term Car Insurance
  • 2014
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Tax | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Understanding the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) and Its Impacts on Individuals, Trusts and Estates
  • 2014
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Estate Planning | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Estate Planning - Asset Reallocation, Premissible Gifts and Use of Trusts
  • 2014
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Estate Planning, Tax | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Trust Tax Myths and Truths
  • 2013
  • Recorded Seminar | Estate Planning | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Public Benefits Planning, Estate Planning | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • ABC's of Asset Protection Planning for the 99%ers
  • 2012
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Tax | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Tax Planning for Non-Citizens
  • 2010
  • Recorded Seminar/Webinar | Estate Planning | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Special Needs Trust Funding and Administration
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
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Elder law Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I think of elder law attorneys who are at the top of their practice, Mark is one of the first that comes to mind. Mark's knowledge of elder law and passion for his clients and his practice are truly unparalleled. Mark has an ability to analyze a case and present unique options and solutions that many attorneys would not think of. He really is a trailblazer. His compassion for his clients and his willingness to consult with his peers and help advance the field of elder law in general is remarkable and something that you do not see very often these days. His natural inclination towards compassion and patience and his ability to explain legal concepts in a simple and precise way make him the perfect advisor for elderly clients and their families who are dealing with very trying situations and transitions. For all of the above reasons and more, I give Mark my highest possible endorsement."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is great attorney, extremely knowledgeable, honest, and accessible. He takes time to explain and answer questions so everyone is on the same page."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark Munson is one of the finest attorneys I have ever known and worked with. I highly recommend him to any client looking for an experienced, honest and ethical attorney to assist them with their needs. Mark is an excellent Estate Planner, Business Planner and Elder Law attorney. He is the type of attorney that other lawyers seek out to consult with. If you are searching for an elder law attorney for yourself, or for a senior member of your family (such as a parent or grandparent), Mark is the person you want to talk to. His knowledge extends into other areas of legal practice also, such as Advanced Asset Protection, Tax Planning and Probate. Mark is not only one of the brightest and most informed attorneys that I know; he is also personable, empathetic and relates to his clients. It is rare to find a professional who possesses all these characteristics. I have genuine admiration and respect for Mark, and I give him my highest possible endorsement."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Mark for a number of years, and he is a leader in the elder law and estate planning legal community. His knowledge level exceeds that of many in the legal community."

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Wausau Elder law Lawyer Mark D. Munson
Mark D. Munson
Elder law Attorney
Wausau, WI
Licensed for 24 years