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Heidi Marie Eglash

Business Attorney at La Crosse, WI

4.6   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Heidi

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"Connecting the legal needs of you and your loved ones to the resources of the nation's leading estate, elder care and special needs planning resources."

 

Heidi M. Eglash's law practice over the last 20 years has been dedicated to the mission of service to clients, as well as the management of an independent law office after more than a decade of corporate and small-firm practice.  Recognizing a strong interest in promoting the success of small business and the sound stewardship of human and financial resources by individuals, Heidi has chosen to utilize her broad knowledge and experience to serve as a lawyer to individual and business clients and to assist them in the resolution of their legal issues, from the routine to the unexpected, in a range of legal practice areas most likely to impact them.  Heidi’s goal -- and the goal of the team of lawyers and legal service professionals she works with -- is to provide clients with valuable services and dedicated representation, delivered with professionalism and integrity, to allow clients to be fully informed of their choices and projected outcomes, confident in their decisions and able to achieve the best possible solutions to their legal questions or concerns.  

 

A Milwaukee native and first-generation American, Heidi earned degrees in International Business and German from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and in Law from Tulane Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. She has traveled extensively through student exchange programs and personal trips to visit friends and family in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, among other places. Before making her home in La Crosse in 1999, she graduated from the Future Milwaukee community leadership program, and she utilizes this background in her involvement in various community organizations and initiatives in La Crosse and southwestern Wisconsin.

 

Heidi values her home life with her husband, 2 step-children and the family pets. In addition to traveling, she enjoys attending concerts, plays and art exhibitions, participating in all the great outdoor activities the Coulee Region offers, watching movies, reading, cooking, practicing yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Location

Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
Exchange Building
205 5th Avenue South, Suite 600
La Crosse, WI, 54601

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
Posted by Helen | January 12, 2015
Estate Planning
I hired Heidi to prepare my Last Will and Testament and my Power of Attorney and to review my other estate plans. I was surprised at how much more complex a Will is since the one I had done many years ago. Heidi explained all of the provisions that were new to me, including that while they may not apply at this time, they are included just in case they are needed in the future. That way the provisions are in place without the need to rewrite the entire document. I found Heidi to be personable, thorough, and willing to explain things in a clear and concise manner, without using legalese, leaving me with a good understanding of what I was getting. The final documents were presented to me in a well organized, tabbed, three-ring binder which also included other informational materials and a flash drive with the documents. The only negative is that the clerical staff made errors that I caught. The initial letter to me actually misspelled my name, and a document had an incorrect middle initial. These were easily corrected. But perhaps the most egregious error was in a real estate document that had an incorrectly entered number, causing a delay at the Register of Deeds office and the need for an Affidavit of Correction.
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Posted by Marianne | January 2, 2015
Heidi Marie Eglash Review
I worked with Heidi to create legal documents for my mother which included a simple will and establishing power of attorney. Heidi was very professional yet caring as she guided my mother through the process. A year later when my mother passed away, finalizing financial and legal matters went very smoothly thanks to the guidance and documents that were created with Heidi. I found Heidi to be extremely well prepared, knowledgeable and responsive. I will be working with Heidi in the future and would highly recommend her as an attorney.
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Posted by Sali | December 24, 2014
One trusted attorney
Heidi walked my husband and I through creating our trust. We felt she had a very high level of knowledge, with an even higher regard for who we were and what our goals were. She explained the pros and cons of our wishes; allowed us to ask questions; and provided answers that didn't make us feel inferior, portraying patience and care with each step. Her fees were reasonable, and she comes highly recommended by us!
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Posted by Mary | December 23, 2014
Highly recommend
Heidi assisted me with forming my LLC, She was informative, patient and enthusiastic. Her support for me in my new venture made the process enjoyable. I am happy to recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2014
Legal advice on family vacation property
I contacted Heidi for legal advice on vacation property that was gifted to me from my mother. Mom ended up in a nursing home and I had to pay a divestment penalty before my mother was eligible for financial assistance. Her advice was 100 % correct. She gave us three different options to consider and we choose the best one that we felt satisfied our situation. I am very pleased with Heidi and if needed, I will use her services again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2014
Fair, Knowledgeable and Trustworthy!
Heidi and her associates helped us tremendously with our Elder Care case. She is upfront, fair and diligent. I would highly recommend her services. As "Baby Boomers", my wife and I have been Primary Caregivers for my aging parents. We did our best, Mom passed away and we continued care for Dad in his/our home for as long as he was able to remain independent and we could meet his needs. With his health issues multiplying, we knew that he needed more clinical care and expertise than what we were able to provide for him. Heidi and her team were able to help us retain our home and understand the laws associated with this process. Dad is in a safe and around the clock assisted living environment now, we retained ownership of the home, have resumed our working lives and have peace of mind knowing that Dad is cared for whether we are there or not. One piece of advice to anyone in the same situation is....never think you understand Medicare Laws - they are extremely complicated - get a Lawyer who knows them! Thank you Heidi!
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Posted by Stephanie | May 18, 2014
Highly recommended
Heidi has always been responsive and empathetic towards us whenever we call on her for legal matters. She is very knowledgeable and always willing to dig into matters to gain the best end result. We highly recommend Heidi.
Posted by David | February 29, 2012
Preparation of Will and estate planning
While my wife and I used Ms. Eglash for preparing our wills, she made several recommendations for estate planning that has turned out to be extremely helpful. Her expertise in estate planning is outstanding and I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2012
Hardworking Down to Earth Lawyer
Heidi was a great lawyer to work with. She helped my sisters and I so much to handle our mom's estate. She is a hardworking, down to earth person, like your friend. We would gladly tell others to use her for their cases. All her people in her office are warm and friendly.
Posted by Susanne | January 16, 2012
I whole hearted recommend Heidi for your estate planning needs!
Heidi is amazing with educating you and understanding your unique individual needs. She gives 110% to fit you with the best specialized plan for you and your family. I feel blessed working with her and her talents. I totally trust her and her abilities to help me and my family make the best decisions for our planning needs.
Posted by Mike | January 16, 2012
Thorough and patient attorney
Ms. Eglash was extremely thorough and very patient in dealing with an estate issue for my 94 year old mother. Her treatment of my mother was very professional and not at all condescending.
Posted by Jonella | January 16, 2012
Review of Heidi Eglash
Heidi is currently working on the formation of a trust for our family. I have found her knowledgable, she has guided us with regard to the different sections of our trust and is a professional.
Posted by Cary | January 16, 2012
Highest Recommendation
I hired Ms. Eglash to prepare my will and durable power of attorney. She and her team were exceedingly thorough in asking all the questions necessary to craft a document that left no questions unanswered regarding the distribution of my personal assets -- and my wishes should I be unable to voice them. Should I need legal counsel for other matters, Ms. Eglash will be my attorney of first choice.
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Posted by Kerry | January 16, 2012
Heidi helped me thru a VERY difficult time with compassion and knowledge.
I'm not sure how I would have made it thru the last year without Heidi on my side. I contacted many lawyers prior to Heidi and none of them were able to answer my questions. It truly was a blessing for my to get referred to Heidi. She provided me with knowledge and strength when I was an emotional mess. She kept me calm by providing legal advice and answering all my questions in a timely manner (sometimes even weekends). She is very hardworking, compassionate and thorough.
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Posted by Renee Chrz | January 16, 2012
Professional, Expert, of the Highest Integrity
I have worked with Heidi Eglash and her staff for a couple years now...Heidi is professional, honest, knowledgeable and caring. She always puts her clients first. She goes above and beyond working long hours to get me the answers I'm looking for. She's returned calls and emails at night and even on weekends. She truly listens and cares about you and your business like it were her own. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an attorney they can rely on and trust.
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Posted by Carol | January 16, 2012
Great lawyer!
Heidi has helped my husband & I get our wills, power of attorney and related legal matters in order. She is very thorough and assisted us in completing all documents necessary to carry out our wishes. We have had to make changes and she is very patient and helpful. We appreciate working with someone that is so thorough and makes it much easier to navigate the process.
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Posted by David | January 15, 2012
Excellent advisor, great listener, very professional.
I decided to use Mrs. Eglash for estate planning and the formation of a Trust after interviewing her and completing an initial consultation. She presented herself very well, clearly explaining her areas of practice, experience, and expertise. She was an exceptional listener compared to other lawyers I have worked with, and was very good at exploring the boundaries of my problem with relevant questions and comments. After explaining her proposal, fees, and process she would recommend, I decided to engage her for my work. After starting work for me, she maintained the same attentiveness and professional attitude I was hoping for, and quickly moved through every topic and challenge I had. I found it very comforting that Mrs. Eglash was very careful not to influence personal decisions, and emphasized her role as counselor and consultant. Mrs. Eglash and her staff provided the highest level of customer treatment and service that I could expect, and very good value and effort for the fees. I highly recommend Heidi Eglash and her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2012
Attorney Eglash Works Above and Beyond for her Clients!
I have known Heidi for more than 5 years now and have worked with her on a couple of cases/situations. She puts her clients needs first and works very long hours to assure that everything is done in the best possible way. Not only is she very well informed, she spends countless hours doing diligent work and takes her clients needs very seriously as she is extemely responsible, trustworthy and highly ethical. I would trust here with any aspect of my legal needs.
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Posted by Mary J | January 15, 2012
Heartfelt Thanks
We have known Ms Eglash for a long time and have put off our estate planning. Ms Eglash and her staff were helpful, courteous, and did not pressure us in any way. Heidi presented options and explained every step of the process, and how every decision we made would affect our heirs. When we were unable to come to her office for the final signing of the paperwork, she came to us. I call that above and beyond service.
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Posted by Bruce | January 15, 2012
Very Professional and Helpful with Estate Planning
I had occasion to use Ms. Eglash to help with estate planning. She not only prepared a will and made specific recommendations to ensure that it met my needs but suggested changes so that the will and other estate planning documents would be flexible to meet my needs as I (and my family) aged.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Lawyers At Work, L.L.C.
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Heidi M. Eglash, LLC
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Bosshard & Associates
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Consulting Analyst
  • Wisconsin Energy Corp.
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Legal Consultant
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Intern
  • Office of the District Attorney
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Intern
  • Office of the District Attorney
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • St Norbert College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jahimiak v. Long, 2011 WI App 99, 800 N.W.2d 958
  • Court of Appeals remanded the case for partition, but affirmed the order of the Circuit Court that the home was not a gift in contemplation of marriage.
  • Godlewski v. Godlewski Living Trust, 2010 WI App 71, 786 N.W.2d 490
  • Court of Appeals upheld Circuit Court order to dismiss case.

Associations

  • Verve, A Credit Union
  • Regional Advisory Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Wealth Counsel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Solo & Small Firm Conference Planning Committee (Chair, 2013)
  • 2012 - Present
  • YWCA La Crosse
  • Board Member; President (2013-14); Governance Committee Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Coulee Community Land Trust
  • Participating Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Law Office Management Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • La Crosse Area Realtors Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
  • Board Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Girl Scouts, Badgerland Council
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Agricultural/Agribusiness Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Law Office Management Section
  • Board Member; Secretary
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Community Credit Union
  • Board Member; Secretary (2013-14)
  • 2010 - 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2015
  • 7 Rivers Region Diversity Collaborative
  • Member/Advisor
  • 2008 - 2011
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Tri-County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010
  • NAACP
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • La Crosse Area Young Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Odin Arts Cooperative
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2013
  • La Crosse Area Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2007
  • Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Tulane Public Interest Law Foundation Grant
  • Tulane Public Interest Law Foundation
  • 1994
  • International Internship--Notter & Partner, Bern, Switzerland
  • Tulane Law School / Notter & Partner (n/k/a Grueninger Hunziker Roth Rechtsanwaelte)
  • 1994
  • PAD German Study Trip Award
  • American Association of Teachers of German / Deutsche Sprach- und Schulverein
  • 1986

Publications

  • Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Environmental Defense Fund v. Massey: Application of the National Environmental Policy Act to the Extraterritorial Activities of United States Agencies
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Revitalizing Retirement: Keys to Building & Maintaining Your Successful Retirement & Estate Plan
  • Estate & Long-Term Care Planning
  • 2015
  • Paralegal Studies Program
  • Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration
  • 2015
  • Paralegal Studies Program
  • Business Law for Paralegals
  • 2014
  • 3rd Annual Multiple Sclerosis Symposium
  • Are You a Grasshopper or an Ant? Options for Life & Legacy Planning
  • 2014
  • Paralegal Studies Program
  • Business Law for Paralegals
  • 2013
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • La Crosse's ABA-Approved Paralegal Program, Internships & Paralegal Utilization Opportunities
  • 2013
  • Program Associate Professional Development (PAPD) Seminar
  • Growing & Protecting Your Assets
  • 2011
  • Learning Community of Artists
  • Art & The Law: Legal Aspects of the Creation & Sale of Artwork
  • 2011
  • Learning Community of Artists
  • Art & The Law (Business Formation; Copyrights & Trademarks; Digital Millenium Copyright Act; Estate Planning)
  • 2009
  • Learning Community of Artists
  • Art & The Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Heidi
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly recommend Heidi in all of her areas of practice. Heidi takes the time to listen to her clients. She truly cares about her clients and delivers top-notch legal representation and service."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Heidi and I worked on a litigation matter in Wisconsin. I found her to be extremely thorough and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend Heidi to any client."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heidi is a great attorney! She is professional with her clients and other attorneys. She is experienced and thoroughly understands the complicated areas of law in which she practices. She is dedicated to providing quality service and advice. I strongly recommend Heidi."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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