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Scott Curtis

Estate planning Attorney at La Crosse, WI

5.0   4 reviews

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About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Trusts, Wills, Business Succession Planning

  2. Probate
    30%

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Contested Estates & Trusts, General Litigation

  4. Business
    10%
    Business Formation, Succession Planning

  5. Real estate
    10%

Specialties: Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Administration; Contested Trust & Estate Litigation; General Litigation; Business Planning, Real Estate, Tax

Attorney Scott J. Curtis, a shareholder with the firm, practices in the areas of probate estates & trusts, general business law, estate planning, litigation, business formation & administration, business succession planning, estate and trust litigation, real estate, non-profit organizations, professional practices, estate planning, and general litigation.

Proficient in comprehensive estate planning, Mr. Curtis structures succession and estate plans for owners of family businesses engaged in numerous industries. In the field of probate and trust administration, Mr. Curtis has a reputation for success handling multi-million dollar estates, including contested estates. Mr Curtis has worked with clients to structure complex Medicaid divestment strategies, plans for gift tax avoidance, Reverse and Forward Single and Multiple Asset Tax Deferred Exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, Mr. Curtis has represented buyers and sellers in transactions involving professional practices including chiropractic, dental, and medical businesses.

Mr. Curtis has represented numerous non-profit organizations, and has helped clients to carry out their philanthropic goals by forming and managing charitable entities. He has helped clients with personal wealth to create private foundations for long-term charitable giving within the family. He has assisted with the formation of public charities and has served on the board of organizations that support the Catholic Church, veterans causes, and community development.

Mr. Curtis is also a frequent speaker on estate, tax, and business law issues.

Civic Involvement:
Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem;
3rd Degree Knight of Columbus
Executive Committee – Serra Club of La Crosse
Board Member – Gateway Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Board Member & Treasurer – La Crosse Jail Ministry
Former Member, Schola Cantorum of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Former Member, Cathedral Gallery Singers
Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America

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Licensed for 10 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/29/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Curtis Law Firm, LLC
201 Main St Ste 1000
La Crosse, WI, 54601
Curtis Law Firm, LLC
601 Huff Street
Winona, MN, 55987
Curtis Law Firm, LLC
323 South Main Street
Alma, WI, 54610
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Reviews

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Posted by Dwaine and Barb | February 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning
Att Curtis was very helpful in helping us set up what we needed for our will and trusts. He was responsive to OUR needs, throrough,, worked within our timeframe and not over priced. We have recommended him to others.
Posted by Jacob | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A darn good attorney
Scott Curtis is very capable lawyer who has helped me immensely. He helped me file a small claims suit and arrange a settlement. Without him, I would have been completely at a loss for legal advice and guidance during a tumultuous time in my life. I highly recommend him. He's very honest, open, forthright, and he has a high degree of expertise in his field. I honestly wouldn't have preferred to have my case handled by anyone else. I can fully recommend him as a competent and reliable attorney to guide you through your legal troubles and fight for you and what you are justly entitled to under the law.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Documents
Scott was great in answering questions and preparing the documents for our family. He was especially good at working with my elderly parents.
Posted by Elizabeth | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience!
Attorney Curtis handled my personal injury case very well. His professionalism propelled a settlement that I was pleased with. He ensured that I was kept informed at all times.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 185-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 6.5 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Curtis Law Firm, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • O'Flaherty Heim Birnbaum Kirchner & Curtis, Ltd.
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • O'Flaherty Heim Egan & Birnbaum, Ltd
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • O'Flaherty Heim Egan & Birnbaum, Ltd
  • 2009 - 2012
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Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • In the Estate of Dorothy E. Otto
  • Assets distributed, case disposed

Associations

  • Boy Scouts of America - Gateway Area Council
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
  • Knight
  • 2014 - Present
  • La Crosse County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • UWL Annual Employee Orientation
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • N/A
  • Knights of Columbus monthly meeting
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (1)
Endorse Scott
Probate Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott excels at counseling clients on the relevant laws applicable to their case. Scott has a talent for explaining complex laws in ways that the clients can understand. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning