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Thomas B Burton

Real estate Attorney at Eau Claire, WI

5.0   29 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    20%
    I provide counsel on a wide variety of business law practice areas, including questions related to forming a new business, choice of entity, liability protection, real estate transactions and general business and corporate matters.

    10 years, 10 cases

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Experience working with complex estates and estate plans. I can help you with a broad variety of estate planning issues ranging from a simple will to complex estate planning devices. I also offer tax planning and consulting on estate and gift tax issues.

    10 years, 12 cases

  3. Real estate
    20%
    I represent Buyers and Sellers in real estate transactions. I have experience drafting Quit Claim Deeds, Warranty Deeds, Trustee Deeds, and Transfer on Death Deeds, for clients to transfer property to business entities, trusts, and other individuals.

    9 years

  4. Medicaid and medicare
    10%
    I help people evaluate their assets and options when they are contemplating receiving long term care coverage under the Medicaid program. I also help people plan in advance to protect certain assets as part of their estate plan.

    7 years, 5 cases

  5. Power of attorney
    10%
    I help clients prepare power of attorney documents as part of their comprehensive estate planning packages. I draft and prepare durable financial power of attorney documents and healthcare power of attorney documents.

    10 years, 12 cases

  6. Trusts
    10%
    I help clients form revocable living trusts to avoid the time and expense of probate after their death and to provide for the orderly distribution of their assets to their chosen beneficiaries. I also have experience forming special needs trusts (such as a WisPACT Trust) for disabled beneficiaries.

    10 years, 10 cases

  7. Wills and living wills
    10%
    I help clients draft wills that lay out what they want to happen to their assets after they die. I also help client draft living wills that reflect their wishes regarding their healthcare while they are alive.

    10 years, 12 cases

In my practice I seek to provide personal service and friendly advice and excellent service. I try to treat each client the way I would like to be treated if I were the client instead of the attorney. If you hire me to help you, I promise to give you my best advice for your situation in an honest and diligent manner.

 

As a licensed attorney in Wisconsin and Minnesota, I am happy to assist you with your legal needs, with a particular focus on estate planning including wills, trusts, power of attorney documents, prenuptial agreements, business formation, contract review, business counseling, tax advice, and related matters. From my physical office in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, I provide estate planning and business law advice to clients in cities and towns all across Wisconsin.  I offer flat fee pricing on many estate planning and business law services. No matter where you are located in Wisconsin, I look forward to working with you. 

 

 

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Licensed for 11 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/29/2022
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/08/2022

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

Contact Thomas

Burton Law LLC
310 Pinnacle Way
Suite #301
Eau Claire, WI, 54701

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  29 customer reviews
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Posted by Shauna and Curtis | November 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thomas B Burton
Thomas Burton made a Living Trust for my husband and me in October 2020. I found him online and was grateful for his informative videos. We called for an appointment and got one in two weeks. Mr. Burton was very personable and really listened to our wishes. He created a Living Trust that we are very happy with and he did it in a very timely manner. We would highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great
Tom at Burton Law LLC gave great legal advice and never asked for a dime. Morals and integrity in the law profession?? Maybe I'll have to change my opinion. Highly recommended. And thank you.
Posted by Shannon | June 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Personable!
I hired Tom to help red-line a business contract. I was nervous about how much time it would take to go through the lengthy contract but all my fears dissolved by the time we had finished red-lining the agreement! He answered all my questions and addressed each concern in a clear & concise manner. He also helped me understand complicated legal terms or scenarios with analogies. He was incredibly respectful of my time and addressed all my concerns! I'd highly recommend Tom Burton for any business contracts!
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Posted by Erika | August 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tom is fantastic to work with!
Tom explained everything in detail and in a way to easily understand. He was prompt in finishing documents. He is very thorough and thoughtful. Highly recommend Tom!
Response from Thomas Burton August 19, 2019
Thank you for choosing me to work with you and your family! I thoroughly enjoyed working together.
Posted by Scott | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Burton is the best!!
Thomas Burton wrote a Living Trust for us. He was fantastic!!! He was very personable and fun to work with. My wife and I had some unique and specific stipulations we wanted in our Living Trust. Thomas listened well to us in that and understood what we were asking for. He was very knowledgeable about what he was doing and was very professional. Thomas put together a tailor made Living Trust for us that is specific to what we wanted. We are extremely pleased with him as an attorney and with the work he did for us. Our sense is that he really aims to delight his customers with delivering more and above client's expectations. There is not one negative thing I could say about him. My wife and I would highly recommend him. He will be our go to attorney moving forward.
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Response from Thomas Burton July 3, 2019
Thank you for putting your trust in my office to serve the needs of you and your family. It was my pleasure working with you and your wife and I sincerely appreciate your business!
Posted by Michelle | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scam
Tom Burton was hired to review a sales contract we were given by a realtor out of NY to purchase our Mexican vacation contract of fractional ownership at a resort. Mr. Burton was quite thorough in his research to determine that we were being scammed. He really went above and beyond our expectations to contact other industry people and resources to make sure we did not fall into the trap of sending money to a scam firm. We felt spending the attorney fee was well worth it because we could have lost thousands of dollars. Thank you Tom!
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Posted by Maureen | February 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
My husband I decided to get our affairs in otder so we contacted Thomas for estate planning. We chose Thomas because we watched him grow up and knew his family and trusted that his values were in line with ours. Thomas is very kind informative and willing to take time to explains everything very thoroughly and if you still don’t understand is willing to help you until you do. He was very timely on getting information to us and sending links to research for better understanding of what we were signing up for. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Thomas.
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Response from Thomas Burton February 11, 2019
Thank you for your kind words and for choosing me to work with you on these important matters. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire process of working with you. Thanks again!
Posted by Julie | January 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Operating Agreement review
Tom reviewed an Operating Agreement for an LLC that we had entered into with a colleague. His review was very informative and we will be using Tom for our future legal needs.
Response from Thomas Burton January 3, 2019
Thank you for your kind words, it was my pleasure working with you on reviewing your LLC Operating Agreement. Hope to work with you again!
Posted by Chris | November 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication, easy process
Working with Attorney Burton on our will and trust was efficient, thorough, and enjoyable. A very well thought out plan was put in place and executed. Thanks Attorney Burton!
Response from Thomas Burton November 21, 2018
Thank you for choosing me to work with you to accomplish your goals!
Posted by Lorri | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney review
Thomas is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him. He is working with me to settle my Father's Estate. He also updated my will. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and efficient and has a very fast turn around time.
Response from Thomas Burton September 26, 2018
Thank you Lorri, I appreciate your kind words and I have enjoyed working with you every step of the way.
Posted by Chris | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
Tom took the burden off of our shoulders when it came to us creating a LLC and Estate Planning. We had been putting off protecting our business and estate because we were overwhelmed by just thinking about all that had to be done. Tom made this process simple and provided for us a "road map" on how to get from fear to peace of mind. Thanks Tom!
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Response from Thomas Burton July 19, 2018
Thank you for your review and for choosing me as your lawyer! It was my pleasure working with you and your husband on your plan!
Posted by Charlie | June 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Atty Burton handled estate planning services for my wife and me. We were quite satisfied with what he did for us. Our choices were clearly laid out for us and he was orderly through the document preparation and signing process while remaining personable throughout. I definitely recommend Tom.
Response from Thomas Burton July 19, 2018
Thank you for your kind review and for choosing me as your lawyer! It was my pleasure working with you both.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Small Business Startup
I spoke with Thomas about my recent LLC startup and tax advice. He was very helpful. Definitely recommend him.
Posted by Marilyn | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Estate Lawyer
Estate planning with Tom was a pleasure! He is very organized, knowledgeable and personable. For our purposes, it was helpful that he also was familiar with Minnesota laws. Communications were answered promptly and thoroughly. His flat rate fee structure took the guess work out of our costs. We would highly recommend Tom for estate planning needs.
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Response from Thomas Burton February 21, 2018
Thank you Marilyn for your feedback and kind words. It was my pleasure to work with you and your husband to accomplish your estate planning goals!
Posted by Mark | January 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Marital property in WI and MN
Responsive, timely, thorough and patient. Tom explained the issues, cited references and provided guidance. Well done!
Response from Thomas Burton January 23, 2017
Thanks, it was my pleasure working with you!
Posted by Matthew | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Administration
I hired Tom to facilitate the estate administration of my deceased family members who received medical assistance from the State of Wisconsin. Tom helped from start to finish of the process which was more complex than I had initially imagined. Tom provided thorough responses to my questions in a timely manner and he is a great asset to have on your side.
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Posted by Keith | February 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Satisfied Client
Tom is hard working and thorough...I'm confident he will keep us on track as we build our business.
Posted by Justin | January 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Affordable rates, quality and punctual work, excellent service. Tom offered advice and service on writing a business contract and resolving a business dispute. He went above and beyond to understand the problem in order to offer the best approach for resolution and also to advise on future business contracts. His online process is also very efficient. I would highly recommend Tom to my peers.
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Posted by Andy | October 6, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Experience
Tom helped me understand the legal-speak in a will, along with the series of (legal) events and documents that usually come with the passing of a family member. He was clear, articulate, and I'm pretty sure he was NOT full of it. I would absolutely recommend him, and I would contact him again if a situation arises.
Posted by Andy | July 3, 2015
Filing for an LLC in Minnesota
We are a small business in Minnesota attempting to navigate the complex business and tax law of the state. . Thomas was an incredible resource for us in both advising on the various routes we could go, and the actual carrying out of the filing process. We felt informed but not pressured, and appreciated the comfort that came with being able to go at our own pace and understand it all. We ultimately ended up filing as an LLC, as well as the Certificate of Assumed Name, and the entire process was as smooth and comfortable as could be. We are looking to work with him again in the future to establish a trademark. We highly recommend Thomas for business or personal legal needs in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Thomas B. Burton
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • David F. Grams & Associates, S.C.
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Thomas B. Burton
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Research Law Clerk
  • Briggs & Morgan
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • Herrick & Hart S.C.
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • B.B.A.
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Successful
  • Farm and Business Estate Planning
  • Successful

Associations

  • Chippewa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Keystone Financial Evening Retirement Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom for nearly a decade and I have always been impressed with his work ethic. He is personable and an excellent communicator. I appreciate his innovative use of social media and other avenues that offer clear and useful explanations of in-depth estate planning issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Burton is a knowledgeable and articulate legal practitioner with a keen interest (and ability) to stay on the cutting edge of estate planning to best represent his clients. We first met at the Wisconsin State Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference, and I have since had the pleasure of sharing planning ideas and insights to continue to provide top-notch legal services to our respective clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Burton is personable, knowledgeable, and intelligent. His practice revolves around smart, on-point legal advice for even the most complex estate planning matters. I endorse Attorney Burton as a strong legal resource and capable counselor."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Friend
"Attorney Burton is hard-working, professional, and passionate about the law. I endorse this attorney."
General practice Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Tom worked for us a summer intern. He did good work."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Tom since law school. He is extremely insightful and sharp. More importantly, he genuinely cares about his clients. You can't go wrong with this attorney!"
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Friend
"Tom is a great attorney. He is approachable, friendly, and cares about the needs of his clients. Tom's creative legal strategies and his thoroughness in practice sets him apart from other attorneys. I endorse this lawyer."
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