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Edward F. (Foss) Hooper practices comprehensive Estate Planning with an emphasis on techniques that minimize estate taxes for the current generation and that eliminate them for future generations. Mr. Hooper received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. After graduation, Mr. Hooper served as a Captain in the United States Army and was a Senior Systems Engineer for IBM. He attended Marquette University Law School where he received his Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude. Attorney Hooper received the George L. Laikin Award in estate planning, the Joseph I. Swietlik Award in taxation, and the Law Alumni Award for having the highest academic average in his class.


Attorney Hooper is the fourth generation of his family to be a member of the Wisconsin State Bar. He founded Hooper Law Offices as a practice dedicated to estate and wealth transfer planning, with emphasis on dynasty trusts and multigenerational planning. Foss believes in comprehensive, macro planning that combines multiple techniques to form a complete and understandable family plan that addresses the needs of both current and future generations. He also believes in the team approach to estate planning, combining members of the accounting, financial planning, insurance, and estate planning professions into a team of family advisors. Foss believes one of the most important contributions he makes when he develops and implements an estate plan is educating everyone involved. The estate plan will be successful only if everyone on the team, both family members and professional advisors, understands how it works and how it is interrelated to the family’s goals.


Attorney Hooper is a founding member and past President of the Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning Attorneys; a member of Sunbridge Network Advisors; a member of WealthCounsel; and a member of the Business Enterprise Institute, a national organization dedicated to working with teams of advisors to develop comprehensive business exit plans.


Foss and his wife, Mary, have a daughter, Beth, who works as a planning director in Chicago and a son, Ted, who is a CPA in Phoenix.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 60%
    20 years, 1.48 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 30%
    18 years, 180 cases
  3. Business: 10%
    19 years, 40 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:


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  • Larry Robert Bray

    Foss is an expert in his practice areas and an excellent attorney. He is able to communicate complicated issues to clients in a way that is easy to understand. I endorse this lawyer without reservation. He has the highest character and integrity..


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Harold Kent Prukop Jr

    I endorse this lawyer. Excellent reputation. Professional responses.


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Contact info

Hooper Law Office

2 Systems Drive
Appleton, WI, 54956

Hooper Law Office

926 Willard Drive
Suite 116
Green Bay, WI

Hooper Law Office

Omro Road
Suite 100
Oshkosh, WI

Hooper Law Office

145210 N 14th Place
Phoenix, WI, 85022



WIGood Standing199603/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Law Alumni Award - Highest GPA in ClassMarquette University Law School1996
George L. Laiken Award in Estate PlanningMarquette University Law School1996
Joseph I. Swietlik Award in TaxationMarquette University Law School1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawHooper Law Office1996 - Present
Senior Systems EngineerIBM1969 - 1992
CaptainUS Army Artillary1967 - 1969
Association namePosition nameDuration
e.PlannersMember2009 - Present
ElderCounselCharter Attorney Member2007 - Present
The Legacy Builder InstituteFellow2007 - Present
WealthCounselAttorney Member2004 - Present
Wisconsin Council of Estate Planning AttorneysFounding Member1996 - Present
Valley VNA Senior ServicesBoard Member2000 - 2005
National Network of Estate Planning AttorneysAttorney Member1996 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asset Protection for Business OwnerThe assets were protected from the judgment creditor.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Your Life, Your LegacyProbate and Trust Settlement2012
Winning Ways for LifeEstate Planning2011
Exit Plannning for Business OwnersThe Key to Your Future2009
Your Life, Your LegacyNursing Homes and Long Term Care2008
Your Life, Your LegacyFundimentals of Effective Estate Planning2005
Love, Money, ControlReinventing Estate Planning2004
GivingPhilanthropy for Everyone2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBusiness AdministartionMS - Master of Science1967
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning for the GenerationsGun Trusts2011
Wealth Counsel Annual ConferenceDeveloping Client Relationships2007