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About me

I most enjoy working with businesses and the entrepreneurs and families who own them. I work with companies through every stage of their development, from formation, to success, to transition to new ownership. It is a rewarding experience to become a member of my clients' team and help them succeed and generate and preserve their wealth for generations.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 75%
    22 years, 200 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    22 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Melinda S. Giftos

    Sverre is an excellent attorney who not only attends to all of his clients' legal needs, but also maintains a keen interest in their business goals. Sverre is very personable and is a great asset to have on your side of the table.


    Melinda Giftos Privacy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Jonathan M. Fritz

    Sverre is a first-rate corporate attorney. He has significant expertise with high technology businesses and start-up ventures. Not only does he provide solid client service, but he is a great guy as well.


    Jonathan Fritz Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


WIGood Standing199403/20/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive199405/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in America® in Trusts and EstatesBest Lawyers in America2010
Chambers USAChambers USA2009
Executive RegisterIn Business Magazine2008
Rising StarWisconsin Super Lawyers2007
50 People Who MatterJanesville Gazette2005
40 Under 40In Business Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderWhyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC2007 - Present
MemberStroud, Willink & Howard LLC1996 - 2007
AssociateJenner & Block1994 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Seed Trade AssociationAffiliate Member2008 - Present
Wisconsin Family Business CenterMember2008 - Present
Alexis de Tocqueville SocietyMember2008 - Present
Madison BalletBoard Member2007 - Present
Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan ContestJudge2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Wisconsin Innovation NetworkMember2007 - Present
United WaySection Chair2007 - Present
SOLE Save Our Lake EnvironmentVice-Chair2006 - Present
Madison Estate CouncilMember2006 - Present
Blooming Prairie FoundationBoard Member2005 - Present
National Committee on Planned GivingMember2004 - Present
Basics CooperativeBoard Member2003 - Present
Dane County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Apples to ApplesSuccessful sale
Apples to ApplesSuccessful sale
SoygeneticsFormation, Growth, and Sale of Company
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
In Business with Jody and JoanCorporate Law2009