Prior to his retirement, Mr. Skrenes focused his legal services in business law, mergers and acquisitions, tax law, and estate planning. As an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, he understands the complexities and the tax ramifications of business and estate planning transactions.
Mr. Skrenes is one of only eight attorneys in Wisconsin who have achieved the Estate Planning Law Specialist designation. He is the only attorney in Wisconsin who simultaneously holds designations/certifications as an (1) Attorney, (2) Certified Public Accountant, (3) Accredited Estate Planner, and (4) Estate Planning Law Specialist.
Mr. Skrenes was also selected for inclusion in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers list for each of the past ten years. (Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, representing the top 5% of their designated practice areas. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.) Mr. Skrenes has also continuously held the highest “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an independent attorney rating service, since the mid-1980s.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Skrenes was an attorney with the Anderson O’Brien, LLP law firm for 42 years. He was a co-managing partner of the firm for 32 of those years.
At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mr. Skrenes majored in accounting, and he graduated in 1976 with highest honors (summa cum laude). He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1979.