Rick A. Flugaur

Rick A. Flugaur

Rick A. Flugaur

Rick A. Flugaur

Rick Flugaur has an undergraduate degree in accounting and graduated with honors from UW-Stevens Point in 1984. He continued his studies at UW Law School and graduated with his law degree in 1987. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs.

Having grown up working in a family business, Rick enjoys helping families with their business and succession planning needs. His practice areas include estate planning, estate and trust settlements, business and personal real estate transactions, and general business law. He has helped clients address a wide range of issues including buying or selling a business, business formation, estate and business succession planning, and tax matters.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1984)
University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 1987)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
United States Tax Court

Professional Activities

Wisconsin Institute of CPAs
Portage County Association of CPAs
Probate and Trust Section, State Bar of Wisconsin

Community Activities

Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
President
Board Member

Amy A. Jahnke

Amy A. Jahnke

Amy A. Jahnke

Amy A. Jahnke

Amy Jahnke joined our firm as an associate in 2014. Amy was raised in Antigo, Wisconsin, and is a 2006 graduate of Antigo High School. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Latin American History and Phi Beta Kappa honors. In 2012, Amy graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School. After law school, she worked in New York City with the Honorable Gerald Lebovits in NYC Civil Court, volunteered providing pro bono representation in NYC Civil Court’s consumer-credit and housing parts, and practiced in business and commercial litigation. Amy discovered her enthusiasm for business and real estate law through writing complex judicial decisions on real estate matters and assisting in large-scale contract litigation.

Amy’s areas of practice include business law, real estate law, and estate planning. She is excited to be back in her home state and is committed to providing thoughtful, thorough and efficient legal representation.

Amy serves on the State Bar Professional Ethics Committee. This committee formulates and recommends standards and methods for the effective enforcement of high standards of ethics and conduct in the practice of law and issues formal opinions to guide the ethical conduct of Wisconsin lawyers. Her appointment to this committee commenced July 1, 2015 and continues through June 30, 2018.

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College (2010)
University of Wisconsin Law School (2012)

Admitted to Practice

Wisconsin
New York
New Jersey

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Professional Ethics Committee
Office of Lawyer Regulation Procedure Review Committee

Community Activities

Makah Foundation, Inc. – Board Member
Justiceworks, Ltd. – Volunteer

David M. James

David M. James

David M. James

David M. James

David M. James, a partner at Anderson O’Brien, focuses primarily on Estate Planning and Business Law. When working with clients on their estate planning needs, he works to protect the client’s assets with careful tax planning, while helping to ensure that their wishes are carried out. Business clients can count on Attorney James at all stages of their business ventures from formation, through operations, to sale or family succession.

Service to the community is an important part of the culture at Anderson, O’Brien, Bertz, Skrenes & Golla, LLP. Most recently David has worked with Justiceworks, Ltd., a non-profit organization dedicated to restorative justice in Portage County. He is also a veteran and served in Iraq during 2009 as a member of Wisconsin’s 32nd Brigade Combat Team.

David enjoys the challenges that a law practice brings and, in particular, he likes being able to help his clients work through the legal obstacles that life can present. Whether it is forming an LLC for an entrepreneur, or helping to preserve a grandparent’s legacy, David works with his clients to secure their future and peace of mind.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (2001)
University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 2005)

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Tax Law Section
Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
Young Lawyers Division
Portage County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Community Activities

UWSP Foundation, Inc.
Board Member and Corporation Counsel
North Central Conservancy Trust – Director since 2016
Iola Winter Sports Club – Member

Robert F. Konkol

Robert F. Konkol

Robert F. Konkol

Robert F. Konkol

Robert Konkol graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1974 and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1976. He is a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. His practice is concentrated in real estate law, creditor and debtor law (such as collections, foreclosures and bankruptcy), commercial and consumer law, municipal law, and contract law.

Robert serves the community by providing pro-bono legal services to the Portage County Legal Aid Society and Judicare of Wisconsin.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1974)
University of Wisconsin Law School (1976)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U. S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Bankruptcy Section
Property and Probate Section

Keith J. Pilger

Keith J. Pilger

Keith J. Pilger

Keith J. Pilger

Attorney Pilger is a partner at the firm practicing in the areas of business, real estate and estate planning.

Keith assists many of the firm’s business clients addressing a wide range of issues including business formation, real estate transactions, tax issues, corporate and partnership law, buy-sell agreements, lease agreements, contracts, sale and purchase agreements, registration of trademarks and copyrights, and intellectual property license agreements. He is also well versed in drafting estate plans for families to help them avoid probate while still meeting their personal goals.

Keith is actively involved in the community. In 2012, Keith and his wife, Kristi, were the Campaign Chairs of the YMCA Annual Strong Kids Campaign.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1999)
Marquette University Law School (J.D. 2003)

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Wisconsin
U. S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Community Activities

Boys & Girls Club of Portage County, Inc.
Board Member/Past President
YMCA Foundation of Stevens Point
Board Member and Past Chair
Portage County Business Council Foundation
Board Member and Past President
Plover Area Business Association
Community Development Committee Member
Saint Michael’s Hospital Foundation
Board Member

Keith Pilger receives President’s Award from Portage County Business Council

Attorney Keith Pilger received the President’s Award from the Portage County Business Council at its Annual Dinner on January 31. He was selected by Board President Doug Ballweg based on his commitment and spirit of cooperation to the Portage County Business Council....

Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2017

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Credit Freeze

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We are very happy to announce that Kristi Waits has joined our Firm as our Director of Operations. This is a new position within our Firm that will focus on strategic planning, marketing and business development, client relations, financial management, and technology...

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Special Needs Estate Planning

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“As Is” Clause in Real Estate Agreement

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Health Savings Account Account (HSA)

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