Steven H. Thompson

Steven H. Thompson

Steven H. Thompson

Steven H. Thompson

Steven H. Thompson, an associate at Anderson O’Brien, focuses primarily on Estate Planning, Real Estate, and Business Law. He was raised in Eagle River Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh for his bachelor’s degree and the University of Wisconsin Law School for his law degree. In law school Steven became interested in business and estate planning law, and served as the law school’s representative with the Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar, as well as completing his concentration in Estate Planning, with honors.

Education

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (2015)
University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 2018)

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Business Law Section
Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
Taxation Section
Young Lawyers Division

Admitted to Practice

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

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

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

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

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Ronald T. Skrenes

Ronald T. Skrenes

Ronald T. Skrenes

Ronald T. Skrenes

Ronald Skrenes is a business attorney who represents large, middle-sized and small businesses located throughout central Wisconsin. He has been directly involved in the largest merger and acquisition transactions in Portage County. As an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, he understands the complexities and the tax ramifications of business transactions. His business law services include general business law, taxation, and mergers and acquisitions.

“I enjoy working with clients to develop practical and effective solutions to address their business and estate planning needs. I believe it is important for an attorney to explain how the law applies to a client’s facts and what options and alternatives are available, so he or she may make an informed decision.”

Ronald is one of only four attorneys in Wisconsin who have achieved the Estate Planning Law Specialist designation. Ron is the only attorney in Wisconsin who simultaneously holds designations/certifications as an (1) Attorney, (2) Certified Public Accountant, (3) Accredited Estate Planner, (4) Certified Financial Planner and (5) Estate Planning Law Specialist. Ron was also selected for inclusion on the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list.

Ron provides a full range of estate planning services (including sophisticated tax strategies) for large and medium-sized estates. His estate planning services include: wills, trusts (revocable and irrevocable) property agreements, powers of attorney, advance care directives, buy-sell agreements, business succession planning, procedures to avoid probate and tax saving techniques.

At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Ronald majored in Accounting and graduated in 1976 with highest honors (summa cum laude) in only three years. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1979.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (1976)
University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 1979)

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

Community Activities

United Way of Portage County
Endowment Committee
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin
Advisory Investment Manager Selection Committee

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