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

Community Activities

Portage County Public Library Foundation
Director
Vice President

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, 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
Business Law Section, State Bar of Wisconsin

Community Activities

Emeritus Director, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Foundation
Pacelli High School Foundation Advisor

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 Dave has worked with North Central Conservancy Trust, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the natural heritage of Central Wisconsin through the protection of land. Dave also supports his alma mater, UW-Stevens Point by serving as corporate counsel for the UWSP Foundation. He is also a veteran and served in Iraq during 2009 as a member of Wisconsin’s 32nd Brigade Combat Team.

Dave 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, Dave 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
Portage County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Business Law Section

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

Keith works with owners of small and medium sized businesses on a wide range of issues including business formation, tax issues, corporate matters, buy-sell agreements, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and business succession planning. Keith also regularly assists clients with residential and commercial real estate acquisition and development, and planning for long term ownership of family cottages, family farms, and other recreational properties. Keith has assisted many families with the preparation of customized estate planning, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney that are specifically tailored to accomplish their personal goals.

Keith is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and the University of Marquette Law School. Being from central Wisconsin, he is actively involved in the community. He resides in Stevens Point with his wife Kristi and their three children.

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.
Past Board Member and President
YMCA Foundation of Stevens Point
Past Board Member and Chair
Portage County Business Council Foundation
Board Member and Past President
Saint Michael’s Hospital Foundation
Board Member and Treasurer
Opportunity Development Center, Inc.
Board Member

Ronald T. Skrenes, Of Counsel

Ronald T. Skrenes, Of Counsel

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 services include general business law, taxation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ron is one of only nine 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, and (4) Estate Planning Law Specialist. Ron was also selected for inclusion on the 2012-2020 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), 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, Ron 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

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