Amy J. Eddy

Amy J. Eddy

Amy J. Eddy

Amy J. Eddy

Amy graduated with honors from UW-Stevens Point in 1992, and after eight years of professional experience in social work and family counseling, she earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Amy is a Certified Elder Law Attorney and received her certification from the National Elder Law Foundation, which is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer a certification in the elder law area. Becoming certified in elder law validates a lawyer’s specialty to handle issues that affect senior citizens. Her areas of practice include estate settlements, estate planning, special needs trusts, Medicaid planning and elder law. Special needs planning for disabled and elderly individuals has been a focus of her practice for the past several years.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1992)
University of Wisconsin Law School (2000)

Admitted to Practice

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

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Elder Law Section
Property and Probate Section
Young Lawyers Division
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
Portage County Bar Association
President

Community Activities

Portage County Elder Abuse Interdisciplinary Team – Member
Very Young Composers, Inc.
Board Member and Board President
Portage County United Way, Inc.
Board Member
Finance Committee Member
Vision Council Member
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Endowment Committee

Certifications

Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation

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

Torren K. Pies

Torren K. Pies

Torren K. Pies

Torren K. Pies

Torren Pies graduated with honors from UW Law School in 1985. He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Management from UW-Madison, graduating with distinction in 1982. His practice is concentrated in estate planning, elder law issues, medical assistance counseling, general business law, and business sales and acquisitions.
As an attorney practicing business law, Torren finds working in Stevens Point particularly rewarding:

“The success of my clients and their businesses has a direct impact on this community, so as a member of the community, I am motivated in a very personal way to make sure these businesses are receiving and implementing the best legal advice. When business planning is integrated with sound estate planning, we are protecting what our clients’ efforts have produced, making their businesses and families stronger.”

Torren is on the Board of Directors of the Community Parks Improvement Committee and serves as its Treasurer. He is also on the UW-SP Backcourt Club Coach’s Committee and the Portage County Revolving Loan Fund Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison (1982)
University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D. 1985)

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

Professional Activities

State Bar of Wisconsin
Business Law Section
Elder Law Section
Taxation Sections

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