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

In Spite of the Law

The law, to borrow a quote from Winston Churchill, “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key.” That “key” is often found in the Wisconsin Statutes which is affectionally referred to as the book of surprises.  Hence,...

The Fragrance of Reasonable Accommodations and Settlements, EEOC Style

All Wisconsin employers likely are aware of the requirement to dialogue with a disabled employee about whether a reasonable accommodation would assist the employee to effectively perform the essential functions of the job. While the requirement is...

Children Moving Out? Make Sure They are Still Insured

Often families with teenage drivers living at home do not have those teenage drivers listed as named insureds on the auto insurance policy.  Frequently, Mom and Dad are the named insureds on the insurance policy and all the vehicles are listed, and the...

Who Pays Medical Bills Before a Settlement?

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you probably have many questions, including questions about how your medical bills will be paid. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another person, you may recover your...

National Healthcare Decisions Day – April 16, 2019

National Healthcare Decisions Day was founded in 2008 to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning and encourage individuals to express their wishes regarding their healthcare and end of life...

What Makes Land Agricultural for Taxes in Wisconsin?

Ever wonder what it takes for land to be considered and taxed as “agricultural land”? In State ex rel. Peter Odgen Family Trust of 2008 v. Bd. of Review, 2019 WI 23, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently held that a “business purpose is not required in order for land...

Why Won’t the Bank Honor My Power of Attorney?

When you have been appointed as an agent under a Durable General (Financial) Power of Attorney, you presume that financial institutions will honor the document appointing you and provide you with access to funds and financial information on behalf of the...

Naming a Trust as the Beneficiary of a Tax-Qualified Retirement Account

Many have heard the quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  The sentiment behind this quote remains as relevant today as it did then, particularly in the context of...

Accounting for Digital Assets in your Estate Plan

Like many things rendered obsolete by the progress of technology, older estate plans may not adequately address the realities of the digital age. In the last 15 years, the Internet has become commonplace and many transactions are now recorded...

A Business Check-up Checklist

If you are a business owner, then you, no doubt, have or will go through the process of finalizing your financial statements and gathering your other accounting records and tax documents for your CPA. I encourage you to take time to also locate your...

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