Attorney Eddy Attends the WI NAELA Conference

Attorney Eddy Attends the WI NAELA Conference

Attorney Amy Eddy

Attorney Amy Eddy attended the WINAELA 25th Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Workshop for the Wisconsin Chapter of NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys). The advanced program focused on attorneys practicing in the areas of elder law and special needs and attorneys who are CELAs (Certified Elder Law Attorneys).

What is elder law?

Elder Law, much like “Family Law” or “Employment Law” is an umbrella term for a broad-based area of law.  For Elder Law attorneys, this consists of multiple areas of practice that relate to older adults, individuals with disabilities and those who care for seniors and disabled individuals, including:

  • Health Care and Legal Capacity
  • Public Benefits (e.g. Medicaid and SSI)
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Long Term Care
  • Asset Protection and Nursing Home Planning
  • Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Trust Settlements
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship

For more information on the NAELA please visit this site. https://www.naela.org/Default.aspx

For more information on the WI Chapter of NAELA please visit this site. https://www.naela.org/WINAELA/

Attorney Rick Flugaur Announces His Retirement

Attorney Rick Flugaur Announces His Retirement

Rick Flugaur

Rick received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1984 from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, graduating with honors. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School and is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Rick joined the law firm in 1987 and became a partner in 1993. Rick served as a co-managing partner for the firm from 2011 to 2020. Rick focused his legal practice in the areas of business law, estate planning and commercial real estate transactions. Rick grew up working in a family business and enjoyed advising families and business owners with their legal matters and estate planning. He also assisted clients through the process of selling their business or acquiring a new business.

Rick is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His community involvement included the Portage County Business Council (President and Board Member), United Way of Portage County (President and Board Member), the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (President and Board Member), Stevens Point Area YMCA Foundation (President and Board Member), St. Michael’s Foundation (President and Board Member) and the Pacelli Educational Foundation (Board Member). Rick also served as Corporate Counsel and as a member of the Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Foundation from 2004 to 2015. Rick continues as an Emeritus Director for this Foundation.

In 2009 he received the President’s Award from the Portage County Business Council, an award given by the Business Council to a community member for their contribution in making the community a great place to live, work, play and pray. In 2015 he was awarded the Quality of Leadership award by the St. Michael’s Foundation, an award given by the Foundation in recognition of a leader who has made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in Portage County and the surrounding region.

Rick and his wife, Lesa, have three children, Ryan, Lindsey and Troy. When his children were younger, Rick enjoyed volunteering his time to coach them in youth athletics. In his retirement, Rick is looking forward to traveling with Lesa and spending more time with their children and four grandchildren.

Congratulations to Attorney Rick Flugaur on his retirement from Anderson O’Brien, LLP!

2023 Super Lawyers

2023 Super Lawyers

Attorneys Bradley Yanke, Brent Jacobson, and Daniel Schmeeckle are listed as 2023 Rising Stars. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be 40 years old or  younger or be in practice for 10 years or less. Only 2.5% of the state’s attorneys are selected as Rising Stars. Congratulations Attorney Yanke, Jacobson, and Schmeeckle!

Bradley Yanke (Rising Stars: 2022 – 2023)
Bradley is a top-rated litigation attorney who focuses his practice on representing accident victims and those injured in the workplace. In addition to fighting for the fair compensation that his clients deserve, Bradley enjoys being able to demystify the personal injury process and provide his clients with pragmatic advice and solutions so that his clients can focus on getting better.

Brent Jacobson (Rising Stars: 2014 – 2023)
Brent Jacobson is a top-rated litigation attorney who focuses on a unique mix of insurance defense, personal injury, and business litigation. Outside of litigation, Brent has also handled arbitrations and mediation on behalf of business clients under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.

Daniel Schmeeckle (Rising Stars: 2019 – 2020, 2023)
Daniel Schmeeckle is a top-rated litigation attorney who focuses his practice on representing accident victims and those injured in the workplace. Daniel practiced law in large law firms in China for two years. During his time abroad, he focused on complex matters of international commercial arbitration and litigation concerning cross-border transactions.  In addition, he held adjunct positions with the China University of Political Science and Law, as well as the University of International Business and Economics.

To learn more about the Super Lawyers designation please click here. 

 

Attorney Steven Thompson Marries Meghan Owens

Attorney Steven Thompson Marries Meghan Owens

Attorney Steven Thompson has married his longtime girlfriend Meghan Owens. They were married in a small intimate ceremony in Colorado and travelled to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Steven has been an attorney at Anderson O,Brien, LLP for over five years. His areas of practice are estate planning, business, tax planning, and real estate. Congratulations to Steven and Meghan!

Community Foundation of Central WI. Gala of Gratitiude

Community Foundation of Central WI. Gala of Gratitiude

Attorney Katie Young spoke at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin’s Gala of Gratitude. The event was held at SentryWorld on November 11. Attorney Young is the current President of the Foundation. The Foundation manages over 250 funds that benefit Portage and Waushara Counties. Through generous donors this event reached the goal of $50,000.

To learn more please follow this link. https://cfcwi.org/

2023 Fall Estate Planning Seminar

2023 Fall Estate Planning Seminar

Anderson O’Brien, LLP hosted the Fall 2023 Estate Planning Seminar. Four of our skilled attorneys presented on these topics: Protecting Your Assets from Probate and Guardianship, Protecting Your Assets from Liability, and Protecting Your Assets from Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Costs. Attorney Rich Fuller served as our master of ceremonies.

Anderson O’Brien, LLP hosts a seminar in the fall and spring each year. This a great way to connect with the community and share our expertise in estate planning.