For individuals and families we provide:

  • Simple and sophisticated estate planning including wills, powers of attorney revocable trusts, martial property agreements, ILIT’s, CRT’s, family partnerships and family LLC’s

  • Medicaid and Title 19 planning

  • Real estate

  • Tax planning

  • Charitable Organizations including IRS tax exemptions and compliance


For businesses and their owners we provide:

2010 – present

2010 – present

  • Business formations and choice of entity

  • Contracts

  • Succession planning for closely held business and farms

  • Mergers and acquisitions

John R. Nelson


John Nelson has been recognized by personal and business clients as providing outstanding legal services.  His honors include:

Who’s Who in American Law

AV rated by Martindale & Hubble peer review

  • The highest legal ability and professional ethics

Rated “Preeminent” for over twenty five years

Selected one of “Wisconsin’s Top Lawyers” 2013

John is a regular speaker and author for the State Bar of Wisconsin and community groups.

State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Effectively Advising Business Clients – “Due Diligence in Business Acquisitions”

  • Effectively Advising Business Clients – “Ethics of Forming Multimember LLC’s”

  • Effectively Advising Business Clients – “Ethical Dilemmas for  Business Attorneys”

Associated Bank

  • Lending Considerations:“ABC’s of LLC’s, LLP’s, Sub S and other Alphabet Entities”

WISN Radio

  • Business Solutions: “Business Entities”

  • Business Solutions: “Succession Planning”

National Business Institute

  • “Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies”

  • “Wisconsin Probate Beyond the Basics”

State Bar of Wisconsin CLE Books

  • Author, Business Advisor Series, Chapter 1, “Choice of Entity”

  • Reviser, Business Advisor Series, Chapter 7, “Buying and Selling a Small Business”

  • Author, “Starting a Business” Pamphlet


University of Wisconsin

  • J. D with honors

  • Law Review

  • Note and Comment Editor

Cornell University

  • B.A. Economics

  • Dean’s list

  • Key Club

  • Sphinx Head Society


  • Arrowhead Community Task Force

  • Arrowhead Hall of Fame Selection Committee Member

  • Lake Country Chiefs: Coach, Legal Counsel, Board Member

  • Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church: Board Member

  • Young Life: Committee Member

  • Lake Country Phoenix: Board Member, President

  • Pewaukee Yacht Club: Board Member