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Jeff Riester is a shareholder in the firm's Business Practice Group in the Appleton Office and formerly the Appleton Office Managing Partner. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, health care and mergers & acquisitions.
One of his primary practice emphasis is estate planning and estate settlement. Jeff's experience entails the preparation of wills, establishment of trusts and related instruments. These often involve the use of complex and innovative techniques to achieve personal and tax planning goals. He also handles the settlement of many estates, including disposition of estate tax matters. In addition Jeff assists with succession planning of businesses and estates to ensure the retention of wealth by businesses and families.
Another area of practice emphasis has been with the firm's Health Care practice. He serves Northeast Wisconsin's most innovative health care system, and the Fox Valley's largest private employer.
In addition Jeff counsels and advises owners of closely-held or family-owned companies with the sale and purchase of businesses, and provides counsel in executive compensation matters.
Jeff has extensive experience in higher education law, particularly with regard to private colleges, and he frequently counsels charitable organizations, including both private and community foundations.