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Two Estate Planning attorneys named 2019 Five Star Wealth Managers

April 8, 2019

MILWAUKEE, WI (April 8, 2019) Godfrey & Kahn is pleased to announce that Estate Planning attorneys, David Patzer and Jeff Billings, have again been recognized as a Five Star Wealth Managers by Five Star Professional. They are among less than 1% of estate planners that will be receiving the award in the Milwaukee area.

Patzer is chair of Godfrey & Kahn’s Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration practice. He has been a Five Star recipient since 2012. His areas of practice include fiduciary income taxation, estate and gift taxation, probate administration, and the preparation of marital agreements, wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments.

Billings has been named a Five Star recipient every year since 2011. In his practice, Billings regularly works with families, business owners, executives, doctors and other professionals to grow, manage and protect wealth. He provides clients with comprehensive planning solutions covering a range of services, including core estate planning, business succession planning, complex gifting strategies, inter-generational wealth planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving and asset protection planning.

The Five Star award is voted upon by peers and colleagues and is presented to wealth managers, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, home/auto insurance professionals and dentists in more than 45 markets in the U.S. and Canada. The award recognizes service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Less than one percent of attorneys receive this distinction in the Milwaukee area.

With more than 160 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin’s leading business law firms. Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at


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