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Shannon Braun

Shannon (Brusda) Braun

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Milwaukee
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Shannon Braun

Shannon Braun is a shareholder and a member of the Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration Practice Group. She represents a diverse client base that includes professionals, executives, business owners, philanthropists and high net-worth individuals and families. Shannon assists her clients in developing, implementing and managing comprehensive plans to achieve their goals relating to the preservation and tax-efficient transfer of wealth, and she regularly works with other professional advisors in a collaborative, team-based approach to achieve such goals. She has extensive experience providing legal advice on matters involving business succession planning, charitable giving, estate and gift taxation, fiduciary income taxation, marital property agreements and probate and trust administration.

Shannon also serves as a member of Godfrey & Kahn’s Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group, working closely with her litigation colleagues to represent and counsel individual and corporate fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust administration disputes. She is dedicated to working with the Godfrey & Kahn team to achieve creative and practical solutions for her clients while navigating complex issues and family dynamics in a thoughtful yet meticulous manner.

Shannon graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, completing an estate planning concentration, with honors. She is a frequent speaker on topics involving business succession planning, charitable giving and wealth transfer techniques, and she served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, teaching a course regarding the use of trusts in estate planning. In addition to these roles, Shannon is also an actively engaged member of the local community and firm, serving on numerous boards and firm committees.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2009

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Association for Women Lawyers
Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum
State Bar of Wisconsin
The Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation

Activities

Association for Women Lawyers – Board Member (2014-2019)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee – Volunteer (2010-2016)

Godfrey & Kahn Women's Leadership Forum – Committee Member

Greater Milwaukee Young Professional Adviser Council – Member (2019-2020)

Herbert J. Mueller Society – Member

Marquette Legal Clinic – Volunteer

Susan G. Komen Wisconsin – Board Member (2014-2019)

University of Wisconsin Law School - Adjunct Professor (Use of Trusts in Estate Planning, 2019)

Wills for Heroes – Volunteer

Wisconsin Humane Society Young Leaders – Board Member (2014-2016)

Honors

Named a 2016 “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Wisconsin Law Journal
Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2017 - present)

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Estate Planning concentration, with honors

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006, Legal Studies and Political Science, Criminal Justice Certificate, with distinction

Milwaukee
833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI
53202-5615
414.287.9568414.287.9568
414.273.5198414.273.5198
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