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David Patzer

David H. Patzer

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Milwaukee
414.287.9652414.287.9652
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David Patzer

David Patzer is the chair of Godfrey & Kahn’s Estate Planning Practice Group in the Milwaukee office and co-Chair of the firm’s Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group.

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.  Dave often implores estate planning techniques focused on leveraging the use of available tax exemptions including Family Limited Partnerships, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, sales to defective Grantor Trusts and the creation and administration of family foundations.  He works closely with the firm’s Corporate Practice Group on business succession matters for many of our closely held clients.

Admitted To Practice

Minnesota

Wisconsin - 1998

Professional Associations

State Bar of Wisconsin

Activities

St. Francis Children’s Center – Past President and Current Board Member
YMCA Camp Minikani – Board Member
Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum – Past President
Evan Scholars – Milwaukee Regional Alumni President

Honors

Recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager (2012 - present)
Listed in Best Lawyers (Trust and Estates, 2014 - present)
Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2017 - present)

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1996, cum laude

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993, Accounting

Milwaukee
833 East Michigan Street
Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI
53202-5615
414.287.9652414.287.9652
414.273.5198414.273.5198
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