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Jeffrey Riester

Jeffrey D. Riester

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Jeffrey Riester

Jeff Riester is of counsel in the firm's Business Practice Group. 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.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 1974

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Outagamie County Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin


Fox Valley Estate Planning Council - Past president
Lawrence University - Emeritus Trustee
Community Foundation for The Fox Valley Region, Inc. - Founding Member
Appleton Medical Center Foundation, Inc. - Director, Officer
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) - Fellow
Wisconsin Historical Foundation - Director Emeritus
Riverview Gardens Inc. - Director and Officer


Listed in Best Lawyers (Trust and Estates, 2007 - present; 2016 Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Green Bay)

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Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School,1974

Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence University, History

100 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI

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