Jeff Riester is of counsel on 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.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 1974
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)
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School,1974
Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence University, History