As a member of the Financial Services industry group, Phil focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and resolution of controversies involving trusts, estates and related property interests. He represents business owners, executives and professionals in their estate planning needs, and he advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries on the administration of trusts and estates to facilitate the efficient transfer of wealth. Phil also represents fiduciaries, beneficiaries, surviving spouses or other claimants when controversies arise involving taxes, trusts, estates and related property interests. Phil also works with nonprofit organizations on various aspects of their operations as tax-exempt entities, as well as needs unrelated to their tax-exempt status.
In addition to his work for clients, Phil has served as a member of the adjunct faculty of Marquette University Law School and as a co-author of the State Bar of Wisconsin three-volume treatise Marital Property Law in Wisconsin. Phil was a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Bankers Association committee that proposed legislation resulting in Wisconsin’s enactment of new trust laws based on the Uniform Trust Code.
Phil began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert W. Warren, U.S.District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Before joining Husch Blackwell, Phil practiced for more than 30 years with Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.