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JD University of Wisconsin



Dan Schlichting, a shareholder at Hurley Burish, S.C., excels at finding solutions across all areas of his practice. Dan judges the range of possible outcomes and adeptly assesses where clients are in that range. His empathetic yet forthright manner and his ability to plainly present the facts are invaluable assets to business and family cases where emotion can cloud the best path. Dan believes: “First, you need to really hear what people want. Having empathy helps clients in hard times. Lastly, understand that people have common responses to situations – good advice is tempered with that outside perspective.”

Practice Areas

•Business Law
•Estate Planning
•Family Law
•Forming new businesses and representing business founders
•Advising business owners on operations, transactions and problem resolution
•Planning for business succession through the creation and use of shareholder agreements, family-limited partnerships, cross-purchase and redemption agreements
•Negotiating business purchases and sales
•Preparing wills and revocable living trusts to obtain a superior tax position
•Representing banks in workouts and collections involving troubled assets
•Negotiating and drafting commercial real estate purchases and leases
•Preparing business-to-business contracts
•Creating and utilizing trusts and business entities to effectuate family wealth transfers to succeeding generations, including irrevocable insurance trusts and generation-skipping trusts
•Planning for charitable giving through the use of charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts
•Representing individuals in family law proceedings


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