Scott Burns,
Attorney at Law
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Burns Law Offices, S.C. was established by Attorney Scott Burns, who is currently the sole shareholder of the firm. Scott’s practice focuses on estate and retirement planning, including related taxation, and planning for closely held businesses.

Attorney Burns has counseled clients in all aspects of estate planning, from preparing a simple will to designing sophisticated strategies to: (i) avoid probate and minimize state and federal death taxes; (ii) protect assets from one’s creditors; and (iii) plan for retirement account distributions, including analyzing and making recommendations as to the account asset mix. With respect to business planning, Scott has counseled clients from startup (making recommendations as to entity selection) to eventual transfer of business interests as part of a business succession plan.

Scott received his B.A. degree in Business Management from Hartwick College (1981), a Master of Business Administration degree (Finance concentration) from the College of William and Mary (1983), and his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School (1996). Scott has also received the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Cash Manager (CCM) professional designations.

Attorney Burns is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and is a member of the following organizations:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Ozaukee County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • CFA Institute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research)
  • Milwaukee Investment Analysts Society

Mr. Burns frequently speaks on estate planning topics. For the past several years, he has been a featured speaker at continuing education programs for attorneys, financial planners, and insurance professionals.

 



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