Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Daniel J. Schlichting

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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

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, J.D., 1991
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, B.A., magna cum laude, 1988

Professional Associations & Memberships
Member, American Bar Association
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, Dane County Bar Association
Member, Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin
Member, Madison Estate Council
President, Council of Independent Managers: The Business Owner’s Forum
Past Vice President and Director, Madison FC, a competitive soccer club
Past Treasurer and Director, Tenney Nursery and Parent Center, Inc.
Past Vice President and Director, West Madison Jaycees

University of Wisconsin Law School, Counseling the Business Client
Edgewood College and Beloit College, Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement (Estate Planning)