Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Mark D. Burish

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Mark Burish describes Hurley Burish, S.C. as a “can-do” law firm. In his own practice, Mark helps clients achieve what they want to achieve without diverting focus. In some cases, law plays only a minor role in a solution. That is why Mark has developed an understanding of a wide variety of professional disciplines. Mark says, “I find that clients want more than legal advice, more than a line-item in their budget. They want a partner who goes beyond legal work to real problem solving. There’s always more to it than solving a legal problem (and) it’s often different than what the client believes the problem to be. That’s where the skill of listening comes in.”

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning specializing in disabled and elderly clients
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Wills and revocable living trusts
  • Creating limited liability companies and limited partnerships to transfer wealth to succeeding (younger) generations
  • Creating and utilizing trusts to effectuate family wealth transfers to succeeding generations, including irrevocable insurance trusts and generation-skipping trusts
  • Utilizing marital agreements in conjunction with living trusts to transfer wealth with minimum taxation exposure
  • Planning for charitable giving through the use of charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts
  • Planning for business succession through the creation and use of recapitalizations, stockholder agreement, split-dollar insurance agreements, compensation arrangements and qualified retirement plans
  • Litigating probate and probate related matters

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Law School Madison, Wisconsin, J.D., 1978
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, B.A. summa cum laude

Professional Associations & Memberships
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
Member, Madison Estate Planning Council
Member, Dane County Bar Association

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