Milwaukee, WI – October 20, 2008 – Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP is pleased to announce that four attorneys from its Milwaukee and Delafield offices were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2009 (Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Two of the firm’s attorneys, Randy S. Nelson and Dwight H. Ellis, join a distinguished group of attorneys who have been included for more than ten years.
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
The Weiss Berzowski Brady attorneys who have been selected are:
Randy S. Nelson – Mr. Nelson is a partner in the Milwaukee office where his practice includes estate planning, family business planning, advising service corporations and partnerships, tax planning, trust administration and probate. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School, where he has been teaching estate planning for over twenty years. Mr. Nelson is the author of the chapter “Estate Planning for Owners of Closely Held Businesses” in Eckhardt’s Workbook for Wisconsin Estate Planners published by the State Bar of Wisconsin. He is a past Chairperson of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Mr. Nelson is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee and American Bar Associations, the Wisconsin and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum.
John A. Sikora – Mr. Sikora has been included in The Best Lawyers since 2003. He is a partner in the Delafield office where his practice includes tax planning, tax controversies, real estate law and corporate law. He is an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School where he teaches the corporate income tax and tax practice and procedure courses. Mr. Sikora is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the State Bar Taxation Section, a former Chair of the Taxation Section of the Milwaukee Bar Association and a former editor of the Wisconsin State Bar Tax News. He has served as instructor for numerous continuing education programs, including courses offered by the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Philip J. Miller – Mr. Miller has been included in The Best Lawyers since 2005. He is a partner in the Milwaukee office where his practice includes estate planning, probate and trust administration, marital property, business succession planning, and elder law. Mr. Miller is a speaker for continuing education courses with the State Bar of Wisconsin and is a frequent speaker to other professional and community groups on the subjects of estate planning, business succession planning, marital property, probate and medical assistance. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Bar Association, a Past President and current member of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum and a former adjunct faculty member at Marquette University Law School.
Dwight H. Ellis – Mr. Ellis is of counsel in the Milwaukee office where his practice includes employee benefits law. He brings extensive experience in tax planning and employee benefits law to assist clients in the management and development of employee benefit programs. Mr. Ellis advises clients regarding non-qualified and tax-exempt qualified retirement and welfare plans for private, public and non-profit organizations. He also provides advice and counseling to plan participants in the areas of benefits distribution and appropriate planning and elections. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a member of the State Bars of Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Arizona, and a member of the Milwaukee and American Bar Associations.
Founded in 1956, Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP maintains offices in downtown Milwaukee and Delafield, Wisconsin. The firm offers a wide array of legal services to both corporate and individual clients. Weiss Berzowski Brady has substantial corporate law, tax, estate planning, employment law, litigation, and real estate practices. Additional information about the firm can be found at www.wbb-law.com.