Wendy S. Rusch

Shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Wendy S. Rusch

Wendy S. Rusch

Shareholder at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.

Biography

Wendy S. Rusch is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Trusts and Estates and Corporate Law practices. Wendy’s clients include owners of family-controlled companies and high-net worth individuals primarily in the Waukesha, Madison and Milwaukee areas. Her practice focuses on estate planning, family business succession planning, retirement planning, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, as well as probate and trust administration. She also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust disputes, and advises clients on a wide variety of estate, gift and income tax issues. Wendy is an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) through the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.

Drawing from her breath of knowledge and experience, Wendy offers clients practical solutions to problems, and clients appreciate her approachable and empathetic disposition. While the services Wendy provides vary from client to client, one thing remains consistent throughout: the importance she places on client comprehension. She takes time to explain complicated legal issues to her clients in a manner designed to ensure that they fully understand their options.

The most fulfilling aspect of Wendy’s work is her involvement in succession planning and watching the successful transition of a family business from one generation to the next. This process is different for every client and is a very personal matter that she considers not only a responsibility but also a privilege to be part of. Licensed in Wisconsin and South Dakota, Wendy is able to assist high-net worth individuals who are interested in exploring the income tax and trust laws that each state offers.

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (Order of the Coif)
B.S., with honors, Cornell University (Industrial and Labor Relations)

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin
South Dakota

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Number of Awards

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Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Class of 2000

The University of Wisconsin Law School is located on historic Bascom Hill in the heart of the beautiful UW–Madison campus. It boasts a renowned faculty, an extensive curriculum and a dynamic student body. As part of a world-class university located in the state’s capital, the Law School also offers an unparalleled wealth of experiences beyond its walls. An extensive curriculum places emphasis on the dynamics of the law—how the law relates to social change and to society as a whole—while at the same time stressing skill development. In addition to nationally recognized programs in several substantive areas, the Law School also has one of the largest clinical programs in the country. UW Law School offers many dual degree programs , concentrations and certificate programs. With a focus on skills-based learning, our students graduate practice-ready and prepared for success. Most UW Law School students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). The UW Law School's nationally recognized faculty and staff work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views and approaches to the Law School. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.

Class of 2000

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

B.S. Degree in Industrial & Labor Relations, with Honors
Class of 1992

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Memberships
Fellow
2015 - Current

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a nonprofit association of lawyers established in 1949. Its members are elected to the College by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. All ACTEC members have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities. The members work together in a collegial manner to • Enhance their ability to provide the most efficient and highest quality services to their clients; • Develop qualified trust and estate counselors; • Improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and standards of professional responsibility; and • Cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar missions.

Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The State Bar of Wisconsin is a professional association that provides educational, career development and other services to its 24,000 members. It also provides public services, including attorney referrals, public education and reduced-fee legal assistance for low-income state residents.

Career History
Partner
Prior

Foley & Lardner LLP provide legal services. It provides corporate governance, compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor, employment, intellectual property, IP litigation and tax services. The firm has offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Detroit, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Sacramento, San Diego, Del Mar, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and West Palm Beach. The company was founded in 1842 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Shareholder
2017 - Current

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C. is a large American law firm founded in 1894. The firm serves as attorneys and business law counselors to public and privately held corporations, financial institutions, family-owned businesses, retirement plans, exempt organizations and individuals.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Chair, Planned Giving Committee
Current

The Agrace HospiceCare Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to develop, steward and distribute charitable gifts from the community to improve quality of life for patients and (continued on Schedule O)

Member, Donor Development Committee
Current
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2009

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2006
Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Wisconsin Bar
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