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Tom Hoffner concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, deferred compensation, employee benefits, and business succession law. Tom has experience in the preparation and implementation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance and gift trusts, charitable trusts, family limited partnerships, marital property agreements, powers of attorney and other estate planning techniques. He also has been involved in structuring and implementing deferred compensation plans and programs for a variety of organizations, as well as various other employee benefit plans.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Madison Estate Council (past chair)
Madison Benefits Council (past chair)
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow)
Wisconsin Planned Giving Council
State Bar of Wisconsin


Madison Area Generosity Council of the National Christian Foundation Wisconsin, Inc. (Chair)
Past Instructor for the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Program sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Stonecroft Couples’ Ministry (Co-Chair)


State Bar of Wisconsin

Direct: (608) 514-6714
Fax: (608) 729-7330


Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Business Succession Planning
Executive Compensation Planning
Non-Qualified Employee Benefits


Fellow – American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
Best Lawyers in America (Trusts and Estates, 1999 – 2022)
Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2006 – 2021)
AV Rated (Highest Rating) by Martindale Hubbell


Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1975
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1967
Officer, United States Navy, 1967-1972