Trusts and Estates Law

From simple wills to complex estate planning involving trusts and the transfers of business interests, Nowlan helps clients develop and carry out estate plans which preserve assets and minimize taxes.

A Plan for the Future

Your estate represents all you have worked to achieve. To honor that lifelong effort, your estate plan should not only express your wishes, but also guarantee they will be fulfilled. The estate planning experts at Nowlan are among the few attorneys in Rock County who truly specialize in estates. They will guide you in creating a plan that preserves your wealth, transfers it in the manner you desire, and achieves the most favorable tax advantages possible.

We listen carefully to your goals. Then we apply our business acumen and experience to develop options to reach your objectives. Our attorneys stay on top of tax laws and employ state-of-the-art estate planning techniques. We do not take a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach. We offer individualized solutions, taking family dynamics into consideration. We understand personal and business factors often need to mesh.

I have a will.  Do I need a trust?

A will may serve your needs. However, a trust may be more appropriate for a number of reasons, including privacy, avoidance of probate, or ease of administration. Business owners may need something more complex, such as a business succession plan for transferring assets to the second and third generations. Our estate planning lawyers are skilled in drafting plans for individuals and families of every size and means. Your estate is often an important emblem of your life’s accomplishments. An estate plan from Nowlan offers peace of mind that your assets will be used in the future to enrich the lives of the people you care about.

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of Attorney


The service you expect, the solutions you need.

The attorneys and staff at Nowlan are ready to answer your questions and offer timely assistance. No question is too small, no request too insignificant. We are here to help. We look forward to hearing from you and working together.