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James J. Vance

Attorney Vance practices in the areas of real estate, probate and trust administration, estate planning, business, corporations, LLCs and LLPs and tax law.

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Education

Attorney Vance was born in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 17, 1933. He is a graduate of Fort Atkinson High School and continued his education at Beloit College, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1955, and the University of Wisconsin Law School earning a Doctor of Law in 1958. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Fraternity.

Background and Memberships

Attorney Vance was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1958 and admitted to the Federal Court for the Western District of Wisconsin also in 1958.

Attorney Vance is a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, the State Bar of Wisconsin, and the American Bar Association. He served as treasurer of the State Bar of Wisconsin from 1975 to 1977 and has been a director of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section since 1967 and served as the Section’s chairman from 1972 to 1975.

Attorney Vance is also a member of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Practice Areas

Attorney Vance practices in the areas of real estate law, including the purchase and sale of homes, farms and business properties; probate law; estate planning, including the drafting of living trusts, wills and powers of attorney; business, including the purchase and sale of businesses; the creation and management of corporations, LLCs and LLPs; advising clients on tax planning and tax implications for the purchase and sale of real estate, businesses, farms and rental properties; preparation of income tax returns in all of the areas of his practice.

Attorney Vance is well regarded throughout the state for his knowledge of real estate law and is the author of Titles to Real Estate, a resource published by the University of Wisconsin Law School Continuing Education Division in 1977 with supplements in 1983, 1986 and 1998.

Public Service

Attorney Vance has over five decades of service to the Fort Atkinson Community. For many years he served as the secretary of the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation and the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital Foundation. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital for over 10 years. He is the past president of the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce and has served as a Chamber Ambassador for over 35 years. In October of 2001, he received the Friend of the Chamber of Commerce Award and in January of 2002 received the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Contribution Award. Attorney Vance is a former director of the Fort Atkinson United Way and the fund drive chairman as well as being a former director and secretary of the Koshkonong Mounds Country Club. He is a former member of the Jaycees and is the current secretary and director of the Fort Atkinson Industrial Development Corporation.

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Christopher D. Martin

Attorney Martin practices in the areas of real estate, title work and tax law; setting up corporations, LLPs and LLCs; drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning documents; and probate and trust administration.

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Education

Attorney Martin was born in Seattle, Washington, on February 27, 1982. He graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 2001; University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2005; and Marquette University Law School with a Juris Doctorate degree in 2009.

Background

Attorney Martin was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2009. He is a direct descendant of Wisconsin Governor William Dempster Hoard, founder of The Daily Jefferson County Union and Hoard’s Dairyman magazine published in Fort Atkinson. He is also related to Dwight Foster who was Fort Atkinson’s first settler in 1836.

Memberships

Attorney Martin is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Jefferson County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Attorney Martin is engaged in the general practice of law and has a marked affinity and experience in the areas of real estate, probate, title work, tax law, setting up corporations, LLPs and LLCs, and drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning documents.

Public Service

Attorney Martin enjoys serving in community activities including Fort Atkinson Rotary Club, Hoard Curtis Scout Camp and the Evergreen Cemetery Association. He is a member of the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce and participated in the 2010 class of Project Lead.

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Jordan A. Lippert

Attorney Lippert practices in the area of litigation including divorce and family law, personal injury, criminal and traffic, civil, landlord/tenant, collections and real estate cases.

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Education

Jordan Lippert earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. In May of 2013, Attorney Lippert earned his Doctor of Law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, having twice been selected to the Dean’s List for academic achievement and graduating with Cum Laude academic honors.

Background

Attorney Lippert was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 2013. He served as a public service Special Prosecutor for Dane County and as an Assistant District Attorney in Columbia County.

Memberships

Attorney Lippert is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Practice Areas

Attorney Lippert is engaged in the general practice of law with an emphasis on serving the litigation needs of his clients in family, personal injury, criminal, civil, landlord/tenant, collections and real estate cases.

Public Service

Attorney Lippert takes pleasure in community service and volunteer activities. He has been a frequent volunteer assisting in programs at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson.