Wisconsin Estate Planning Attorney

Wisconsin estate planning attorney Thomas Shellander (Tom) and Richard Bredemann are experienced estate planning attorneys that joined forces in Scottsdale, AZ.  Their office provides over 65 years of combined experience.  Both Mr. Shellander and Mr. Bredemann serve their clients estate planning needs and find positive solutions for everyone involved.  The offices of Bredemann and Shellander proudly serve the residents of Arizona and Wisconsin.

Thomas Shellander has deep roots in the state of Wisconsin and despite relocating to Arizona continues to serve the residence of Wisconsin and their estate planning needs.  He has been practicing law for over 26 years and continues to serve clients in Wisconsin while continuing his practice with Richard Bredemann.  Thomas graduated from University Wisconsin-Madison College in 1990 and maintains strong ties to the Dane County community.  He is dually licensed to practice law in Arizona and Wisconsin.




It is important to work with a state specific expert when creating your will or trust.  State laws can vary and directly impact your estate planning. It is important to choose the right vehicle for your estate plan.  Bredemann and Shellander work to find the best solution for every client’s individual situation.  Regardless of circumstances every person should have this basic and necessary form of estate planning completed.  In particular, if you have minor children, legacy considerations or accumulated wealth and assets estate planning is critical to ensure your wishes are carried out.

Administering Probate and Trust Process:

Once a will or trust established, it is important to work with an attorney that is skilled in the administration process.  If a will goes to probate there are timelines and filing deadlines that must be followed as determined by the court.  Bredemann and Shellander have the knowledge to represent their clients through this difficult time and help provide an efficient transition of assets from the decedent’s estate to its beneficiaries. Bredemann and Shellander can guide their clients and their loved ones through this process.

Business Planning and Formation

Starting your own business can be daunting and risky.  Depending on the size and type of business you are starting, there are unique potential tax consequences and potential issues that you might be facing.  Bredemann and Shellander works with each individual client to setup the appropriate business structure for that particular situation.  Choosing the correct business entity from the beginning is critical to your business's success.  Bredemann and Shellander can also assist your business with annual filings and meeting minutes which may be requirements of your business entity, as well as buy sell agreements and business succession planning.

Tax Planning and Preparation

Tax planning and preparation are both important tools in either your estate or business planning process.  Our attorneys skillfully guide clients through the establishment of an estate plan or business to create a plan that is legally and strategically tax structured.  There are many tax deductions and credits available that our clients simply may not know about.  Working directly with clients we strive to help them achieve their planning goals and be as tax efficient as possible.  Accurate tax preparation is also important and is the most effective way to avoid conflicts with the IRS. Federal and state tax laws change frequently and we work on our client’s behalf to achieve accurate tax preparation.  We provide tax planning and preparation services to individuals and businesses.