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Mark H.T. Fuhrman

Direct: 608-327-4201

Mark has maintained a general transactional practice in Wisconsin since 1994.  The majority of his practice concentrates in the areas of estate planning, probate and business law.  One of Mark’s passions is working with clients to develop creative estate plans that address each client’s unique planning goals. He accomplishes this through the skillful use of wills, trusts, marital property agreements, contractual assets, cohabitation agreements, buy-sell agreements (for business owners), powers of attorney, foundations, and/or other entities. Upon a client’s passing, Mark continues working with that client’s estate, heirs, and trusts to ensure the client’s plans and wishes are followed.  In the commercial context, Mark thrives in assisting business clients in a broad variety of matters including business organization, mergers and acquisitions, owner disputes, debt and equity financing, taxation, collection, employment matters, contracts and contractual disputes, real estate transactions, and business succession planning.

Areas of Practice:

Education:

  • J.D. – University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, 1993
  • B.B.A. – University of Wisconsin-Madison Business School, 1989
    (Majors: Finance, Investment and Banking; Psychology)

Seminar Presentations:

Since the late 1990s, Mark has been a featured speaker at dozens of seminars and events for business owners, individuals, and attorneys, addressing a broad range of topics, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Choice of Business Entity

Recent Professional Associations, Memberships and Publications:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (1994-Present)
  • Dane County Bar Association (1994-Present)
  • MATC Foundation, Board Member (2008-2011)
    • Chair, Planned Giving Committee
  • Madison4Kids, Inc., Board and Founding Member (2012-Present)
    • Chair, Governance and Planned Giving Committees
  • Association of General Contractors (Fuhrman & Dodge, S.C., 2013)
  • Association of Building Contractors (Fuhrman & Dodge, S.C., 2013)
  • Madison Estate Council (circa 2005-Present)
  • Co-Author, Eckhardt’s Workbook for Wisconsin Estate Planners (2011 and 2012 Supplements)
  • Author, Estate Planning Basics (2000-2013)

Court Admissions:

  • Courts of the State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Peer and Client Review Ratings:

AVVO.com Rating: 10 out of 10 (Superb)

Martindale Hubbell ® Rating:
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated in Trusts and Estates, Business Law, Wills and Probate
Client Review Rating: Preeminent (5.0 of 5.0)

AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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More about Mark:

When not practicing law, Mark loves music (1960’s diehard), reading, cooking, fishing the Madison lake chain, boating, skiing, RC planes, and racquetball.  Mark and his wife live in Middleton, Wisconsin with their son and daughter.