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The Trusts Estates Blog Team

Aric D. Burch | Attorney | RuderWare

Aric D. Burch

Attorney, Wausau Office

Aric principally advises clients in the areas of elder law, including use of irrevocable trusts for asset protection, medical assistance eligibility, and special needs trusts.  In addition, Aric counsels clients on estate and trust planning, taxation, powers of attorney, probate, and trust administration.  He is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Ashley L. Hawley | Attorney | RuderWare

Ashley L. Hawley

Attorney, Wausau Office

Ashley works closely with individuals and families to design plans customized to their life situation, their goals, and their values.  This sometimes includes drafting wills, trusts and other planning documents as well as formation of entities for estate planning and business purposes, asset protection, gifting and transfers of assets.

Melissa S. Kampmann | Attorney | RuderWare

Melissa S. Kampmann

Attorney, Wausau Office

Melissa chairs the Trusts & Estates Practice Group.  As a seasoned estate planner, Melissa counsels individuals and families to create a plan for the transfer and preservation of their assets during their lifetime and at death.

Jessica A. Merkel | Attorney | RuderWare

Jessica A. Merkel

Attorney, Wausau Office

Jessica provides counsel on the use of irrevocable trusts for asset protection, medical assistance eligibility, and special needs trusts.  Jessica engages families by listening, empathizing, and  supporting their choices to achieve their goals.  In addition, she counsels clients on estate and trust planning, taxation, powers of attorney, probate, and trust administration.

Shanna N. Yonke | Attorney | RuderWare

Shanna N. Yonke

Attorney, Wausau Office

Shanna has a particular interest in working with the next generation of closely held business owners, assisting with their estate planning, business interests, drafting of complex trusts, and LLC operating agreements.