Sebastian J. Geraci

Attorney

Banner photo of Sebastian J. Geraci

Sebastian J. Geraci

Attorney

Banner photo of Sebastian J. Geraci

Sebastian J. Geraci

Attorney

402 Graham Avenue
P.O. Box 187
Eau Claire, WI 54702-0187
Phone: 715.834.3425
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.834.9240

Services

Professional Recognition:

  • Best Lawyers in America® – Tax Law and Trusts and Estates (1991 – present)
  • Best of the U.S. Inc®. – Tax Law (2007)
  • Best of the U.S. Inc.® – Trust and Estate Law (2007)

Sebastian (Sam) Geraci has represented many Western Wisconsin clients with respect to their estate planning needs.

Additionally, Sam has worked with business owners regarding a wide range of business tax issues, including the development and implementation of tax efficient succession plans. Sam is listed under Tax Law and Trusts and Estates in The Best Lawyers in America®.

Sam’s work for his clients has included the following:

  • The use of various estate planning techniques such as revocable grantor trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (“ILITs”), qualified personal residence trusts (“QPRTs”), and grantor retained annuity trusts (“GRATs”).
  • The organization of new business entities, including setting up a limited liability company (“LLC”) for clients in conjunction with a grantor retained annuity trust (“GRAT”) as part of an overall business succession/estate tax reduction plan.
  • The creation of private foundations, including foundations that operate on a multi-state basis.
  • The design and implementation of buy-sell agreements for closely held businesses interests.
  • Contract negotiations and advise regarding the purchase and sale of business interests.

Insights

Presentations

Top Ten Tips for Keeping What You Have Earned – 5/2/06 and 5/9/06

Civic Activities

  • Sister Claire Marie Wick/Triniteam Foundation – legal advisor to Board; pro bono counsel Triniteam Treatment Alternative Program of Eau Claire

Professional Activities

Lecturer on various tax subjects for the State Bar of Wisconsin and for other groups of lawyers, accountants and insurance professionals

402 Graham Avenue
P.O. Box 187
Eau Claire, WI 54702-0187
Phone: 715.834.3425
Toll Free: 800.477.8050
Fax: 715.834.9240

Services

Professional Recognition:

  • Best Lawyers in America® – Tax Law and Trusts and Estates (1991 – present)
  • Best of the U.S. Inc®. – Tax Law (2007)
  • Best of the U.S. Inc.® – Trust and Estate Law (2007)

Education

  • B.A., St. John’s University – New York, NY (1967)
  • M.A. Philosophy, Marquette University – Milwaukee, WI (1972)
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison (1975)
  • L.L.M., Taxation, New York University – New York (1976)

Admissions

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Tax Court