Maureen L. O'Leary (GUTH)
Attorney at Law
Maureen L. O'Leary (Guth) is the President and owner of O'Leary-Guth Law Office, S.C. (previously, Willms-O'Leary, S.C.). Maureen is the firm's managing attorney and oversees all of the firm's practice areas. Maureen also continues to practice law focusing on high net worth estate planning, estate tax planning and business succession planning. Maureen has also served as an expert witness for trust and estate matters. Maureen is proud to be a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC"), an esteemed group of many of the best trust and estate attorneys in the world.
Maureen received her Juris Doctor degree with honors from Marquette University Law School and her undergraduate degree from Carroll College (kna Carroll University). Prior to law school, Maureen began her career in the business world, as a shareholder and Operations Manager of Swimtastic Corporation, where she helped turn a local business into a national franchise.
Maureen is a member of the Ozaukee County Bar Association, Washington County Bar Association and the Milwaukee Bar Association. Maureen frequently gives trust, estate and business related presentations to professional groups. She is a Director of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Business Law Section (2019 - 2022 term) and a Director and Officer of the Thiensville-Mequon Rotary Club.
Maureen is also a Director and Officer of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum, a multi-disciplinary organization of estate planning professionals in the Greater Milwaukee area, a council focused on establishing and monitoring the highest professional and educational standards in the trusts and estates field.
Maureen lives in Glendale with her husband, Jeremy, and her daughters, Jacqueline and Madeline. Maureen also volunteers as a Micro Preemie Parent Mentor with Graham's Foundation because her oldest daughter, Jacqueline, was born four months prematurely. Maureen also has a boxer dog named Zena and she is on the Board of Directors for the Green Acres Boxer Rescue of Wisconsin, which rescues boxer dogs throughout the State of Wisconsin.
"Is Now the Time to Sell or Gift your Business?"
State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Blog, August 25, 2021
Republished by InsideTrack, Sept 2021 Vol. 13 No. 17
"Tips for an Effective Business Succession Plan"
State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Blog
August 19, 2020
Author of Wisconsin Exhibit to "Executing Estate Planning Documents During the Pandemic and the Slow Return to the “New Normal”" by Martin M. Shenkman, Esq., Jonathan Blattmachr, Esq., Andrew Wolfe, Esq., and Thomas A. Tietz, Esq
LISI Estate Planning Newsletter #2799 (June 11, 2020)
"SECURE Act: Ensuring Safety of Retirement Accounts"
Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine
"Estate Tax Returns for Nontaxable Estates After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017"
Wisconsin Institute of CPAs' On Balance Magazine
"A Powerful Tool: Modification or Termination of a Noncharitable Irrevocable Trust by Consent Under Section 411(A) of the Uniform Trust Code"
The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
ACTEC Law Journal, Volume 45, Number 1, Fall 2019
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