For Bradley Kalscheur, seeing the contributions his father made while running his hometown’s savings-and-loan bank greatly influenced his decision to pursue a law degree.
“I saw how my father was able to help others and I had the same desire to help people solve their problems,” he said. “Ultimately, this led me to focus my law practice on estate planning.”
As a partner in the wealth planning services practice group at Michael Best & Friedrich, he specializes in all areas of estate and business-succession planning, charitable planning and the structuring and taxation of partnerships and limited liability companies.
As an adviser for individual persons, families and companies, Kalscheur listens to his clients and helps them understand complex ideas in property and tax law. He said family cases are perhaps the most difficult.
Kalscheur strives to understand families’ losses and can help ensure wealth passes responsibly and appropriately to the family and affiliated parties. To best serve his clients, he often has to put on his “therapist hat.”
One of Kalscheur’s greatest professional achievements was earning equity partnership at his firm. His steady work habits, combined with the phrase: “There’s always enough time in the day,” continue to help him achieve his goals.
David Krutz, managing partner at Michel Best, observed Kalscheur’s leadership firsthand as he has helped forge collegial and productive relationships among various generations at the firm’s wealth-planning practice group.
“As a leader he combines his abilities of staying focused on the big-picture ideas of the firm while successfully incorporating the unique interests and talents of the individual team members into the equation,” Krutz said. “In bringing everyone together under a common goal of providing first-rate representation and service to clients, he has shaped an environment of respect that emphasizes the individual’s skills and needs for the greater good of the team.”