Mr. Poker is a partner who serves as Chair of Michael Best & Friedrich’s Wealth Planning Services Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group.
Mark Poker's wealth planning practice includes advising individuals, fiduciaries and businesses on family wealth transfers, wealth preservation, asset protection planning, ownership succession planning, trust and estate litigation and tax dispute resolution. Mr. Poker has extensive experience in representing individuals and businesses in income and estate tax disputes with state and federal tax authorities.
Mr. Poker’s health care practice includes advising non-profit and for-profit health care entities, including healthcare systems, physician organizations, community hospitals, long term care facilities, and foundations on tax planning and reporting, qualified and non-qualified retirement benefits (including cash balance pension plans and church plans), insured and self funded welfare benefits and employment agreements for physicians and healthcare industry executives. He also has experience in structuring health care industry acquisitions and joint ventures between physicians and healthcare systems.
Mr. Poker has served as an adjunct professor for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Business School and has taught numerous estate and income tax planning courses for the Wisconsin and North Carolina State Bars and other professional and community organizations.