Michael Best honors one of its long-time Partners Joseph R. Filachek who passed away peacefully at the age of 102.
For more than seventy years, Joe worked in the firm’s Milwaukee office practicing estate and financial planning, probate law, and labor relations.
Joe received his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Wisconsin in 1940 and his Bachelor of Laws, Order of the Coif, from The University of Wisconsin in 1942, and was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1943.
From 1942 to 1943, Joe served in the Office of the General Counsel for the United States Treasury Department.
We were fortunate to have known Joe, and we are thankful for his contributions to both the firm and his clients.
He was a great friend and mentor, and will be missed by many.
- David A. Krutz, Firm Managing Partner