Michael Best is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Kiiskila as a partner in the Wealth Planning Practice Group. She will be based primarily in the firm’s Waukesha office, but will act as a valuable resource to clients throughout all firm offices.
A returning attorney to Michael Best, Kiiskila began her legal career with the firm more than 20 years ago. For the past decade, she has been with the Advanced Planning team at The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, where she consulted with and trained financial advisors, attorneys, and accountants on estate planning, business planning, complex financial planning and product matters. Most recently, she led the team of highly specialized attorneys as Vice President of Advanced Planning.
“Amy is incredibly well-respected in the wealth planning field and her experience over the past decade at Northwestern Mutual will make her unique among those who practice law in the wealth planning area,” said David Krutz, Firm Managing Partner. “Our clients will be the beneficiaries of her insight and counsel as we look to help them preserve their assets and transfer those assets to the next generation. We are very excited to welcome her back to Michael Best where she began her career.”
Kiiskila counsels clients on all aspects of wealth planning matters, focusing her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, tax planning, charitable planning, and business succession planning. She works closely with businesses and individuals to craft customized plans that preserve and grow their assets.
“Amy’s deep knowledge of the financial services industry and all facets of wealth and estate planning, and asset protection will give our group an edge in implementing innovative solutions,” said Brad Kalscheur, Partner in the firm’s Wealth Planning Practice Group. “Her ability to work collaboratively and empower her teams will make her an advantage to the firm.”
Kiiskila received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also earned her B.B.A., summa cum laude, from St. Norbert College.
Members of Michael Best’s Wealth Planning group have extensive experience across all dimensions of income and estate tax planning, business succession planning, financial planning, asset protection planning, risk management, and retirement planning. Attorneys in the practice group counsel clients with diverse backgrounds and situations, including executives, private investors, family trusts, closely held business owners, and philanthropists and committed to adapting and responding to unforeseen issues, economic conditions, and ever-changing tax laws.