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F. William Haberman



High-net-worth individuals call on Bill for clear-headed guidance in protecting and preserving their wealth for future generations.

Bill works closely with his clients, helping them to develop estate plans, and implement strategies that both save taxes and achieve personal objectives. Clients benefit from his considerable experience in:

  • Marital property
  • Charitable giving
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Grantor retained annuity trusts
  • Sales to defective trusts
  • Succession planning

Bill has also established a proven track record in representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in fiduciary litigation matters.


A member of various estate planning organizations, Bill is frequently invited to speak on estate planning topics. 

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America® for over 20 years 
  • “Lawyers of the Year” in the area of Litigation – Trusts and Estate Law, 2012
  • "Wisconsin Super Lawyers" list by Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of estate planning and probate, 2005-2016
  • "Leading Lawyers" published by Milwaukee's M Magazine, 2012, 2015
  • Honorary Alumni Award winner, The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 2014

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, Wisconsin Bar Association



Community Involvement

  • Past President, Board Member, Milwaukee Film Festival
  • President, UWM Foundation
  • Member, Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • Board Member, The Peters Foundation
  • President and Manager, Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation
  • Past President, Board Member, Public Policy Forum
  • Board Member, UWM Foundation
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