O'Flaherty Heim Birnbaum Kirchner & Curtis Ltd.

Scott J. Curtis

Attorney Scott J. Curtis, a shareholder with the firm, practices in the areas of  probate estates & trusts, general business law, estate planning, business formation & administration, business succession planning, estate and trust litigation, real estate,  non-profit organizations, professional practices, estate planning,  and general litigation.

Proficient in comprehensive estate planning, Mr. Curtis structures succession and estate plans for owners of family businesses engaged in numerous industries.  In the field of probate and trust administration, Mr. Curtis has a reputation for success handling multi-million dollar estates, including contested estates.  Mr Curtis has worked with clients to structure complex Medicaid divestment strategies, plans for gift tax avoidance, Reverse and Forward Single and Multiple Asset Tax Deferred Exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code.  Additionally, Mr. Curtis has represented buyers and sellers in transactions involving professional practices including chiropractic, dental, and medical businesses.

Mr. Curtis has represented numerous non-profit organizations, and has helped clients to carry out their philanthropic goals by forming and managing charitable entities.  He has helped clients with personal wealth to create private foundations for long-term charitable giving within the family.  He has assisted with the formation of public charities and has served on the board of organizations that support the Catholic Church, veterans causes, and community development.

Mr. Curtis is also a frequent speaker on estate, tax, and business law issues.

Civic Involvement:

  • Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem;

  • 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus

  • Executive Committee – Serra Club of La Crosse

  • Board Member – Gateway Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

  • Board Member & Treasurer – La Crosse Jail Ministry

  • Member, Schola Cantorum of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Former Member, Cathedral Gallery Singers

  • Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America

Focus of Practice

  • Probate Estates and Trusts
  • General Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Formation & Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Strategic Medicaid Planning
  • Estate Litigation
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • General Litigation

Court/Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota

Education

  • J.D. Creighton University School of Law (Omaha, Nebraska), 2012
  • B.A. Saint Mary’s University of Winona, 2009
  • Aquinas High School, La Crosse, WI 2005

Contact

Scott J. Curtis