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Daniel J. Krause

Daniel J. Krause

Good Guy, Certified Estate Planning Law Specialist
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • Minnesota, Wisconsin
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Summary

Founder of Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC, Dan has helped thousands of families with estate planning and estate administration since 1999. A retired Army Major and JAG Officer, Dan is a board-certified Estate Planning Law Specialist. He is certified by The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., the sole American Bar Association accredited organization to bestow this distinction.

Dan and his law partner, Nelson Donovan, wrote the book _Estate Planning in Wisconsin: Privacy, Protection and Taking Control_, published in 2017. It is an easy-to-understand primer for non-experts, covering the basics of estate planning, including wills, trusts and powers of attorney.

Besides offering education classes for the public, Dan has lectured on estate planning law throughout the years for classes of civilian and military attorneys and accountants. He has also contributed content and drafting expertise to four major drafting library packages used by attorneys nationally.

Dan attended law school on scholarship at NYU Law, graduating in 1999. He also received an M.A. in Philosophy from NYU that year. He has been a US Army Medic, a Peace Corps Volunteer (Kenya) and an elected member of his local Board of Education.

Dan is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel, the Elder Law Section and the the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. Dan is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota as well as the two federal courts in Wisconsin and multiple tribal courts in Wisconsin.

Dan lives in Oregon, Wisconsin, with his family.

Education
NYU School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Fellow for Institute of Judicial Administration
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NYU Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
M.A. | Philosophy
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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
B.A. (1992) | English, Political Science
Honors: Chancellor’s Medallion; Academy of Letters & Science Distinguished Achievement Award; Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Societies Student Government.
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC
- Current
Judge Advocate
US Army JAG Corps
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Estate Planning in Wisconsin: Privacy, Protection and Taking Control
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning for Military Practitioners -Vol 2, Wisconsin National Guard JAG Onsite, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
Wisconsin National Guard
Estate Planning for Military Practitioners, Wisconsin National Guard JAG Onsite, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
Wisconsin National Guard
Trusts From A to Z, NBI Continuing Education, Madison, Wisconsin
NBI (National Business Institute)
Taxability of trusts, Irrevocable
Certifications
Estate Planning Law Specialist
The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.
Professional Associations
Oregon Area School Board
Member
- Current
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Wisconsin State Bar # 1034752
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
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U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Elder Law
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Krause Donovan Estate Law Partners, LLC Website
Blog
Wisconsin Probate & Estate Planning Blog
Contact & Map
440 Science Drive
Suite 101
Madison, WI 53711
USA
Toll-Free: (877) 718-0846
Telephone: (608) 268-5751
Fax: (866) 366-4091
116 Spring Street
Oregon, WI 53575
USA
Telephone: (608) 268-5751
Fax: (866) 366-4091