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We just finished our estate plan with Mike Vogel.  We are so pleased and relieved to have it done.  Attorney Vogel was so thorough, professional, and took care of everything for us.  The entire process was so easy. ~K. & J. B., Janesville, WI

I am so glad I found you. ~R. O., Janesville, WI

After meeting with two other lawyers in Janesville, this client commented, "You're a country mile ahead of your competitors out there." ~J. R., Janesville, WI

You, Sir, are worth every penny! ~A. A., Janesville, WI

Thank you for all your work on my mother's estate.  You are a wonderful group of people. ~K. K., Southheart, ND

Thank you so much for your time.  I knew if my friend recommended you, that you would be good; and I am not disappointed.  I feel very confident that my trust will be perfect in every way.  I appreciated your knowledge and how personable you are. ~L. C., Janesville, WI

You are a gentleman and a scholar! ~R. A., Janesville, WI

We met Mr. Vogel at a seminar and were referred to him by our financial planner to re-work our trust.  I can tell you it was a wonderful experience.  It was like sitting at the kitchen table talking with a family member.  He is extremely knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions and brought up things that we did not think of. He was courteous and sincere.  We would highly recommend him to all of our acquaintances. ~R. & S. K., Janesville, WI

Thank you and your staff for all of your assistance in completing the legal matters in a professional, helpful way during what is, perhaps, the most difficult time in the lives of those who have lost a loved one. ~N. B., Madison, WI

I just wanted to thank everyone for all your help with my dad's estate, the help you provided during my parents' lives, and when we had to sell their condo.  It has been a real pleasure working with you.  Everyone has been very professional, friendly, and accommodating.  You explained everything along the way, and I felt that all my questions were answered exceptionally quick. ~A. S., Las Vegas, NV

I want to thank you for your work with the trust.  Twenty years ago, I was sure I would never have been put into the position of trustee.  I know it was a mess, but I want you to know that I always felt I was in good hands with you and your law firm. ~M.M., Spring Green, WI

This all seemed so overwhelming to think about and to do. But you lead us thru it all so quick and easy. You and your staff have been great. ~L. T., Janesville, WI

You are exactly what we were looking for to help us get things in order at this point in our lives, combined with our relocation to Janesville and Wisconsin. ~G. & D. S., Janesville, WI

Throughout this entire process, we were always grateful to know that we had you as our advocate.  We know that anytime we need legal advice, you are the one to call. ~A. & L. C., Orfordville, WI

 Attorney Michael W. Vogel

Mike VogelPractice Areas: Estate Planning; Probate; Trust Administration; Tax; Residential and Commercial Real Estate; and Business Law.

Admitted to Bar: Wisconsin; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin Law, and U.S. Tax Court

Law School:  Regent Law School, 1996

College: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, B.A., magna cum laude, 1994 - Political Science with a minor in history

Member: State Bar of Wisconsin.

Published Article(s): "Proposed Legislation Would Repeal Estate, Gift and GST Taxes," Estate Planning, August/September 2000.

Born: Janesville, Wisconsin, November 20, 1970

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Attorney Vogel was born in Janesville, WI on November 20, 1970. His ancestors have lived in Rock County, Wisconsin since prior to 1900 and in Wisconsin since the 1840s. His grandfather owned and operated Vogel’s Meat Market, which was located on W. Milwaukee Street in Janesville for nearly 40 years. He is the youngest of 10 children and graduated from Parker High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. He then graduated magna cum laude (with great academic distinction) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a major in political science and a minor in history. He remains very interested in history and is an avid fan of various history authors and political figure biographies. After completing his undergraduate degree, he attended Regent Law School in Virginia. While in law school, Attorney Vogel was selected to serve on the staff of the Regent Law Review due to his excellent writing skills. Only 11 other students in his law school class received the honor.

He graduated from Regent Law in 1996. Immediately following his graduation, he returned to Janesville, Wisconsin. He passed the Wisconsin bar exam by scoring in the 90th percentile on the Wisconsin portion of the bar exam. He began his law practice with another law firm in Janesville and became a partner of that firm.  

Since graduating from law school, Attorney Vogel has concentrated his efforts on establishing a practice focused on the areas of trusts and estates, corporate, and real estate law. In 2003, he resigned from his previous partnership and established Vogel Law Firm, Ltd. He is recognized as a preeminent estate planning and probate attorney in Rock County, Wisconsin. As such, he assists clients with the drafting of simple wills to very complex estate and gift tax matters all in an effort to provide the proper plan or administration for each family or business. His motto is “from the very simple to the most complex.” He has prepared more than 2,500 estate plans for clients and represented clients in hundreds of probate, trust administration, and guardianship matters. He strives to give clients the tools to anticipate problems and plan for the future.  He also represents numerous families with net worth exceeding $20 million and is experienced with complex estate planning options to alleviate tax liability. In 2004, Attorney Vogel established River Title Company in Janesville, Wisconsin. The ownership of River Title Company provided Attorney Vogel with a deep knowledge of real estate transactions and title insurance.  In 2018, after owning River Title Company for 14 years, Attorney Vogel sold River Title Company to Knight Barry Title.

In 2006 and 2007, Attorney Vogel was selected as a “Rising Star” based upon selection by his peers and other criteria. This designation is reserved only for attorneys who are under age 40 or who have been in practice less than 10 years. “Rising Stars” are ranked by a statewide survey and only 2.5% of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Wisconsin are named to the list. Please visit www.superlawyers.com for additional information. “Rising Stars” are published in Milwaukee Magazine on an annual basis.

Attorney Vogel strives for excellence and recognizes that for an attorney to properly serve his clients, the attorney must continually strive to keep up with law changes and planning possibilities. He regularly attends The Heckerling Institute (the most prestigious Estate Planning educational seminar in the world).  In addition, he is a published author on the subject of estate and gift tax reform. His article titled “Proposed Legislation Would Repeal Estate, Gift, and GST Taxes” was published in the prestigious national journal, Estate Planning in the August/September 2000 issue. This article examined a federal legislative proposal that later became law. In addition, the National Business Institute, which is an organization that holds continuing legal education instruction for lawyers, regularly asks Attorney Vogel to write and speak for seminars regarding estate planning and probate administration.  Attorney Vogel is specifically selected to teach other lawyers in these practice areas.

Attorney Vogel is licensed as an attorney in Wisconsin. He is married and lives in Janesville with his wife and six children. Attorney Vogel's hobbies include reading, theology, hunting (he shot his largest buck ever on opening day of the 2015 gun season), fishing (especially fishing for trout out west with his sons, nephews and a close friend), golf (if he’s playing well at the time), and spending time with his wife and children. He is an active member of River Hills Community Church in Janesville, Wisconsin and currently serves as an elder of the church.



Vogel Law Firm, Ltd.
19 S. Austin Road
Janesville, WI 53548

Tel: 608.754.4535
Fax: 608.754.7070

 


 

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Vogel Law Firm, Ltd., is based in Janesville, Wisconsin.  Vogel Law Firm, Ltd., serves clients throughout the State of Wisconsin, with particular emphasis on South Central Wisconsin: Rock County, Green County, Walworth County, Dane County, and Jefferson County, including the communities of Janesville, Beloit, Milton, Evansville, Clinton, Edgerton, Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Monroe, Whitewater, Delavan, Elkhorn, and Madison.

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