Joseph E. Tierney, III

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Joseph E. Tierney, III has more than forty years of experience focused primarily on tax and corporate law for businesses, owner families and individuals. He has particular experience in the design and administration of plans for very large estates, including some whose accumulated assets have totaled in the eight- and nine-figures. He has also been lead counsel in the purchase and sale of numerous businesses and has extensive experience in entity selection and structuring.

Because tax consequences drive business and estate planning decisions, Joe’s counsel includes guidance in a wide range of situations to achieve both the business and personal goals of his clients. Joe’s business practice encompasses long-term representation of companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including cold storage, gas line construction, investment management, software development, manufacturing and import-export. Joe assists at every stage of a company’s growth and development, and advises clients in the day-to-day operation of their businesses, on issues involving personnel, compensation, and negotiation of complex financial issues. Additionally, he has participated in negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with respect to remediation of an important contaminated site.

In the estate planning context, Joe possesses substantial experience in charitable gifting, and the creation and supervision of many forms of charitable organizations, in addition to extensive familiarity with all appropriate tax-advantageous planning strategies.

Joe is a seasoned professional speaker and author, and has written over one hundred articles and speeches on the topic of tax law. He is now serving as an adjunct professor at Marquette Law School.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Corporate
  • Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
414-273-1300  Phone
414-273-5840  Fax
University Attended:
Marquette University, B.S., 1964
Law School Attended:
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1966; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1967
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Tax Court; 1966, Wisconsin
Milwaukee and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Wisconsin; Professional Institute of Tax Study; Milwaukee Estate Planning Association.
Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1968-1972
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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    The Milwaukee Center , 111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-6622

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