Attorney Profile

Attorney Peter J. Wyant

Peter J. Wyant

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Practice areas: Estate Planning and Trust Administration/Probate


Peter Wyant is a shareholder at Wyant Law Offices, S.C. Peter focuses his practice on estate and wealth transfer planning, along with trust and estate administration.  He works with clients of all backgrounds to develop and implement the proper estate plan for each client’s unique situation.

Prior to attending law school, Peter led horseback rides and pack trips in Yellowstone National Park, and also volunteered as an English teacher in a rural village in Ecuador.


Representative Matters and Experience

  • Represents individuals in the preparation of estate planning documents to transfer wealth and minimize tax exposure.
  • Assists fiduciaries with trust and estate administrations.
  • Advises owners of closely held businesses on succession planning issues.

Publications

  • Wisconsin Probate System: Forms and Procedures Handbook, co-author, State Bar of Wisconsin

Speeches on Legal Issues

  • Ethics, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, June 20, 2017
  • Trusts and Estate Issues in Post-Death Disputes, Racine County Bar Association, May 22, 2017
  • Post-Death Marital Property Issues, Racine Kenosha Estate Planning Council, January 11, 2017
  • Handling Key Tax and Accounting Issues of Trusts and Estates, HalfMoon Education, Inc., Federal Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop, August 30, 2016
  • Applying Deductions, Elections and Credits, HalfMoon Education, Inc., Federal Fiduciary Income Tax Workshop, August 30, 2016
  • Ethical Issues Confronting Attorneys in Trust and Estate Administration, Racine County Bar Association, May 23, 2016
  • Ethical Issues When Working with Elderly Clients, Milwaukee Bar Association Elder Law Section, December 16, 2015
  • Ethical Issues Confronting Attorneys in Estate Administration, Milwaukee Bar Association Bench Bar Probate Committee, October 23, 2015
  • IRAs and Trusts: Sophisticated Beneficiary Choices, Foxmoor Continuing Legal Education, November 6, 2014
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Foxmoor Continuing Legal Education, November 6, 2014
  • The Necessary Role of Testamentary Trusts in the Estate Plan, Foxmoor Continuing Legal Education, November 6, 2014
  • Treatment of Inherited and Gifted Assets at Divorce in Wisconsin, Estates and Trusts Specialty Section, October 21, 2014
  • Treatment of Inherited and Gifted Assets at Divorce in Wisconsin, Waukesha Estate Planning Council, February 20, 2014
  • Treatment of Inherited and Gifted Assets at Divorce in Wisconsin, Racine County Bar Association, January 27, 2014
  • Inherited Assets at Divorce, Milwaukee Bar Association Estate Planning Section, October 1, 2013
  • Fundamentals of Estate Planning, numerous presentations to a variety of audiences

Affiliations/Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Racine County Bar Association, President-elect
  • Racine Kenosha Estate Planning Council, President-elect
  • Racine Community Foundation Grants Committee
  • Racine Founder’s Rotary Club, Member (former Youth Exchange Officer)
  • Wisconsin Law Review

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Wisconsin