Who We Are:
Meet our Estate Planning Group Attorneys and Professional Team
At The Estate Planning Group, it’s not just a lawyer you’re working with, you get our team of caring professionals who are here to serve and support you and your family.
Kevin Davidson, J.D., Lead Legal Counsel
Kevin Davidson is a respected asset protection and estate planning attorney based in the heart of the Fox River Valley, and founder of The Estate Planning Group, LLC. He is a frequent speaker on the topics of estate planning and asset protection, and has extensive experience in working with businesses and families. Kevin represents clients in all matters relating to asset protection, estate planning, living trusts, charitable giving, business entities, and business and offshore planning. Kevin focuses on preserving family harmony while protecting and transitioning family wealth.
Kevin graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and attended the Marquette University Law School earning a Juris Doctor degree. Kevin is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in Wisconsin. In 2015 and 2016, Kevin was named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Wisconsin, an award bestowed upon not more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state.
Tracy Gibson, J.D., MBA 0 Life & Legacy Planning Attorney
Tracy Gibson focuses on assisting individuals and families plan and preserve their assets to create a positive lasting legacy. Her goal is to use her legal knowledge to help others devise a life and legacy plan that anticipates and plans for the expected and unexpected life events while promoting harmony amongst family members. She works passionately to provide her clients with piece of mind knowing that their life and legacy plan will protect their family and their legacy and also provide for their needs during times of incapacity.
Tracy grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin and graduated summa cum laude, the highest honor, from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She obtained her M.B.A. degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and earned her J.D. degree from the University of California – Davis School of Law, where she received the distinguished Order of the Coif designation, available only to the top 10% of her graduating class. Tracy practiced law in California for 11 years before moving back to her roots and her family in Wisconsin. She currently enjoys living a “quieter” life on the east shore of Lake Winnebago with her husband and son.
Sandie Ripley, Client Services Director
Sandie is the friendly voice on the phone, the smiling face behind the front desk at our Kaukauna office, and the administrative magician who keeps all of our projects running smoothly and keeps you, our client family, taken care of. Sandie also oversees and balances everything behind the scenes in our offices and keeps our attorneys in the right place, at the right time, with the right documents.
Mr. Davidson handled several cases for me, including estate planning and corporate formation. He is supremely competent and very conscientious. He is very thorough in researching the specifics of each case and does a superb job of explaining options in layman's terms. I have worked with many attorneys in the past and he is, by any measure, one of the very best. I highly recommend him.
Greg helped us put our estate planning in order. He was extremely helpful in explaining what a trust is, how it works, what benefits it would be to us. He did this with words that we could understand and comprehend. Very helpful with the many questions we had for him. He was very professional. My husband and I are now very comfortable if something happens to either of us because our plans will be carried out. We owe a big Thank You to Greg and the team at The Estate Planning Group.
Ron & Sandy K.
Kevin is always friendly and easy to talk to. He helps us with any questions or problems we may have and sets up any appointment we need in a very timely manner. Recently we had many questions of admitting an elderly parent to a private assisted living facility and he was also willing to do a conference call to the facility so the information the facility was giving us could be understood by us and arrangements were made to work to our best interest. This gave us a peace of mind that transactions were being done correctly.
Greg set up a living trust for my mother. He was very thorough and kept costs to the original amount that was quoted. I also chatted with him to seek his advice on whether an LLC was advisable for me and he gave me advice that meant lower or no fees for him, indicating to me that he was indeed speaking honestly. In addition, Greg always responded quickly to any follow up questions. Highly recommended.
I met with Greg after attending an informational meeting at our parish. He was very helpful in explaining my options and why an estate plan is necessary. He made a plan for me that was laid out clearly. Greg explained, in detail, my options, and what was best for my family's circumstances. He provided a checklist of things that I needed to do before our next meeting; like contact bank, send forms to out-of-state adult chidren, etc. He was available for questions at any time. I am completely satisfied with my estate plan and have peace of mind knowing I've done the best for my children. I recommend The Estate Planning Group 100%.
We were impressed that Kevin took as much time as needed to explain and go over details even though he had other commitments.
Bill & Laura S.
We were having issues with updating different items to a life insurance policy. Greg, was very kind, patient and helpful. He worked with the Life insurance Agency to fully understand what they needed and assisted in filling out the correct forms and the next steps we need to do. He also explained some of the verbiage as well. Thank you Greg!
Thank you for all your help in this endeavor. Your office is very thorough and easy to work with. We appreciate that and I am sure our son, the trustee, will also appreciate that when the time comes.
Greg helped me so much. Very compassionate and knows the business very well. So glad I came to him for my needs.
Kevin has been very good with my clients, helping them get honest and easy to understand estate planning techniques implemented for themselves and families. Very reasonably priced and very quick at getting planning documents established. I would recommend him to anyone!
The Estate Planning Group is a Life & Legacy Planning law firm based in the Heart of the Fox Valley, with offices in Kaukauna, Appleton, and office space in Green Bay. The attorneys at The Estate Planning Group are focused on protecting and assisting individuals and business owners with all of their estate planning, probate, business succession planning, and elder law needs.
The Estate Planning Group have clients in Outagamie County, Calumet County, Brown County, Waupaca County, Winnebago County, Fond du Lac County, Manitowoc County, Kewaunee County, and Oconto County; and serves the following municipalities: Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, Darboy, Combined Locks, Appleton, Green Bay, De Pere, Ashwaubenon, Wrightstown, Greenleaf, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Neenah, Menasha, Greenville, Harrison, Shawano, Black Creek, Forest Junction, Brillion, Hilbert, Chilton, Sherwood, Shiocton, Hortonvillle, New London, Winneconne, Maribel, Howard, Pulaski, Bellevue, Algoma, Kewaunee, Two Rivers, Seymour, Fremont, Omro, Berlin, Clintonville, West Bend, Manitowoc, and Sturgeon Bay.
A Very Different Kind of Law Practice:
- Our Life & Legacy Planning approach emphasizes planning for life and positive outcomes - not a morbid "estate plan that really only focuses on death and negative consequences.
- We provide unique and comprehensive critical planning options for parents with minor children - true protection for your Kids is a lot more than just guardianship in a Will.
- Our "No Surprises" Flat-fee Billing policy means our expert Life & Legacy Planning attorneys charge flat-fees for our legal planning services so you never have to worry about a surprise bill.
- Our "every question is an important one" policy encourages Communication from our clients. It is important to us to know that you know what your estate plan does!
- Complimentary plan reviews ensure that as our clients’ lives change, so does their estate plan.
- We Protect Your Family and Your Legacy - your estate plan will protect what's really important, it's more than just money!
- When you work with us, you become part of our Client Family - and we are here to support you and your loved ones through whatever happens.
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