The Virtual Attorney

141 N. Jackson Street
No. 621
Greater Milwaukee Area, Wisconsin 53202, United States
Contact: Michael Brennan
Phone: (414) 982-5295
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
Other U.S. Locations
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
Number of Attorneys
Sole Practitioner

Estate Planning for Alzheimer's

In 2015 it is estimated that 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's, most of those over the age of 65. Surprisingly though, a few hundred thousand of those cases occur in individuals younger than 65. As everyone knows,…more

2016 Updated to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act

The leaves are just beginning to fall outside, but we’re already seeing changes to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act that will become effective on January 1, 2016. The changes are relatively minor compared to some of the most…more

Pet Care After Death | Planning for Furry Family Members

According to the Humane Society of the United States, pet ownership in the United States has more than tripled from the 1970s, when approximately 67 million households had pets, to 2012, when there were 167 million households…more

Top Six Reasons to Have an LLC Operating Agreement

For many new business owners, one of the first questions they need to tackle is what type of business entity to form. From multiples types of corporations and partnerships (or sole proprietorships for individuals) to limited…more

Pet "Prenups" | Planning for Pets After a Breakup

Couples are living together before marriage more than ever before. Perhaps unsurprisingly, for many of those lovebirds, a long-term future together is not always in the cards. When breakups happen, it’s challenging enough…more

An Overview of the Different Ways to Title Real Estate

Did you know that there are multiple ways in which you can hold title to real estate? For first time home-buyers, especially couples- both married and unmarried, deciding how to take title to their new home can be confusing. Not…more

The New Illinois Power of Attorney for Healthcare

An amendment to the Illinois Power of Attorney Act is headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. It contains some important modifications for both estate planning attorneys and those executing powers of attorney…more

Making Gifts to Minors Under UGMA and UTMA

Making Gifts to Minors Under UGMA and UTMA There are numerous considerations when contemplating making gifts to minor children. Outright gifts are frowned upon because, under the eyes of the law, children are under a legal…more

Navigating Employment Law Considerations for New Employers

Every business owner thinks about how his or her company will grow from a small entrepreneurial idea, to a budding business, to something sustainable and long-lasting. Employees are almost certainly part of that process. But,…more

Sole Proprietorship Basics for New Business Owners

LLCs are all the rage these days, but did you know that even without formally forming a business, like an LLC or corporation, you may very well be operating a business without even considering it as a business. For example, do…more

Estate Planning with Retirement Accounts

Retirement accounts, like IRAs, Roth IRAs and 401(k)s are often some of the most substantial assets that people own, so it’s essential to consider them when doing your estate planning. Failure to plan for these assets or poor…more

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts; The Basics

Upon death, individuals are entitled to leave their assets to chosen beneficiaries tax free so long as the total value of those assets is less than the current estate tax exclusion amount in place for the year in which the death…more

2014 Federal Income Tax Changes To Know

Each year brings with it various changes to federal tax laws. Navigating all of those changes can be daunting, especially if you have little experience or knowledge about tax outside of filing income tax returns for yourself or…more

Seven Ways to Give Your Estate Plan a Year End Check Up

With 2014 fast approaching, many are looking for ways to improve their lives for the better in the year to come. Whether it’s a new workout regimen, quitting smoking, spending more time with family, or something else, the New…more

Estate Planning for Same Sex Spouses in Illinois

On November 20th, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn will sign legislation making Illinois the 16th state to recognize same-sex marriages and county clerks will begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples June 1, 2014. From a…more
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