General Law Practice

Bruning & Lewis is a diverse practice that handles
a wide variety of issues for a wide variety of clients. Some of our practice areas include:

Wills and Trusts – Bruning & Lewis write wills and trusts that cover the spectrum from simple wills to very advanced estate planning concepts such as Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs), Spousal Limited Access Trusts (SLATs), and Dynasty Trusts. Perhaps the most important aspect of a will for our younger clients is to determine who takes care of the children. Do you have children under 18 and at least one relative or in-law who should NOT raise them? Bruning & Lewis does wills and trusts.

Farm Transition – Land prices have made it more challenging to transfer the family farm from one generation to the next in an orderly fashion.  Bruning & Lewis can use Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs), Trusts and other tools to accomplish the transition without giving up too much control too quickly.

Contracts – The best way to avoid a dispute is often to write the agreement as carefully as possible before it is signed.

Business Law / Planning – Do you have your “million dollar idea” and need someone to help you structure your business appropriately? Bruning & Lewis can help you set up your business “from soup to nuts.”

Civil Litigation – Despite our best intentions, sometimes disputes simply cannot be resolved without third parties. These matters include personal injuries, property damage, and various other disputes.

Family Law – Adoptions are one of the most exciting areas of law. Divorces, unfortunately, are sometimes a necessary part of life.

Real Estate Law – There are a handful of hurdles that come with selling property – whether it is residential, business, or bare land. Bruning & Lewis can help.



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