Michael J. Schappert

Estate Planning & Administration
General Corporate & Business Transactions


Schappert Michael J.

Mike Schappert is a member of the firm and Chair of the Trusts & Estates Group. Mike handles advanced estate planning and estate and trust administration for the firm’s clients, focusing on the needs of high net worth clients, executives and family business owners. Mike also advises trustees, bank trust departments and investment managers. Mike has advised clients on sophisticated estate planning techniques including GRATs, sales to grantor trusts, family limited partnerships, generation skipping trusts, asset protection planning, charitable remainder trusts, QPRTs and insurance trusts. Mike also drafts Shareholder Buy/Sell Agreements and premarital and post nuptial agreements. 

Mike is also a member of the firm’s Corporate & Business Law Group where he provides counsel for small to mid-sized entities with an emphasis on closely held companies. Mike provides advice and guidance on succession planning for these business owners.

Marquette University JD 1980
University of Notre Dame BBA 1977

State of Illinois 1980
State of Wisconsin 1980
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1980

Winnebago County Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Wisconsin State Bar Association
Northern Illinois Hospice Foundation (Board of Directors)

“Leading Lawyer”, Illinois
“Super Lawyer”, Illinois
Martindale-Hubbell – AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated



Pedderson, Menzimer, Conde, Stoner & Killoren, P.C. (1980-1988)
Connolly, Oliver, Close & Worden, P.C. (1988-1989)
HolmstromKennedyPC (1989-Present)