Joseph E. Tierney, III

Joseph E. Tierney, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
 | 111 East Kilbourn Avenue, 19th Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-273-1300
Fax: 414-273-5840
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1966
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (40%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Joseph E. Tierney, III has more than forty years of experience focused primarily on tax and corporate law for businesses, owner families and individuals.  He has particular experience in the design and administration of plans for very large estates, including some whose accumulated assets have totaled in the eight- and nine-figures.  He has also been lead counsel in the purchase and sale of numerous businesses and has extensive experience in entity selection and structuring.

    About Joseph Tierney, III

    Admitted: 1966, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: http://www.mtfn.com/attorneys-Joseph-Tierney.html

    Honors/Awards:

    • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2005 to date, Wisconsin Super Lawyer, Wisconsin Super Lawyer, 2020
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers In America, The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2021
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University, 1967

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Milwaukee Estate Planning Association, 2020
    • Professional Institute of Tax Study, 2020
    • State Bar of Wisconsin, 2020
    • Milwaukee Bar Association, 2020
    • American Bar Association, 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • The Effect of New International Tax Rules of TCJA on S Corporations: An Update, Author, The Effect of New International Tax Rules of TCJA on S Corporations: An Update, Journal of Passthrough Entities, 2019
    • S Corporations and the New International Tax Provisions of the TCJA, Author, S Corporations and the New International Tax Provisions of the TCJA, Journal of Passthrough Entities, 2018
    • Tax Issues in Commercial Leases Timing of Rental Income and Deductions and Improvements to Leased Property, Speaker, Tax Issues in Commercial Leases Timing of Rental Income and Deductions and Improvements to Leased Property, Wisconsin Bar Association, 2012
    • A Review of Some of the Issues in Intra-family Loans, Speaker, A Review of Some of the Issues in Intra-family Loans, PITS & MEPA, 2012
    • Lessons in Entity Choice and Life from the Dodger Purchase Transaction, Journal of Passthrough Entities, Author, Lessons in Entity Choice and Life from the Dodger Purchase Transaction, Journal of Passthrough Entities, 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Editor-in-Chief, MARQUETTE LAW REVIEW, 1965-66; Marquette Law School Scholastic Honors Award (Highest grade point average); Alpha Sigma Nu; Delta Theta Phi; Delta Sigma Rho., 1966

    Videos:

    • Attorney Joseph Tierney, a shareholder with the Milwaukee, Wisconsin law firm of Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. discusses Wisconsin's current estate planning environment and how key principal changes have made it better. Those who are currently engaged in estate planning have far more freedom in design than they’ve had in the past. This improved environment in Wisconsin is attributable to recent changes to the federal estate and gift tax., Estate Planning Environment in Wisconsin, Estate Planning, Real Estate, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • J.D. Marquette University Law School, 1966
    • B.S. Marquette University, 1964
    • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University, 1967
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    Office Location for Joseph E. Tierney, III

    111 East Kilbourn Avenue
    19th Floor
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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