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Megan L.W. Jerabek

Attorney

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Megan L.W. Jerabek

Attorney

  • Fax

    (608) 316-3186

    (414) 238-6591

  • Email

  • Office

    Madison
    10 East Doty Street
    Suite 900
    Madison, WI 53703
    Milwaukee
    411 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

Megan Jerabek is a Shareholder, co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section, chair of the Sports Law Section and a member of the Business, Tax and Real Estate Sections. 

Megan serves as personal general counsel for individuals, families, family business owners, professional athletes, entertainers and entrepreneurs. She believes in a collaborative approach to planning, often working directly with a client’s other advisors such as accountants, wealth advisors, agents, business managers, and insurance representatives to ensure the client’s goals are being achieved as effectively and efficiently as possible. Her practice focuses on trust and estate planning and administration, business formation and succession planning, real estate sales/acquisition, and business transactions. 

Megan’s estate planning work ranges from initial planning for young professionals or others just starting the estate planning process to advanced planning for high net worth clients and families. She also specializes in multi-generational family planning, providing continuity in planning and communication among generations.  Megan also assists business owners in creating new companies and planning how best to transition their established companies to the next generation of ownership; reviews, drafts and negotiates real estate sales/purchase documents and leases and other business and real estate transactions; advises clients on business and tax planning; and assists trustees and personal representatives with post-death trust and estate administration. Regardless of who she is working with, Megan remains committed to clear communication and education to ensure her clients know what they are signing and why.  

Megan is a frequent presenter on a variety of topics in trusts and estates planning, business succession planning, charitable giving, and real estate, presenting to professional trade associations, attorneys, wealth advisors and insurance representatives, planned giving societies, and employees and executives as part of health and wellness programming offered by organizations. She is also a frequent presenter on Name-Image-Likeness (NIL) for college athletes and businesses, highlighting the opportunities now available for both while staying compliant with NCAA regulations and state laws governing the topic. 

During law school, Megan interned in the legal department at Nike in Portland, Oregon. While there, she worked with the company’s sports marketing division on coach and athlete endorsement contracts, special events, and licensing.

Megan is a proud University of Wisconsin alumna and loves living and working in the Madison community. She is an avid Badgers fan and currently serves on the UW Athletic Department’s Equity Diversity Council and on the Board of Trustees for The Varsity Collective. She is very active with Downtown Madison, Inc. (“DMI”), where she is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors, Chair of their Personnel Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. She previously served as the Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee and a member of the organization’s Inclusiveness Committee. She is a member of the Anderson Legacy Society for the Overture Center, where she educates donors on the importance of planned giving. Megan is also a member of HOAN, an organization that brings together leaders from Madison and Milwaukee to help further collaboration between the two communities.

Resource: Ten Essential Legal Documents (PDF)

  • Marquette University, J.D., 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., 2003

  • Wisconsin

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Madison Estate Council
  • Sports Lawyers Association

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates Law (2019-2024)
  • Wisconsin Rising Stars (2018)
  • "40 Under 40", InBusiness Magazine (2016)
  • "Up & Coming Lawyer", Wisconsin Law Journal (2015) 

  • UW Athletic Department, Equity Diversity Council
  • Downtown Madison, Inc., Personnel Committee (Chair), Executive Committee, Board of Directors (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Overture Center, Anderson Legacy Society 
  • HOAN