Oct 15 2021
Megan Jerabek is a Shareholder, the Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section, Chair of the Sports Law Section and a member of the firm’s Business, Tax and Real Estate Sections. Her practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, business succession planning, real estate leasing and business transactions. She also represents current and former professional athletes on a variety of matters, including real estate, business formation and transactions, and estate planning.
Megan is committed to serving as a trusted advisor to her clients and believes in a collaborative approach to individual and business planning, often times working directly with a client’s accountant, wealth advisor, and insurance representative to ensure that the client’s goals are being achieved as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Her estate planning work is statewide and 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. 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 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 frequently presents throughout Wisconsin on estate and business succession planning to professional trade associations, wealth advisors and insurance representatives, planned giving societies, and employees and executives as part of health and wellness programming offered by corporations. She has also been a frequent presenter at the State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Estate Planning Update.
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. She is also very active with Downtown Madison, Inc. (“DMI”), currently serving as co-Chair of the Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee. She also serves on DMI’s Inclusiveness Committee and previously served as the Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing 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
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Dane County Bar Association
- Madison Estate Council
- Sports Lawyers Association
- The Best Lawyers in America©, Trusts and Estates Law (2019-2022)
- 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., co-Chair Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Inclusiveness Committee
- Overture Center, Anderson Legacy Society