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Skilled Appleton Attorneys Offering Reliable and Personalized Legal Services.

At Silton Seifert Carlson, S.C., our team of skilled business, real estate and municipal law attorneys in Appleton can assist you with a wide range of general business, real estate and estate planning matters. Our team of highly experienced trial attorneys are here to guide individuals, business owners, and municipalities through disputes in all Wisconsin state and Federal courts.

The experienced Appleton business lawyers of Silton Seifert Carlson, S.C. can help you form or dissolve a business entity. We can handle your commercial transactions and contracts and litigate construction disputes. And our highly experienced municipal law lawyers in Appleton provide a breadth of knowledge in municipal and environmental issues such as zoning and building codes, permit applications, water rights and property condemnation. Our litigation team knows how to resolve disputes in a cost-effective manner that includes carefully guiding clients through the sometimes intimidating judicial system.

Call our knowledgeable Appleton attorneys at Silton Seifert Carlson, S.C. for an initial consultation at 920-739-2366, or contact us online.

Learn more about our experienced attorneys in Appleton and how they provide exceptional services for all your personal and business legal needs.


Lawrence C. Silton

Larry is famous not only for his sound tax and business advice to clients but also for his chocolate chip buttermilk waffles (with or without nuts). He has been with the firm longer than any currently practicing attorney.

Larry heads the firm's corporate, tax and business practice division. The focus of his practice can best be described by the titles of two of the books he has authored: Taking Cash Out of the Closely-Held Corporation and How to Buy or Sell the Closely-Held Corporation. Larry has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin — Oshkosh Graduate Business School and has been a lecturer at the Fox Valley Technical College. He is frequently called upon to lecture at various legal and business organizations on various topics, including succession planning for family business, tax and other business and estate planning issues.

Larry's undergraduate degree is in mathematics from the University of Michigan in 1964. He earned his J.D. at Northwestern University School of Law in 1967 and Wisconsin in 1973. He is also a certified public accountant and a member of the Wisconsin Society of CPAs.

If you cannot find Larry in the office, you can probably find him playing tennis or biking. He is also a "dedicated" fisherman. In his not-so-active moments, he likes to play bridge or read a good book. If you hear someone referred to as "faithful Native American guide," you know Larry is not far away.

  • Professional Associations
    • Wisconsin Society of CPAs
  • Honors
    • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 5 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Articles and publications
    • Taking Cash Out of the Closely-Held Corporation
    • How to Buy or Sell the Closely-Held Corporation
    • Pension and Welfare News Several Articles
    • Trusts and Estates Several Articles
Larry
  • Practice Areas
    • Business Organizations
    • Estate Planning
    • General Business
    • Tax Issues
  • Admitted
  • Illinois, 1967
  • Wisconsin, 1973
  • Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1967
  • University of Michigan, B.S., Mathematics, 1964
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Stephen A. Seifert

Stephen A. Seifert over 35 years of experience in commercial, business and real estate law and litigation. He has been an instructor in business law at the Fox Valley Technical College. Steve is active in several civic and charitable organizations, such as Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley Board of Directors (past president), the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors (president), the Community Blood Center Board of Directors, Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve Board of Directors and Friends of Hearthstone, Inc. (past president of the Board of Directors), among others. Steve has been with the firm since 1975.

Born in Appleton, Steve obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science as well as his Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Steve is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) and is a member of the Wisconsin State and Outagamie County Bar Associations.

Steve has two adult children and four grandchildren. Fishing, going up north or to Door County, playing with his grandkids, gardening and gourmet cooking are Steve's special interests. He also manages his family's Christmas tree farm.

  • Professional Associations
    • Wisconsin State Bar Association
    • Outagamie County Bar Association
  • Honors
    • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated 4.4 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell®
Steve
  • Practice Areas
    • Commercial Law
    • Commercial Real Estate
    • Business Disputes
  • Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Education
  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1975
  • University of Wisconsin, B.A., Political Science, 1972
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Richard J. Carlson

Richard J. Carlson has more than 20 years of experience in land use, municipal services, contamination, water rights, licenses and permits, governmental decisions affecting individuals and businesses, real estate and business litigation. He has successfully litigated business cases involving contracts, trade secrets, dealerships, employment and other issues in state and federal courts. Voted by his peers as the best lawyer in the area for natural resources and environmental law, Mr. Carlson also enjoys restoring the natural habitat on his property along the Embarrass River. A former urban planner in Maryland and Wisconsin, Mr. Carlson is a legal advisor to the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust. He also serves as legal counsel for a number of towns and is often asked to advise or represent cities and counties. Mr. Carlson has published articles and given lectures on land use regulations and has served as an instructor in the Urban Affairs Program at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

  • Professional Associations
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Outagamie County Bar Association (past president)
  • Honors
    • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated 4.4 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell®
Rich
  • Practice Areas
    • Municipal Law
    • Development and Use of Property
    • Environmental
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Real Estate
  • Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • Education
  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1984
  • University of Tennessee, M.S.P., 1974
  • Northern Illinois University, B.S., 1970
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William L. Stroik

William L. Stroik has been practicing law since 1984. His practice is focused in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, elder law, real estate, and general business law. His philosophy of practicing law focuses on creating effective solutions to meet his clients' goals and objectives. Mr. Stroik has been a lecturer in business law at Fox Valley Technical College. He has also given presentations to professional and civic groups on matters such as estate planning, elder law, estate administration, wealth transfer and the use of revocable trusts.

  • Professional Associations
    • Wisconsin Bar Association
    • Outagamie County Bar Association
    • Fox Valley Estate Planning Counsel
Bill
  • Practice Areas
    • Business Organizations
    • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
    • Real Estate
    • Probate and Trust Settlement
    • Elder Law
  • Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1984
  • Education
  • Marquette University, J.D., 1984
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, B.S.
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Adam N. Skarie

Adam is a partner with the law firm of Silton Seifert Carlson, S. C. He focuses his law practice in the areas of business planning, estate planning and federal and state tax issues. He has assisted clients in establishing businesses, drafting and reviewing contracts, estate and succession planning and tax issues for businesses and individuals. His overall goal when assisting any client is helping the client to achieve long-term goals while minimizing risk.

After attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adam received his bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in management and marketing. He then earned his law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. In 2003, he joined Silton Seifert Carlson, S. C.

Adam is married and lives in Appleton with his wife, Allison. Besides practicing law, Adam enjoys running and biking and has participated in a number of marathons, half-marathons and triathlons in the area. He and his wife also enjoy camping and traveling together.

  • Professional Associations
    • Wisconsin Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
Adam
  • Practice Areas
    • Business Organizations
    • Estate Planning
    • General Business
    • Tax Issues
  • Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 2003
  • Education
  • Marquette University, J.D., Dean's List, 2003
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S.
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Ashley C. Lehocky

Attorney Ashley Lehocky is a 2014 cum laude graduate of Hamline University School of Law. She joined Silton Seifert Carlson as an associate in 2015.

Ashley's legal career began right here with our firm, where she worked as a paralegal and law clerk, cementing her passion for the law and desire to attend law school.

As a student, Ashley served as a Dean's Fellowship judicial clerk, as an intern for the NHL's Minnesota Wild and held multiple summer associate and clerkship positions. Ashley was also an associate of the Hamline Law Review, for which she published the article "'Narrowly Tailored' and 'Directly Related': How the Minnesota Supreme Court's Ruling in Tatro v. University of Minnesota Leaves Post-Secondary Students Powerless to the Often Broad and Indirect Rules of their Public Universities (36 HAMLINE L. REV. 311 (Spring, 2013))."

Upon graduation, Ashley practiced for a year with a major Milwaukee law firm before returning to Silton Seifert Carlson in June.

In her free time, Ashley enjoys cheering on the Green Bay Packers, traveling to Key West where she married her husband Tom, and spending time with her aptly-named 9 pound Chihuahua, Tank.

  • Professional Associations
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • Outagamie County Bar Association
    • Winnebago County Bar Association
    • Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association
Ashley
  • Practice Areas
    • Municipal Law
    • Litigation
  • Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Education
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D. cum laude (2014)
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, B.S. with honors (2009)
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Jared Stroik

Attorney Jared Stroik joined Silton Seifert Carlson as an associate in February 2017. Jared attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, graduating in 2011 with a degree in history. After undergrad, Jared attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, graduating in 2014. Jared spent the first years of his practice at a firm in Central Wisconsin.

During law school, Jared was an Articles Editor for the Wisconsin International Law Journal. Jared clerked during his first summer of law school at a business and civil litigation firm in Madison, and his second summer with Silton Seifert Carlson.

A Neenah native, Jared now resides in Appleton, and is glad to be back in the Fox Valley. Jared currently serves on the board of directors of Attic Chamber Theatre, a Fox Valley-based community theater organization. In his spare time, he enjoys watching the Packers, and very slowly developing his golf and tennis game.

  • Professional Associations
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas
    • Business Organizations
    • Estate Planning
    • Real Estate
    • Probate and Trust Settlement
    • Tax Issues
  • Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.A., 2011
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2014
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Rod Streicher

Rod Streicher joined Silton Seifert Carlson, S.C. in April of 2017. He received his JD from Cornell Law School and his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, he represents a wide range of clients in matters including: Tax Assessment, Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law, Employment Litigation, Real Estate, and organizations in contract disputes. Prior to joining the firm, Rod successfully handled hundreds of cases involving criminal defense, civil rights, and commercial litigation. With his knowledge in a wide variety of previous litigation matters, he brings to the law firm attention to detail, an abundance of trial experience, and a track record of success.

Attorney Streicher safeguards the rights and interests of his clients by undertaking appropriate legal and other actions on their behalf. While doing so, he takes pride in his ability to present any complex legal concept and advice to his clients in a manner that is easily understandable.

  • Professional Associations
    • State Bar of Wisconsin
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Practice Areas
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Municipal Law
    • Employment Litigation
  • Education
  • Cornel University Law School, JD, 2012
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA, 2008
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