Thomas G. Ragatz, a retired partner in Foley & Lardner LLP's Madison office, counseled closely held businesses, partnerships and corporate clients in questions of taxation, business structuring and transactions, real estate and management issues, and provided sophisticated estate planning guidance and assistance. Mr. Ragatz qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 1960 and has practiced business law and represented clients in tax and commercial litigation for 32 years. He is a member and past chairman of the Madison-based Business and Educational Partnership.
An active member and officer of local, state, and national Bar Associations, Mr. Ragatz has served as secretary of the Wisconsin Bar Association, was a member of the Board of Governors (1971-1975), chairman of the Section on Taxation (1971-1972), and chairman of the Finance Committee (1975-1980), as well as president and secretary of the Dane County Bar Association. In addition to his admissions to practice in Wisconsin state and federal courts, Mr. Ragatz is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Ragatz is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.B.A., 1957; LL.B., 1961). He was elected to the Order of the Coif, served as editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Law Review, 1960-1961, and was chairman, National Conference of Law Reviews, 1960-1961. Before joining the firm he was law clerk to Justice Currie, Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1961-1962.