Timothy L. Voigtman is a partner and business lawyer practicing with Foley & Lardner LLP and serves as chair of the firm’s Tax, Benefits & Estate Planning Practice. He practices general corporate and tax law, including the business and tax consequences of the formation, ownership, operation, sale and reorganization of C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Mr. Voigtman also advises clients on executive compensation matters such as stock options, golden parachutes and non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, and tax issues associated with aircraft. His experience ranges from advising start-up businesses to public companies. Mr. Voigtman is a member of the firm’s Taxation and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practices and Food & Beverage Industry Team.
Mr. Voigtman represents taxpayers in administrative and judicial disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and other state tax authorities.
Mr. Voigtman represented the Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner Herbert Kohl in the $550 million sale of the basketball franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens. One requirement of the deal was that the team be kept in Milwaukee, with the parties collectively pledging at least $200 million toward the development of a new arena.
From 1999 to 2010 and again in 2015, he co-authored the "Tax Law" section of the Wisconsin State Bar’s Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law. Mr. Voigtman serves as an editor of the Wisconsin chapters of Practice Insights as published in LexisNexis® Tax Center.
In 2012, Mr. Voigtman was recognized by the Legal 500 for his work in domestic tax.
Mr. Voigtman chairs the board of directors of the Milwaukee Center for Independence. The agency assists individuals and families with special needs to better live and work in the community, with programs touching more than 10,000 lives a year.
Mr. Voigtman, a Certified Public Accountant, is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1991 and his J.D. degree in 1998.