Timothy L. Voigtman



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.

Tim 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. Tim 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. Tim is a member of the firm’s Taxation and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practices and Food & Beverage Industry Team.

Tim represents taxpayers in administrative and judicial disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and other state tax authorities.

Representative Transactions

  • 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.


  • 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.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-presenter, "The CARES Act: What's in it For Your Business Clients," National Business Institute (April 2020)
  • Co-authored the "Tax Law" section of the Wisconsin State Bar's Annual Survey of Wisconsin Law (1999 - 2010, 2015)
  • Editor of the Wisconsin chapters of Practice Insights as published in LexisNexis® Law Center


  • Recognized by the Legal 500 for his work in domestic tax (2012) 


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (J.D., 1998)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.S., 1991)
    • Major: Accounting


  • Wisconsin