Wayne R. Lueders



Wayne Lueders is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the Estate Planning Practice. He has been practicing for more than 40 years in a broad range of estate taxation matters, estate and trust administration, business ownership and succession and valuation determinations and disputes. He is also a member of the firm’s Sports Industry Team.


  • Peer review rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Trusts and Estates (1991-2023)
  • Recognized in Who’s Who in America


  • University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.B.A., with honors, 1969)
  • Yale University in (J.D., 1973)

Admissions & Professional Memberships

  • American and Milwaukee Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum professional estate planning organization
  • Inactive member, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants