Elizabeth Bruckman Taylor

Elizabeth Bruckman Taylor

Waukesha, Wisconsin

Elizabeth (Beth) B. Taylor focuses her practice on estate planning, gift and estate taxation, business succession planning, charitable giving, and trust and estate administration. Having spent many years at a large, nationally known insurance company, Beth has extensive expertise in life insurance and its role in planning. Her experience is especially well suited for clients with challenging and sophisticated estate planning situations requiring innovative and creative solutions. Beth works with clients to determine their vision for the future and uses planning strategies to help make that vision a reality.

She is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics including life insurance and its role in estate planning, planning for business owners, charitable giving, and drafting and funding irrevocable trusts. She is also an author and has been nationally published, including her work as the co-author of Add Flexibility to Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, published in the Estate Planning journal.

Beth is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She is also a member of the Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation Planned Giving Council.

Beth received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1996, where she was named to the Order of the Coif legal honors society. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Northwestern University.

Areas of Practice

  • 65% Estate Planning
  • 20% Estate and Trust Administration
  • 5% Gift and Estate Taxation
  • 5% Charitable Giving
  • 5% Business Succession Planning

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1996


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. cum laude
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science and Economic with honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Milwaukee Estate Planning Forum, Member, 2016 - Present
  • WSB, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Member, 2017 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Northwestern Mutual, Advanced Planning, 1999 - 2016
  • Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Attorney, 1996 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Children's Hospital Planned Giving Council, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Advisor Council, Member, 2017 - Present


  • English