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In Memoriam

William Fitzhugh Fox


Firm founder William (Bill) Fox developed the firm into a premier provider of expert, cost-effective legal services.

Bill advised high net worth individuals and privately held businesses on business operations, business planning, business crisis management, business succession, and estate planning. His representative clients operated in the soft drink bottling and manufacturing, light manufacturing, real estate development, franchising, and advertising industries.

Bill’s specialized knowledge of Native American law was instrumental in developing Native American gaming in Milwaukee and the creation of the country’s first non-reservation trust land.


Estate Planning

Named “Leader in the Law,” Wisconsin Law Journal

“Hall of Fame” award, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Inc.

“MVP” award, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Inc.

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation past Chairman

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Inc. Board member

Milwaukee County Research Park Corp. Board member

National Center for Housing Management (Washington, D.C.) Board member

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Board member

The Circus World Museum Board member

The Great Circus Parade past Co-Chairman

Milwaukee Art Museum past Board member

J.D., Marquette University Law School

B.A., Williams College, with honors

Bill was a Milwaukee native who lived in Fox Point, Wisconsin and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, golfing, fishing, and collecting historical circus posters.

One of Bill’s passions was Wisconsin’s Great Circus Parade and its showcasing of original historical circus wagons. Formerly headed by Bill’s uncle, Chappie Fox, the parade was a state institution for decades, during which it was witnessed live by over 500,000 people and televised to a national audience.