David P. Weller

David Weller


Phone: 608.286.7235
Email: dweller@boardmanclark.com  |  Download Vcard


Attorney Weller focuses his practice in the areas of taxation, business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, estate planning and employee benefits.  David provides legal representation to businesses, individuals, school districts and tax exempt entities.  David chairs the firm’s tax practice group and provides comprehensive tax planning, preparation and representation before the IRS and other taxing authorities.  David has been with Boardman & Clark LLP, or one of its predecessor law firms, since 2001.  Prior to that time, he worked for several years at a public accounting firm and is a certified public accountant.

Attorney Weller has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, having negotiated and successfully closed numerous deals on both the buyer side and on the seller side.  Further, David has significant experience in estate planning and administration of trusts and estates, including estates subject to federal estate tax.  As part of that estate planning, he has set up several family foundations. 

admitted to practice
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Tax Court
Representative WOrk
  • Received Private Letter Ruling Request from IRS regarding employee benefit plan that saved the client income taxes on approximately $500,000 of income
  • Assisted with numerous mergers and acquisitions in the $5 million to $30 million range
  • Estate planning and administration of trusts and estates of all sizes
  • Employer support for implementation of the Affordable Care Act and ongoing maintenance of employee benefit plans
honors & recognitions
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Super Lawyer – Rising Star 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Presentations, Publications, & contributions
  • Deciding on Probate Procedures and Income Tax Considerations; Wisconsin State Bar: Handling a Basic Probate (June 2013 and June 2015)
  • Co-author of Representing the Client: The Basics, Chapter Two of Eckhart’s Estate Planning Workbook; State Bar of Wisconsin Sixth Edition, 2014
  • Keeping the Books – Accounting in Trust Administration; Fundamentals of Trust Administration; NBI (November 2007)
  • Planning for the Credit Shelter Trust Through 2011 and Related Basis Issues; University of Wisconsin Law School CLEW (November 2001 and November 2002)
  • Annual Tax and Employee Benefits Update; Boardman & Clark LLP Annual School Law Seminar (November 2002 through November 2014)
Community involvement & board memberships
  • Downtown Kiwanis, Past Board Member, Membership Committee
  • Downtown Madison, Inc. (DMI) – Past Member of Government Relations Committee
  • RFDF Past Board Member
  • Executive Committee Member, Boardman & Clark LLP (2013 to present)
Professional Memberships
  • Wisconsin and Dane County Bar Associations
  • WI CPA
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1997
  • B.S.B., Curtis L. Carlson school of Business University of Minnesota, 1993
David’s hobbies & interests
  • Long distance running; David has completed over ten marathons and ran the Boston Marathon in April 2011
  • Fishing

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