Underwood Legal, LLC is a Wisconsin estate planning and business law firm serving Madison, Oshkosh, and surrounding communities.
Our goal is to make clients feel welcome, to provide the best estate planning and business solutions possible, and maintain a long-term relationship with our clients to ensure that their planning always stays current.
July 2012 - August 2016: Attorney Matthew Underwood founded the firm in 2012. Underwood Legal, LLC was a general practice law firm with a focus on estate planning.
August 2016 - June 2018: Matt merged Underwood Legal, LLC with a Madison-based estate planning law firm where he continued to grow his practice.
June 2018: Matt relaunched Underwood Legal, LLC as an estate planning specialty law firm in order to continue providing the best possible client experience.
During your initial meeting with us, we will get to know each other and we will discuss your goals related to estate planning. We will discuss planning tools and answer any questions you may have. When you've had time to think about your planning options, we will design your estate plan in detail.
Once we have designed your plan, we will begin preparing your legal documents. During this step we will confirm that all of our information regarding your plan is correct. If you choose to use a trust for your core estate plan, we will prepare documents necessary to transfer your assets to the trust. The final step of this phase involves reviewing your custom legal documents with you, answering all of your questions, and guiding you through signing all of your documents.
Review and Update
After your signing, we will continue to provide you with ongoing support by answering questions and reviewing your plan with you regularly to make sure your plan does not drift from your goals. Overtime, your personal situation may change, your family may change, laws will change, so it is important to keep your estate plan up to date.
Attorney Matthew Underwood is an estate planning and business attorney at Underwood Legal, LLC. Matt helps families, individuals, and businesses take hold of their future with customized planning and advice. Matt’s goal is to empower you to understand your planning decisions so you can take ownership of your plan and proceed in life with feelings of comfort and accomplishment.
Who Matt Helps
Whether you are planning for your personal, family, or business future, Matt seeks to understand you and your situation, to build a meaningful relationship with you, and ultimately gain your trust.
Individuals and Families. Matt enjoys helping families and individuals protect their life savings and legacy from probate, estate taxes, and long-term care costs. He helps parents provide for and protect minor children or children with special needs. Matt also helps clients take control of their future by establishing health care directives and financial powers of attorney.
Business Owners. Matt helps business owners establish a strong legal foundation on which to grow and thrive. Some examples of Matt’s business work include establishing legal entities such as LLCs and Corporations, reviewing and drafting contracts, and developing succession plans.
Matt in the Greater Dane County Community
Matt takes his leadership and planning out into the community. Matt is a Director with the Ice Age Trail Alliance, a non-profit whose mission is to support and protect a thousand-mile hiking trail across Wisconsin. He is also the vice chair of the Madison Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors group, a member of the Middleton Chamber of Commerce, and serves as a mentor through the Rubin for Kids program.
Matt earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
On a Personal Note
Matt lives on the east side of Madison with his wife, Chong Lor. Matt and Chong enjoy visiting National Parks, hiking and generally experiencing the great outdoors.
Favorite National Park Experience: I loved hiking the Grand Canyon. From the top, we dropped 5,000 feet in elevation to the Colorado River and had to climb back up to the in the same day. What amazed me was that every level of the hike looked completely different with stunning views at every turn.
Ideal Vacation: A nice road trip to anywhere. On a recent two-week road trip out West, my wife and I drove over 3,000 miles, hiked nearly 50 miles, summiting some of the tallest peaks in the lower 48. We love stopping by the classic roadside attractions like the world’s largest ball of twine, Wigwam Motel, and the world’s smallest courthouse.