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SARAH J. BARNES is an attorney and trust officer with the Bank of Sun Prairie, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, where she handles all types of trust and estate administration matters. Ms. Barnes also deals with tax-related matters. She previously was in private practice where she practiced in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, and frequently served as a court-appointed guardian ad litem in guardianship matters. Ms. Barnes earned her B.A. degree from Edgewood College and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School. Her professional memberships include the State Bar of Wisconsin, Dane and Sauk County bar associations, Legal Association of Women, and the Madison Estate Planning Council. Ms. Barnes is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.
JOHN R. BEDOSKY is of counsel to Hinman Howard & Kattell, LLP, active in its estate planning practice group, and is a senior consultant with The Lustig Group, LLC. He has extensive experience representing individual and business clients in a variety of estate planning matters, including business succession planning; family wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer planning; estate and trust administration; fiduciary litigation; and related taxation matters. Mr. Bedosky is a frequent speaker on topics involving estate planning and estate administration. He has presented at continuing legal education seminars for the New York State Bar Association and the Minnesota State Continuing Legal Education Program. Mr. Bedosky has presented to the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), the McGladrey & Pullen National Tax Conference, the Lutheran Brotherhood Annual Conference, and the Minnesota Planned Giving Conference. He was a speaker for a seminar series sponsored by the ATG Trust Company on planning and drafting for estate planners. Mr. Bedosky has also been a national seminar leader for Foxmoor Continuing Education and delivers full-day workshops on trust and estate income taxation. He has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School, the University of St. Thomas, and William Mitchell College of Law; an adjunct business taxation professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management; and a visiting professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law.
STEPHEN B. KEOGH is a partner in the Norwalk law firm of Keogh, Burkhart & Vetter, practicing primarily in elder law and probate law. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale College, Mr. Keogh earned his J.D. degree from Columbia University. He is a member of the Fairfield County, Connecticut and American bar associations; and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Keogh is a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a member of the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and a past co-chair of the Elder Law Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Community Bioethics Forum, which is sponsored by the Program for Biomedical Ethics at the Yale School of Medicine, and was the first recipient of the Glenn E. Knierim Pro Bono Award, given by the Connecticut Probate Assembly, in April 2012.