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Jeff Kowieski Eau Claire

4890 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701



Email: jkowieski@wipfli.com

Jeff Kowieski, CPA, JD

Risk Management Partner and General Counsel

Jeff Kowieski is a partner and the general counsel for Wipfli LLP. He is a member of the firm’s senior leadership team with responsibility for the firm’s legal and risk management functions. With help from his team and other leaders, Jeff’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Advising the firm’s senior leadership and firm leaders on legal, risk, governance, ethical, operational and strategic matters
  • Working closely with firm leaders and outside counsel as a member of the firms’ M&A team
  • Managing the firm’s insurance portfolio and relationships
  • Managing professional liability and other litigation
  • Ownership of the firm’s partnership agreement and long-term thinking about the structure of that agreement
  • Managing a team responsible for contract negotiation
  • Managing a team responsible for firm licensing and regulatory compliance
  • Managing relationships with outside counsel

Jeff has previously served as Wipfli’s chief operating officer and as a member of the firm’s board of directors. His practice background is in the tax arena, focused on high-value transactional structuring matters, including M&A transaction structuring, entity planning, and estate and business succession planning. Prior to joining Wipfli, Jeff practiced law with a prominent Wisconsin law firm. 

In addition to being a lawyer, Jeff is proud to be a CPA and a well-known and active leader in several groups which serve the profession’s leadership. He is a board member or trustee for several philanthropic organizations.

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) - Member
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Member
  • American Bar Association (ABA) - Member


University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Juris doctor
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting