Christine Barden

Adjunct Professor


Recently Taught Courses
771 Estate & Gift Tax


Christine Rew Barden is a shareholder in Reinhart Boerner's Trusts and Estates Practice. Christine's clients include primarily individuals and families, but also public charities and private foundations. Christine's personal and thoughtful manner with her clients enables her to get to the heart of their goals and concerns so she can work with them to formulate creative, targeted solutions. Unlike most attorneys in this busy age, Christine takes the time with her clients to explain, in plain English, the details of the plan or strategy adopted. Clients leave Christine's office understanding not only their plan, but also how it will play out within the context of their own family situation.

Christine works with high net worth individuals and has significant experience with charitable giving matters. Christine was featured as the Madison Community Foundation's first-ever "professional advisor" in their 2014 annual report and corresponding video montage for stakeholders. Her work also includes family business succession planning, prenuptial agreements, and post-divorce estate planning.

Christine has experience handling intra-family transfers of vacation homes and cottages. Many of her clients, both in Illinois and Wisconsin, have worked with Christine to create a customized framework for ensuring their vacation home remains in the family for as many generations as possible.

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