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Tom Schumacher

Attorney Tom Schumacher

Tom is married with four adult children. He is a competitor who loves running and playing golf, but takes special pride in coaching youth basketball.

Tom Schumacher

Tom, along with Gary Bakke and George Norman, is a founding shareholder of Bakke Norman. He is a proven leader in Western Wisconsin. He is respected as a practical solution-based attorney, representing Closely Held Businesses and structuring Commercial Real Estate and Commercial Finance matters. He has won many awards over the years and is an amazing asset to the businesses and individuals he represents.

  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • University of Wisconsin, BA, Economics
Practice Areas
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Community Banks and Credit Unions
  • Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate
Awards, Honors And Professional Accomplishments
  • Recipient, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation Directors Award (2015)
  • Board of Directors, First National Community Bank – New Richmond (2015-present)
  • Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Board of Directors (2000 -present) Board Chairperson from (2014 to 2022).
  • Board of Directors, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (2006-2013)
  • School Board, Baldwin-Woodville Area School District (1995-2010)
  • Trustee, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Hammond, WI
  • Captain, Cross Country and Track & Field Teams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, NCAA All-American Cross Country


  • Co-Lecturer, “Lending & Trusts – What You Need to Know” Presentation to First National Community Bank
  • Co-Lecturer, “Business Succession Planning” Presentation to Citizens State Bank
  • Lecturer, “How to Prepare For and Close Rural Development Loans” USDA Community Programs Training
  • Co-Author, “Estate Planning and Closely Held Businesses” National Business Institute
  • Co-Author, “Technology: Tech Game Changers: Tips, Trends & Lessons Learned” Wisconsin Lawyer
  • Author/Lecturer, “The New Normal: Building a Law Practice in Today’s Economy” WILMIC Summer Seminar
  • Author/Lecturer, “Understanding Municipal Financial Statements” Bakke Norman Municipal Seminar
  • Author, “Fund Balance” Bakke Norman Municipal Law Alert
  • Author, “Proposed Use Cannot Be Considered in Extraterritorial Plat Review Process” Bakke Norman Municipal Law Alert