25 Jul Lewis “Lew”” Perlson”
Lew and his wife, Bev, bought their home in Sonoma in 2010 and became permanent residents in 2014. They moved from Wisconsin to be closer to their sons and their families. (But he still considers himself a “Cheesehead”) Lew is a Wisconsin attorney (not licensed in California) and is Of Counsel with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP in Milwaukee. He has been recognized in the area of trusts and estates since 2006 in The Best Lawyers in America published by Woodward/White, Inc. and distinguished as a “Wisconsin Super Lawyer” in the area of estate planning and probate by Super Lawyer Magazine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has co-authored several publications in his field of practice. Lew is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he received a BBA degree from its Business School and a JD degree (cum laude) from its School of Law. Lew’s community involvement includes being past President of Milwaukee Jewish Family Services and Congregation Sinai in Fox Point, Wisconsin. He recently served on the Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, Milwaukee Jewish Community Foundation, and the Milwaukee Jewish Home Foundation. He is a Board member of the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance and serves as Chairman of its Governance Committee. Lew is a member of the Public Issues Committee of the San Francisco Jewish Family and Children’s Service – Sonoma County Region and Treasurer of the Congregation Shir Shalom Men’s Club.