William S. Hochstetler, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law

Contact Information

William S. Hochstetler
Attorney, Senior Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 731-2324
Email: wsh@shuttleworthlaw.com
Fax: (319) 365-8443

William's Assistant

Name: Lisa M. Starn
Phone: (319) 731-2325

About William S. Hochstetler

Bill Hochstetler is a Senior Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. Bill's work focuses on business and estate planning for closely-held businesses and their owners. His primary work also includes estate planning for non-business owners and estate administration. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bill worked for five years as a certified public accountant.

Typical business work for Bill includes:

  • Using his accounting and law background and experiences to work with clients and their accountants in setting up new businesses--choosing the right entity (e.g. corporation, limited liability company, partnership) and making buy-sell arrangements.
  • Preparing and reviewing contracts.
  • Negotiating the purchase and sale of commercial and farm real estate.
  • Working with clients and loan officers on business loan transactions.

Typical estate planning work for Bill includes:

  • Establishing revocable living trusts for clients who wish to avoid probate and plan for possible incapacitation.
  • Business succession planning for business owners who want to sell or transfer ownership of their business to family members or key employees.
  • Assisting farm families with unique gifting and land transfer situations.
  • Using wills and trusts to minimize or eliminate estate and inheritance taxes. These trusts includes bypass trusts, revocable living trusts, life insurance trusts, and other types of trusts.
  • Preparing durable power of attorney documents and advance medical directives (living wills).
  • Forming partnerships and limited liability companies to take advantage of discounted gifting opportunities.

Typical estate and trust administration work for Bill includes:

  • Probating wills and administering revocable living trusts.
  • Evaluating income tax and estate tax planning opportunities for estates and beneficiaries.


  • University of Iowa, J.D. (with high distinction) (Order of the Coif) (1986)
  • Practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (1978-1983)
  • Eastern Mennonite University, B.A. Business Administration-Accounting (1977)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America®—Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyer®— Estate Planning & Probate, Tax
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. Rating “AV”

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