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Maxfield E. Neuhaus

Estate planning Attorney at River Falls, WI

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Max Neuhaus

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Maxfield

Learn Maxfield’s areas of practice.

Max Neuhaus is a partner in the firm specializing in wills, trusts, probate, estate planning, business, and real estate.  Aside from his private practice, Max serves as a Wisconsin Supreme Court appointed Special Investigator, as well as a Judge appointed trustee, mediator, and guardian ad litem in cases where children have been injured.  Over the years, Max has served the community as President of the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, President of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation, President of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association, and President of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program.

Max appears in the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018  editions of Super Lawyers Magazine and has also been inducted into the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society multiple times.  Max currently sits on the Editorial Board of Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine and the River Falls Economic Development Corporation and is a current nominee in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his Trusts and Estate practice.

When not working with clients, Max enjoys spending time with his family in and around the River Falls community.

Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C. is the most experienced and largest full service law firm in Pierce County, Wisconsin, headquartered in River Falls.

Representative Clients:

• Bergmann Dairy, Inc.
• Bo's 'n Mine
• City of Hudson
• Dish and the Spoon Cafe
• Dopkins Accounting Services, S.C.
• First National Bank
• Geissler, CPA, Inc.
• Habitat for Humanity
• Halos of the St. Croix Valley
• Kinni Valley Chiropractic, Inc.
• Lund's Fly Shop
• Leitch Insurance Agency, Inc.
• Mainstreeter Bar and Grill
• Moelter Grain, Inc.
• Page Family Dentistry
• Reis Insurance Agency, Inc.
• River Falls Education Foundation, Inc.
• River Falls Insurance Center
• River Falls Medical Clinic, Ltd.
• River Falls Public Library Foundation, Inc.
• River Falls State Bank
• UW-RF Foundation, Inc.
• WESTconsin Credit Union
• WESTconsin Realty

Contact Maxfield

Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C.
219 N. Main Street
River Falls, WI, 54022

Reviews

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Posted by Brooke | August 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to work with!
I have worked with Max on multiple occasions and every time he has responded quickly, explained things clearly and made 100% sure that the documents stated exactly what I intended them to state. He has (and will continue to be) great to work with! I highly recommend.
Posted by Jeff S | July 20, 2015
Great Attorney and Friend!
Max was great to work with. I purchased a business and he handled the transaction. He is a GREAT person, friend, and I completely trust Max and recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Chris | June 9, 2015
Highly competent and friendly
Max is a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable about the law and the many facets that make no sense to a novice like me. He takes the time to explain in a simple way and gets to the point. He has represented my organization in several transactions, and he is our go to person. I completely trust Max and recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Cindy | June 9, 2015
Great Listener
I was fortunate to work with Attorney Neuhaus in a professional setting as a prosecutor for a municipal court . Max was always open minded as he listened to individuals explain their stories. He treated everyone the same. Individuals that he met with walked away feeling good about their experience even though it may not have gone the way they had intended. Away from work, Max is a great community member. He is extremely passionate in his beliefs towards the betterment of our community. Most important Max is a good friend. He is a very kind, compassionate and a caring person and that is reflected in his day by day activities.
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Posted by Rhonda | June 7, 2015
Honest and Trustworthy
We have used Max to help with both business and personal matters. He has always been quick to respond and when we had a matter that he was not able to assist us with he referred us to a partner that better fit our needs. To me it is important to have an attorney like Max that is honest and trustworthy.
Posted by Jeff | June 5, 2015
Great Attorney!
Max did a great job helping with my family's estate planning. He walked us through the entire process, was very knowledgeable, and kept us informed every step of the way. Would definitely recommend him to anyone -- great job, and thank you!
Posted by Steve | June 5, 2015
Business Acquisition
Max handled a recent business acquisition for us, as well as some other minor items in the past. He was able to work with our hurry-up, now wait ,now hurry-up process, ultimately putting the deal together in a fairly quick timeframe. He was also able to keep other minor issues, well, minor - answering questions in a concise, straightforward manner, giving us practical advice we could use.
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Posted by Sarah | June 4, 2015
Max Is Your Man!
Max has worked on my business incorporation (including Articles of Incorporation), investor contracts, estate planning, living will, commercial real estate dealings, as well as served on my business advisory team. My overall impression of him is that he has the utmost integrity and is a straight shooter. He will always let you know if you have a losing hand and has his client's best interest at heart. He has consistently gotten back to me on my inquiries completely and in a prompt manner. He has a big heart and knows his stuff. I don't know what more anyone could ask for!
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Posted by Lori | June 4, 2015
An excellent lawyer that I trust with my family business.
He helped me with financial hardship documents with my house, represented me in my divorce and helped me with setting up my will and legal documents for when I die to make it easier for my kids. He is compassionate and thorough and I am honored to have him as my personal lawyer and also as my friend!
Posted by Richard | June 4, 2015
Property Manager/ Real Estate Broker
Max is very professional when I am dealing with him and very knowledgeable when working with him in all aspects of real estate or association law.
Posted by Nick | June 4, 2015
Would highly recommend!!
I was given Maxs name from someone so I set up a consultation with him! In dealing with the business at hand Max also informed me of other actions I could take that would significantly benefit my family! Throughout the process Max followed up with emails as well as phone calls! Max is always willing to give advice and point you in the right direction! I have also ran into Max in public and he had always been courteous and respectful! Very very very highly recommend!
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Posted by Jane | June 4, 2015
Able to make complex issues simple
Max is such a pleasure to work with. He is able to look at the big picture of what you are trying to accomplish, then break things down into simple logical steps that no longer seem overwhelming. After our first meeting, I knew I was in good hands and that everything would be taken care of. I have used Max twice now for separate matters, and will continue to go to him for all of my legal needs. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Matt | June 4, 2015
Very Knowledgeable about Real Estate and Business, Excellent "Customer Service"
In my experience, Max understands real estate law like the back of his hand. I have appreciated how he is able to interpret the law in a practical, 'real-world' manner and explain to me what is important, while not wasting my time (and my money) with what is not important. He is extremely fair with his charges and efficient with his time.
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Posted by Bill | June 4, 2015
Prompt, courteous,and responsive.
I hired Max to negotiate a business contract he also has done my estate planning and living will. Max is great to work with. He is clear and concise. When you have questions he takes the time to make sure you understand what is going on. Max's authenticity and compassion is refreshing to work with in today's world. He is the only lawyer that I've worked with that is more concerned about you than what time it is. I have exclusively recommended Max to friends and colleagues. Aside from all that, he has also contributed a great deal to the local community and that puts him over the top.
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Posted by Julie | June 4, 2015
Max was informative, helpful and very considerate of our personal situation
I think Max is a great attorney, I have referred many friends and family to him because of the exceptional service that I, personally, have received. He is a caring, intelligent, compassionate individual. I think he's top notch!
Posted by Jenni | June 4, 2015
Professional and knowledgeable
I have worked with Max Neuhaus for many items related to my business (contracts, etc.) and also for estate planning for my family. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional in everything he does. He responds to communication quickly and I can trust the information he gives me. Max also has shared other great resources for other needed services in the area. I will continue to work with Max in the years to come and I recommend him to anyone in need of assistance with business or estate planning.
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Posted by Dalene | June 4, 2015
Attentive, accomodating, honest and sincere.
In my position as a Real Estate Broker I have had numerous occasions to consult with Max regarding contract and other real estate related issues. He has drafted documents for our use and consulted in several earnest money disputes. Truly a delight to work with as you will get top notch service and in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Patient and Accessible
Max listens carefully to make sure he fully understands every situation before giving reasoned advice. He makes himself available for even the smallest question and takes as much time as needed to make sure we feel comfortable with the legal choices we make.
Posted by Steve | June 4, 2015
Highly Recommend
Over the past several years Max has provided me with real estate advice and legal services. He has an enormous amount of energy and enthusiasm for his profession, and has provided competent and timely service. He has excellent knowledge in the field of real estate and has helped me with sales and purchases of properties, as well as legal questions regarding rental leases and property easements. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Bob | June 4, 2015
Another happy client of Max Neuhaus'
Seeking legal advice and council can be intimidating. Max takes all of the anxiety away from the client away by setting them as ease and offering council in terms a novice can understand. I was very impressed how responsive he was to my needs by replying to my e-mails at times that were convenient to me and when other attorneys would not normally be working. He understands his client's need for timely responses.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Editorial Board
  • Wisconsin Lawyer
  • 2016 - Present
  • Special Investigator
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judge appointed Trustee
  • St. Croix County
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judge appointed Guardian ad Litem
  • Eau Claire County
  • 2014 - Present
  • Court Commissioner
  • Pierce County Circuit Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • Circuit Court Appointed Mediator
  • St. Croix County, Wisconsin
  • 2013 - Present
  • Circuit Court Appointed Special Prosecutor
  • St. Croix County, Wisconsin
  • 2011 - Present
  • Circuit Court Appointed Mediator
  • Pierce County, Wisconsin
  • 2011 - Present
  • City Appointed Independent Hearing Officer
  • City of River Falls, Wisconsin
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Business Law Professor
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Municipal Court Appointed Special Prosecutor
  • City of New Richmond, Wisconsin
  • 2013 - 2013
  • City Appointed Municipal Prosecutor
  • City of River Falls
  • 2010 - 2014
  • City Appointed Municipal Prosecutor
  • City of Hudson, Wisconsin
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Government Instructor
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Judicial Extern
  • St. Croix County Circuit Court
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Manager
  • the Minnesota Senior Federation
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Free lance English teacher
  • international businesses
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Teacher
  • St. Bridget Parish School
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Publically Elected Board Memeber
  • School District of River Falls, Wisconsin
  • 1997 - 2002
  • Legal Advocate
  • Turning Point Domestic Abuse Shelter, River Falls, Wisconsin
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Certificate in Dispute Resolution
  • 2008
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Akademie für Fremdsprachen - an extension of Cambridge University
  • 2002
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2000
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • Master's in Education
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Defense-side Money Judgment Litigation
  • Dismissed
  • Plaintiff-side Money Judgment Litigation
  • Money Judgment Granted
  • Plaintiff-side Eviction
  • Eviction Granted
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Associations

  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Wills for Heroes Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Military Pro-Bono Project
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pierce County Economic Development Corporation
  • President and Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • River Falls Public Library Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • River Falls Education Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pierce County Ethics Board of Review
  • County Appointed Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • City of River Falls, Wisconsin
  • City Appointed Independent Hearing Officer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Qualified Neutral for Mediation
  • 2008 - Present
  • River Falls Rotary
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States District Court
  • Admitted
  • 2008 - Present
  • River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Boardmember and Chairman
  • 2008 - Present
  • First National Bank
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2015
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Pierce County Economic Development Corporation
  • Vice-President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors
  • Special Committee
  • 2012 - 2012
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2013
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2010
  • St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice
  • President and Board Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • River Falls Area YMCA
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • School District of River Falls
  • Board of Directors
  • 1997 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine - Business Edition
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Oustanding Young Alumni
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • 2014
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary International
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Hamline University Dispute Resolution Instutute
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Leadership River Falls
  • River Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • UW-River Falls Graduate School of Education
  • 2001
  • Dean's List
  • UW- River Falls
  • 2000
  • Badger Boy
  • American Legion
  • 1996
  • Black Belt
  • Traditional Shotokan Karate
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Wisconsin Lawyer
  • Contributor
  • 2014
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas
  • Contributor
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • 2014
  • UW-River Falls
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2013
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • UW-River Falls
  • Teachers and the Law
  • 2011
  • UW-River Falls
  • Teachers and the Law
  • 2010
  • UW-River Falls
  • Teachers and the Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Maxfield
Real estate Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Max was a great opposing attorney to work with. He was knowledgeable about the case and worked hard to reach a logical solution. A very talented and capable advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great attorney from a great firm. Max is knowledgeable and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Max has a knack for not only resolving issues and finding solutions for his clients, but also in doing that in a straightforward, no nonsense manner. He is a good attorney and good asset to have on your side."
General practice Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A talented, capable professional."
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River Falls Estate planning Lawyer Maxfield E. Neuhaus
Maxfield E. Neuhaus
Estate planning Attorney
River Falls, WI
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation