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Maxfield E. (Max) Neuhaus

Estate Planning & Probate, Business and Real Estate

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 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 River Falls Economic Development Corporation, President of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association, President of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation 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 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.

Practice Areas:
Current Government Appointments:
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Appointed Special Investigator (2015 – present)
  • Circuit Court Commissioner, Pierce County, WI
  • Judge Appointed Guardian ad Litem, St. Croix and Eau Claire County, WI
  • Judge Appointed Trustee, St. Croix County, WI
  • Judge Appointed Mediator, Pierce County, WI
  • Independent Hearing Officer, City of River Falls, WI
  • Best Lawyers In America Nominee (2020)
  • Pierce County Public Health Hero (2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion (2018, 2019)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Wisconsin Access to Justice Coalition Pro Bono Honor Society (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board (2016 – present)
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Volunteer Attorney (2008 – present)
  • River Falls Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (elected president 2019-2021)
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council (2018- present)
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls Alumni Advisory Board (2018 – present)
  • River Falls Library Foundation Board of Directors (2011 – 2014; 2019 – present)
  • Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (appointed President 2012; re-appointed President 2013)
  • River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors  (appointed Chairman of the Board 2013)
  • St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (appointed President 2011; re-appointed 2012)
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association (elected President 2012)
  • FORWARD: The River Falls Education Foundation, Inc. (founding Board Member)
  • River Falls Board of Education (elected 1997-2000; re-elected 2000-2002)
  • Pierce County Ethics Board Member
  • St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors
  • First National Bank of River Falls Board of Directors
  • River Falls Rotary (Paul Harris Fellow)
  • River Falls Area YMCA Community Board (Y-Partners Chair: 2010, 2011)
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Council (2004-2007)
  • Leadership River Falls (Class of 2000)
  • American Legion Badger Boy (1996)
  • Sons of the American Legion
  • UW-River Falls  Track & Field announcer
  • Turning Point Volunteer Attorney (2019 – present)
Licenses and Certifications:
  • United States Federal Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Qualified Neutral for Mediation
  • University of Wisconsin – River Falls adjunct professor of Business Law (2010-2012)
  • Hamline University School of Law (JD, 2008). Dean’s List
  • University of Wisconsin – River Falls (Master’s in Education Program). Dean’s List
  • University of Wisconsin – River Falls (B.S., 2000). Dean’s List
  • Wisconsin Lawyer (2014)
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas (2011)
What Clients are Saying…

Max Neuhaus 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. -Jane

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. – Jeff

I’ve had the privilege of working with Max Neuhaus for over 4 years. I am continually impressed with Max’s thoroughness, positive attitude and willingness to find the best solution for each client. I have referred numerous business clients to Max and they have always raved about their experience working with him. It is truly a pleasure working with Max and I am sure anyone who meets him would agree. – Danielle

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. – Jenni

I met with Max Neuhaus to learn more about how to start up a small business. He was incredibly helpful, ethical and professional. He gave excellent advice and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal counsel. Great work! – Angela

I hired Max Neuhaus 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.  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. – Bill

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Max’s Representative Clients

Bakken Young Funeral & Cremation Services
Bergmann Dairy, Inc.
Betty Most Agency, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, Inc.
Bo’s ‘n Mine
City of Hudson
C & R Guns, LLC
Designer Doors International
Dish and the Spoon Café
Dopkins Accounting Services, S.C.
First National Bank of River Falls
Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties
Geissler, CPA
Habitat for Humanity
Halos of the St. Croix Valley
Kristen Jepson Insurance Agency, Inc.
Kinni Valley Chiropractic, Inc.
Leitch Insurance Agency, Inc.
Level Right Concrete Lifting, LLC
Lund’s Fly Shop, Inc.
Mainstreeter Bar and Grill
Moelter Grain, Inc.
National College Athlete Honor Society
Page Family Dentistry
Pierce County Economic Development Corporation, Inc.
Property Executives, LLC
Reis Insurance Agency, Inc.
River Falls Athletic Booster Club, Inc.
River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
River Falls Education Foundation, Inc.
River Falls Insurance Center
River Falls Medical Clinic, Ltd.
River Falls Municipal Utilities
River Falls Public Library Foundation, Inc.
River Falls State Bank
River Falls Sunshine Fund, Inc.
River Falls Youth Softball, Inc.
St. Croix Lanes
St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center
Total Excavating, LLC
UW-RF Foundation
Victory and Valor for Vets Project, Inc.
Vibrant Health Family Clinic
WESTconsin Credit Union
WESTconsin Realty