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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 as President of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association, President of the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, President of the River Falls Economic Development Corporation, President of the Pierce County Economic Development Corporation and President of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program.

Max has appeared in multiple editions of Super Lawyers Magazine and has also been inducted into the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society every year since 2015.  Max currently sits on the Editorial Board of Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine and is a current nominee in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his Trusts and Estate practice.

In 2020 Max was named a Pierce County Public Health Hero and in 2021, Max was nominated as the River Falls Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.

Practice Areas:
Current Government Appointments:
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Appointed Special Investigator (2014 – present)
  • Judge Appointed Guardian ad Litem, Pierce, St. Croix and Eau Claire County, WI
  • Judge Appointed Trustee, St. Croix County, WI
  • Supplemental Court Commissioner, Pierce County, WI
  • Independent Hearing Officer, City of River Falls, WI
Current Honors
  • Citizen of the Year Nominee, River Falls Chamber of Commerce (2021)
  • Best Lawyers in America nominee (2021)
  • President: Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls (2021 – present)
  • American Family Insurance “Dream Champion” (2021)
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls Foundation Board of Directors (2021 – present)
  • Pierce County Public Health Hero (2019)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Wisconsin Access to Justice Coalition Pro Bono Honor Society (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board (2016 – present)
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Volunteer Attorney (2008 – present)
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council (2018- present; 2021 chair)
  • National College Athlete Honor Society ex-officio to the Board of Directors (2019 – present)
  • University of Wisconsin River Falls Alumni Advisory Board (2018 – present)
  • Turning Point Domestic Abuse Volunteer Attorney (2019 – present)
  • Member of the Discipline Committee of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin (2021present)
Past Honors
  • President: River Falls Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (2019-2021)
  • President: Pierce County Economic Development Corporation (appointed 2012; re-appointed 2013)
  • Chairman of the Board: River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors  ( 2013)
  • President: St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (appointed 2011; re-appointed 2012)
  • President: St. Croix Valley Bar Association (2012)
  • FORWARD: The River Falls Education Foundation, Inc. (founding Board Member)
  • Pierce County Ethics Board Member (2015 – 2017)
  • St. Croix County Special Prosecutor (2012 – 2015)
  • Judge Appointed Mediator, Pierce County, WI (2010 – 2015)
  • 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 Library Foundation Board of Directors (2011 – 2014; 2019 – 2021)
  • River Falls Area YMCA Community Board (Y-Partners Chair: 2010, 2011)
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Council (2004-2007)
  • Leadership River Falls (Class of 2000)
  • River Falls Board of Education (elected 1997-2000; re-elected 2000-2002)
  • Turning Point Domestic Abuse Shelter Volunteer Legal Advocate (1999)
  • American Legion Badger Boy (1996)
  • UW-River Falls  Track & Field announcer
Licenses, Certifications and Associations:
  • United States Federal Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Qualified Neutral for Mediation
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association
  • River Falls Rotary
  • Sons of the American Legion
Teaching and Publications
  • Adjunct Professor of Business Law: University of Wisconsin – River Falls
  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine
  • Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, Texas
  • Mitchell Hamline University School of Law.  Dean’s List
  • University of Wisconsin – River Falls.  Dean’s List
What Clients are Saying…

We LOVE working with Max Neuhaus!  He is both professional and personable. His expertise is invaluable.  He and his staff and colleagues were both very attentive and responsive!  We are a small business and this firm treats us with such kindness and care! – Wendi

I worked with Max for almost two years. The best ever! – Cheryl

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

Max will always be my first call. – Megan

I work with Attorney Max Neuhaus frequently as part of my job. He is professional, treats my clients with dignity and respect, and is always willing to go above and beyond. Thank you Attorney Neuhaus! – Haley

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

My right hand man. – Mike

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 four 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

Max is the best, truly a lawyer you can trust and depend on. – Tim

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

He is the best! – Penelope

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

We were very happy and impressed working with Max Neuhaus. He is thorough, thoughtful, easy to work with and I believe truly had our best interests in mind at all times. – Keith

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    Max’s Representative Clients

    Agave Kitchen
    Bakken Young Funeral & Cremation Services
    Bergmann Dairy, Inc.
    Betty Most Agency, Inc.
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin, Inc.
    City of Hudson
    City of River Falls
    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
    Jerry’s Towing
    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 Economic Development Corporation, Inc.
    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