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Maxfield E. (Max) Neuhaus


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“Max will always be my first call.” 

Protecting you, your family and your business.  Max Neuhaus is a partner in the firm specializing in wills, trusts, 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.

Max is a current nominee in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his Trusts and Estate practice; has appeared in multiple editions of Super Lawyers Magazine; and has been inducted into the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society every year since 2015.  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.

Max is the attorney to numerous local charities, and 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, President of the St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program, President of Ezekiel Lutheran Church and Vice-Chair of the UW-River Falls Foundation.

Practice Areas:
Current Court and Government Appointments
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Appointed Special Investigator (2014 – present)
  • Judge Appointed Guardian ad Litem, Pierce and St. Croix County, WI
  • Judge Appointed Trustee, St. Croix County, WI
  • Supplemental Court Commissioner, Pierce County, WI
  • Pierce County Condemnation Commissioner
Selected Honors
  • Best Lawyers in America nominee (2024)
  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine Editorial Board (2016 – 2024)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Executive Officer, University of Wisconsin River Falls Foundation (2022 – present)
  • Citizen of the Year Nominee, River Falls Chamber of Commerce (2021)
  • American Family Insurance “Dream Champion” (2021)
  • Pierce County Public Health Hero (2019)
  • Wisconsin Access to Justice Pro Bono Honor Society (2015 – 2023)
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project Volunteer Attorney (2008 – present)
  • Turning Point Domestic Abuse Volunteer Attorney (2019 – present)
Past Honors
  • President: River Falls Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (2019-2021)
  • President: Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls (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)
  • Founding Board Member, FORWARD: The River Falls Education Foundation (2011)
  • Pierce County Ethics Board Member (2015 – 2017)
  • St. Croix County Special Prosecutor (2012 – 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)
Licenses, Certifications and Associations:
  • United States Federal Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Qualified Neutral for Mediation
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 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
Education:
  • Mitchell Hamline University School of Law.  Dean’s List
  • University of Wisconsin – River Falls.  Dean’s List
What Clients are Saying (2023-2024)

I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney or a better experience working with Max Neuhaus. He was so knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely prompt with his communication and getting things done. We were working on many different business projects at one time and he was amazing to work with! I will use him and this firm whenever I need an attorney. Highly recommend! – Beth

My right hand man. – Mike

Max is the best! Personable, community minded, giving of self, serving others! His expertise is invaluable. He and his staff and collogues were both very attentive and responsive! We are a small business and this firm treats us with such kindness and care! We LOVE working with Max. – Wendi

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

Our nonprofit has benefitted from the generous legal guidance of Rodli, Beskar, Neuhaus, Murray & Pletcher, S.C. for many years. We have had the privilege of working with Max Neuhaus on a variety of matters that have been vital to maintaining best practices and addressing new challenges for our organization. The sound counsel we receive from Max and his team allows us to carry out our core mission with confidence. – Jack

Max is not just one of the most qualified attorneys in the state in these areas, he is an absolute delight to work with. – Erin

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

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

Max will always be my first call. – Megan

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

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

He is the best! – Penelope

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    Max’s Representative Clients

    Agave Kitchen
    Bakken Young Funeral & Cremation Services
    Bergmann Dairy, Inc.
    Betty Most Agency, Inc.
    City of Hudson
    City of River Falls
    C & R Guns, LLC
    Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties
    Geissler, CPA
    Habitat for Humanity
    Hudson Wisconsin Police Foundation
    Jerry’s Towing
    Kristen Jepson Insurance Agency, Inc.
    Kinni Valley Chiropractic, Inc.
    Leitch Insurance Agency, Inc.
    Lund’s Fly Shop, Inc.
    Moelter Grain, Inc.
    National College Athlete Honor Society
    Page Family Dentistry
    Pierce County Economic Development Corporation, Inc.
    Pierce County Historical Association, Inc.
    Prescott Area Fire Department
    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 Public Library Foundation, Inc.
    River Falls Sports Broadcasting, Inc.
    St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center
    UW-RF Foundation
    Wounded Warriors