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Municipal law, which governs the operation of cities and towns and regulates the delivery of essential services, is the body of law that has the most immediate impact on ordinary citizens. By controlling police, fire departments, public schools and garbage pickup, municipal law significantly affects a community’s quality of life. Municipal law is also the place where theoretical Constitutional protections are put to the test, as zoning decisions clash with private property rights, parking restrictions aid or impede commerce, and elections preserve or subvert democratic rule. Maistelman & Associates, LLC has been actively engaged in municipal law since 1994. Maistelman & Associates, LLC provides a full range of municipal services, including:

  • Licensing
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Building Code Issues
  • Planning
  • Zoning
  • Land Use
  • Taxation
  • Litigation
  • Contract Review & Drafting Ordinances
  • And more…

Litigation on behalf of local government

Too often, economic development that would benefit an overwhelming majority is hindered by a small, non-representative group. Red tape at the state or federal level can also stymie progress. When a city ordinance, practice or development stirs up conflict with state and federal agencies, community groups or individual residents, our municipal law attorney provides robust representation to protect the interests of the city in service of the people it represents.

Counseling city officers and elected officials on compliance issues

Newly elected officials often require education on the differences in standard operating procedures between the public and private sectors. This can also be true for veteran city managers. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to inform responsible officers about the requirements of open meeting and open records laws, the code of ethics and numerous other problems frequently faced by local entities. We can even assist in drafting ordinances to avoid conflict with existing precedent.


Wisconsin Government Affairs Attorney with Resources and Experience

Working with clients to implement successful campaigns and maintain positive relationships. From election law and campaign finance to public affairs, Maistelman & Associates, LLC helps citizens, organizations and politicians comply with the laws and regulations that oversee political activity in the United States. With more than 19 years of experience, attorney Maistelman regularly counsels clients on the laws and other rules pertaining to federal and state lobbying, political contributions, political action committees and similar issues. We also assist businesses in cases where government poses an obstacle to reaching their objectives.

Services encompassing broad areas in government and public affairs

A multidisciplinary practice, Maistelman & Associates, LLC leverages strong attorney legal experience to manage reputation and risk, analyze legislation, implement effective campaigns and develop ways to meet your goals. The firm has an incomparable network of professionals and experts who can streamline the process, facilitate relationships with government officials and help create strong legal positions.

Our government relations and public affairs services include:

  • Representation regarding matters affected by regulatory boards, planning commissions, city councils and administrative agencies
  • Advocacy for or against legislative proposals
  • Issue management
  • Strategic election advice
  • Representation before the Federal Elections Commission and in state and federal courts
  • Campaign finance counsel & Representative experience
  • Representation regarding matters affected by regulatory boards, planning commissions, city councils and administrative agencies

The firm has represented some of Wisconsin’s most prominent political figures, including former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, U.S. Senator Russell Feingold, Congressman Ron Kind and numerous other federal and state elected officials. Attorney Maistelman’s skills have aided in his advisory capacity to countless Wisconsin officials across the political spectrum, from governors to local aldermen.


Comprehensive Representation

Maistelman & Associates, LLC applies their extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business to all areas of real estate law. With more than 19 years of experience in real estate law, we can help clients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest with:

  • Residential home sales transactions, Foreclosures, Title disputes
  • Commercial Property Sales Transactions
  • Homeowners’ Associations, Condominium law
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Evictions
  • Real Estate Contracts, Eminent domain
  • Zoning, Land Use & Building Permits, Boundary & Easement Disputes

From offer to sale, our real estate attorney handles all aspects of buying and selling real estate and construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. We can:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate your sales contract
  • Review your lending documents
  • Homeowners’ Associations, Condominium law
  • Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
  • Real Estate Contracts, Eminent domain, & Closing
  • Handle land use, zoning and permitting

Whether you are a homeowner tackling issues with building and zoning code violations or a construction company, contractor or developer navigating your way through complex land use laws and trying to keep your project on track, Maistelman & Associates, LLC provides in-depth knowledge, insightful counsel and strong transactional and litigation representation for clients in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No matter what your zoning and land use issues are, we can best serve you when brought in early on a project. Working with you at every step from the beginning, we can guide you through the process to anticipate and avoid problems along the way. It is important to know how your business or personal activities are affected by local, state and federal agency regulations. To help you succeed, Maistelman & Associates, LLC is committed to:

  • Using our knowledge of agency procedures to your advantage
  • Identifying agencies and their regulations that affect your project
  • Ensuring the plan for your project complies with the applicable regulations
  • Working with technical experts, if necessary
  • Guiding you through the appeals process if your project is not approved initially
  • Representing your interests in administrative hearings; zoning board appeals; and cases before municipal, state and federal courts, when necessary.


Trusted business allies: If you are planning to start your own business in Wisconsin, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. Maistelman & Associates, LLC assists individuals, and businesses of all sizes, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest with a full range of legal services, including:

  • Commercial and civil litigation
  • Business formation and advice
  • Buy-and-sell agreements
  • Contract review and development

Breach of contract: With more than 50 years of industry experience, our business law attorneys are well prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, we work tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing your business dreams: A focus of our firm is helping clients start their own businesses. We review your business plans and advise on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. We also look after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.

Helping business owners move forward: We work closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. We are seasoned negotiators and litigators, and we know how to best represent your financial interests. We successfully resolve your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.


Resolving disputes for businesses and individuals: When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life, having a committed, knowledgeable attorney to zealously advocate on your behalf brings comfort and peace of mind. Maistelman & Associates, LLC represents businesses, families and individuals in litigation, arbitration and mediation. We can help you with all types of general civil litigation in state and federal courts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest. We assist with:

  • Business litigation & Breach of contract
  • Property damage & Personal injury claims
  • Products liability & Product defects
  • Torts

Put a strong, determined litigator to work for you: Our attorneys know your time is valuable. That is why we stress efficiency throughout the process of resolving your disputes. We offer our clients:

  • Individual attention — When you retain Maistelman & Associates, LLC, you receive the care, time and attention you deserve.
  • A more cost-efficient model — We constantly seek ways to cut your costs while maintaining the high level of legal services you expect and deserve.
  • Integrity — Maistelman & Associates, LLC provides you with straightforward, honest answers to all of your questions and ensures you fully understand the litigation process. We explain what to expect as your case moves forward. Our clients rely on us to help them set realistic expectations.
  • A focus on success — We always have your best interests in mind. If protracted litigation is the only solution to achieve the proper outcome, we are ready. If settling your case early on will achieve the best result, Maistelman & Associates, LLC will take the time to explain why we believe it is in your best interest to settle as opposed to engaging in lengthy litigation.

Ready for trial: Maistelman & Associates, LLC has the determination, tenacity and skill required to successfully litigate your case when litigation provides the best means of resolving your legal issues. Our professional courtroom demeanor and meticulous preparation give us an edge as assertive, strategic advocates.


If you require legal assistance, contact Maistelman & Associates to learn more about how our firm can assist you.