Mayer & Galligan



Large law firm expertise and experience, Small law firm billing rates.

Steven Mayer and Daniel GalliganMayer Galligan Law, LLC is a Milwaukee based, business and estate planning boutique law firm specializing in advising and counseling businesses, business owners, individuals, beneficiaries and financial institutions in legal areas including sophisticated business succession planning, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), estate and tax planning, business contract negotiations, charitable planning, family business transactions and probate and trust administration.  We strive to be the Milwaukee area’s best business and business succession planning attorneys.

Business owners and entrepreneurs understand what it takes to be successful; passion, energy, risk acceptance, stamina, sacrifice, and dedication. They want lawyers who understand and appreciate the problems, risks and issues of business ownership and entrepreneurship.  They demand lawyers who will invest the same kind of commitment in them and their future. They want lawyers who are entrepreneurs.

We are entrepreneurs.  We understand entrepreneurs and business owners. We approach the practice of law and our client service as a successful entrepreneur would, with energy, excitement, and a strong drive to succeed.  Collectively, we possess almost 30 years of experience practicing law at a very high level.  Mr. Mayer and Mr. Galligan each have extensive experience working and training in large, corporate law firms.  We are experts in the areas of law in which we practice.

Mayer Galligan Law, LLC operates on a business model that is different than the model used by large, corporate law firms.  The global economy changed post-Lehman collapse, and the legal business environment was not immune from that change.  Mr. Galligan and Mr. Mayer appreciate that change, and have formed Mayer Galligan Law, LLC based upon a business model that meets the demands of the new business environment.

Expert attorneys.  Lower Rates. Mayer Galligan Law, LLC has a vastly different expense structure than the large firm.  As a result, we are able to charge substantially lower rates than large firms while providing absolute expertise in the areas of law in which we practice.  In addition, we can be creative with our billing structures.  We’re not tied to the old, tired hourly-billing model of the large law firm.  This creative billing structure allows us to develop much closer relationships with our clients, evolving into a “trusted advisor” role.  From this trusted advisor role, we are better able to provide rock-solid legal advice in promoting the growth of our clients’ businesses.

Please allow us to put our extensive legal experience and our better, low-overhead business model to work for you.

I have referred clients to Steve many times over the past 10 years. Steve not only delivers extraordinary expertise against my clients’ issues, but he also develops a great rapport with the people who work with him. In fact, I have one client who recently used Steve to draft his estate plan. This client has stopped me more than once to tell me how much he appreciated my referral and how pleased he was with Steve’s work product.

Mark Benskin

Managing Director, US Bank

Dan has been my corporate attorney for over 10 years now.  During that time Dan has helped me start and exit several businesses.  Dan has always and will always be an integral part of all of my business opportunities.  His abilities as an attorney and his attention to detail have provided the necessary security to me personally and the businesses that I have owned.  Looking beyond Dan’s skills as an attorney, the most important thing I can say about Dan is that he has taken a personal interest in my success, both personally and professionally.

Dave Glyzewski

Serial Entrepreneur, Former Owner/Centare Group, Ltd.


Business owners and entrepreneurs understand what it takes to be successful.  They want lawyers who understand and appreciate the
problems, risks and issues of business ownership.  We are a new type of law firm — we are entrepreneurs, as well, and we understand.

Finally, a law firm where business owners and entrepreneurs can place their trust.