John Maier is simply the best. (If you don’t read a great deal, just stop here and call him)

For those of you continuing, John has been our family and corporate attorney for over 40 years. He is exceptionally good at everything he does. Over the years, Gordy’s has needed advice and assistance with taxes, estate planning, real estate transactions, building and zoning, damage, physical liability, personal injury, family planning, investment strategies and much, much more. In all these matters, John has been:

PROFESSIONAL – John is well educated and well informed. He stays current on matters he practices. He also does not hesitate to consult other professionals if your case warrants it.

EXPERIENCED – John has worked for individuals and large corporations. He knows and understands Wisconsin and Illinois law. In addition, he understands the tendencies of judges and opposing counsels thereby offering his clients the best strategies.

DEDICATED – If John accepts you as a client you are now part of his family. He thinks about you day and night and is not happy unless you are satisfied. John is the most conscientious attorney I know.

GENTLEMAN – In every sense of the word he represents the best of the old fashioned definition.

If you have any questions about the content of this letter please get in touch with Tom W. Whowell at Gordy’s Lakefront Marine, 262-325-0563.

Tom W. Whowell

I used Sweet & Maier for closing on a cottage purchased in Wisconsin. The cottage was owned by an individual with a clear title and I was purchasing with cash, so no Real Estate Agent or mortgage was needed to complete the sale. All that was needed was a Title Search and selling contract and a title transferred and filing. The former owner had used Sweet and Maier on the prior like transaction so they were already fully aware of property and the circumstances for finalizing the transaction.They provided me with a quote for the completion of the transaction and honored that price for all that was needed to be done.Recently, I worked with their office to set up an immediate transfer of title to the same cottage to relatives, to avoid Probate, should something happen to my wife and I. They are great people to work with and I will use them again for any future requirements I may have on my Wisconsin property.

I highly recommend them.

Thomas L. Potts

Attorney John Maier is a quintessential professional and a stand up man – caring, fair and patient – even with “the little guys.”

We’re a small neighborhood on a small, rural lake. When the Wisconsin DNR began to enforce its Dam Safety Program, we were suddenly faced with the frightening prospect of losing our lake if we didn’t repair its dams to DNR standards.

In his initial consultation, Attorney Maier offered a wealth of information on how we could organize our neighbors to accept responsibility for the dams. He also took time to thoroughly understand our needs, including our very limited budget. He guided us to areas where we could do our own “footwork” to keep our legal costs down. Then, he took over when it was time for his professional expertise.

I’ve recommended Sweet & Maier to other lake owners in similar situations. I wouldn’t hesitate to use their services for my personal legal needs as well.

Mary Butler
Pabst Dam Owners Association, Inc.

The law firm, Sweet & Maier, provided guidance every step of the way in the few short months required to sell our company of thirty-eight years. With their assistance, we were able to attain an excellent selling price and a positive outcome as the sale progressed through the multitude of legal details and the requirements needed to reach a trouble-free closing. We cannot praise highly enough the value of the legal expertise we received from John Maier and his exceptional staff members.

Merle & Susanne Gardiner, former owners of

Trans-Chemco Inc.

19235 84th Street

Bristol WI 53104

Manufacturers of specialty chemicals, specializing in foam control.

“We have been in real estate business for 30 years and have used a number of real estate lawyers. Once we used Mr. John Maier we did not use anyone else unless the matter was in another state in which Mr. Maier does not practice. He is the most honest, ethical and knowledgeable lawyer that we know who charges fairly, and who delivers results time and time again. He is a person of the highest integrity who treats his clients and others fairly. We have used Mr. Maier for 15 years. It is a pleasure to work with him, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others in real estate matters and land use and zoning matters.”

Joseph Au
Owner and President
Auxxi & Assoc., Inc.

I have had the great fortune to be involved with John Maier for the past 30 years. John has been involved in every real estate project that the Anvan Companies have developed. John was instrumental in getting every development approved and closed including: Geneva National, the Abbey Resort, The Abbey Condo hotel, Interlaken Hotel, Lodge at Geneva Ridge, as well as, expansions including: a water park, a convention center, and the Geneva Lakes Kennel Club. John’s highly regarded reputation and high moral ethics have always been his strongest quality. It has always been a pleasure to work with John, and I always look forward to working with him again. I consider John more than just a colleague, but a good friend.

Vance Antoniou
President and CEO
Anvan Companies

Our family has relied on the legal counsel of Sweet and Maier for many years. They have been with us through a variety of legal actions including trusts, real estate affairs and wills. In my association with Sweet and Maier they have always displayed the highest level of professionalism I have ever experienced.

John Scott Nason

“Are you in need of an Estate Plan? We strongly recommend the Sweet & Maier, SC firm to help you formulate that plan no matter how simple or complicated you envision it to be.” Allen & Dorothy Morrison, N768 County Rd. K, Sharon, WI 53585 “We are encouraged by their willingness to work with us to fashion the plan with our desires within the Legal frame work.”

Allen & Dorothy Morrison

Working with the Sweet & Maier team has been a pleasure. As one that likes to have my bases covered, they have been very understanding and helpful. They have taken the time to understand my needs, and then explain in laymen’s terms my options to achieve these needs. They are professional and willing to help with all my questions and needs.

Darin Bronson

Our experience with John Maier was professional, stress less, and outstanding.

Phil & Susan Hagenah.

“We have been doing business with John Maier for 33 years. He has helped us with all of our needs. It seems there is no project too big. My father originally wanted a piece of land to put his dealership on; he had to literally buy the farm. John helped get the land annexed into the City of Elkhorn and the project moving forward. He has put together Estate Planning for our family and has kept it current, including the transferring of business interest to the next generations. We do not know what we would do without John’s expertise and friendship.”

Mike Tasch
Tasch Chevrolet Buick GMC, Inc.

“John Maier provided a common sense approach to our issue, which I believe resolved the matter with the least amount of time charged. His knowledge of land use & zoning laws has earned him the respect of local officials. John Maier has always exhibited a keen sense of fair play for disputes and empathy for his clients’ circumstances. John Maier will take the time necessary to listen to his clients and act promptly to complete the usual time sensitive matter surrounding real estate transactions.