Petrie & Stocking S.C.
Attorneys at Law
Milwaukee, WI


At Petrie & Stocking S.C., we are dedicated to providing legal services of the highest caliber in accord with our core values of integrity, professionalism, client service, and teamwork.  Our firm has represented individuals and business organizations in the metro Milwaukee area and throughout the state of Wisconsin since 1895, and we are proud of our ability to offer experienced advocates in many areas of the law.  Petrie & Stocking S.C. provides high quality legal representation in all of the following fields:


Bankruptcy Law
Bankruptcy is a set of Federal laws established to provide the “honest but unfortunate debtor” with an opportunity to get a financial fresh start. One of the hallmarks of the code is the Automatic Stay, which takes effect immediately upon filing and makes it illegal for your creditors to continue to harass you, disconnect your utilities, or garnish your wages. If you are struggling financially, don’t wait until it’s too late and don’t jeopardize your long term security.   Let us review your situation and your options.

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Business Law
Our firm assists clients with a wide variety of business law issues.  We primarily focus on problems unique to closely-held businesses, representing many individuals and businesses from start-up through merger, acquisition, and sale.

Business and Civil Litigation

We provide our clients with skilled representation in commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, insurance coverage issues and real property claims.  Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating matters at both the trial and appellate court levels in state and federal courts.

Collections and Creditors' Rights

Petrie & Stocking attorneys help clients collect stale accounts receivable with tried-and-true methods both inside and outside of litigation.  Our attorneys are also experienced in representing clients whose customers have filed for bankruptcy protection.

Estate Planning
From the drafting of simple wills and powers of attorney to the creation, funding, and administration of complex trusts, our estate planners have the expertise to provide clients with documents specifically tailored to meet their unique needs.

Guardianship
We help clients navigate the often complicated process of obtaining legal guardianship for incapacitated individuals.  Alternatives to guardianship, such as powers of attorney, are also explored.

Labor and Employment Law
We represent both employers and employees in all aspects of labor and employment law, and we offer an experienced team in all employment, labor, and contract disputes.

Landlord - Tenant Law
We represent landlords and management companies with all aspects of the residential and commercial landlord-tenant relationship, including the drafting of rental documents, evictions, and collections.

 

Maritime Law / Admiralty
Maritime law, also known as Admiralty, essentially relates to anything that happens upon the navigable waterways of the United States and/or the high seas.  Our attorneys can assist you in this unique area of law.

Nonprofit Organizations
We value those who give back to the community.  Our attorneys assist nonprofit organizations in all areas, including formation, governance, and the application for and maintenance of tax-exempt status.

Personal Injury Law
With years of experience in representing clients who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own, our attorneys negotiate with insurance companies and provide skilled courtroom representation in order to ensure that our clients are compensated for their injuries.

Probate and Trust Administration
Dedicated to the efficient transfer of assets at death, we work closely with personal representatives and trustees to administer probate estates and all types of trusts in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Real Estate Law

We handle all areas of real estate practice for our clients, from basic residential real estate transactions to complex land acquisition and financing matters, property development, lease drafting, and lease negotiations.

Special Needs Planning
Our experienced, compassionate attorneys work with families to establish special needs trusts that will protect future inheritances for their loved ones with disabilities.

Traffic Law
We assist clients with resolving any traffic violations that they may receive.  Our attorneys also help clients obtain reinstatement of their driving privileges if they have been suspended or revoked for any reason.


Petrie & Stocking S.C. offers the unique combination of a law firm large and diverse enough to meet your most sophisticated legal needs but small enough to offer you direct access to attorneys at affordable hourly rates. Let us put our expertise to work for you.  Contact us today.