About

You know why preventative care is important to your health—nutrition, exercise, regular medical care, and vaccines keep you well. We’re preventative care for your business. We find risks and issues before they spread and threaten your finances and relationships. We analyze and register your trademarks so you can send and not receive the cease and desist letter. We draft and negotiate the contracts, so your customers, partners, vendors, and landlord know where they stand and you do, too. We help work through disputes when they’re a molehill and avoid the mountain altogether. Sleep better (itself preventative care) knowing legal is covered. Plus, we’ll inspire and educate you along the way through our She Stands Tall events.

We believe businesses of all sizes are entitled to accessible and affordable legal services and our subscription-based and flat fee structure make that doable. Meet us in our Milwaukee office, at a local café or wine bar, or by phone or video conference. If your plate is too full to continue DIY business legal using Google searches, let’s talk. If you want a new approach to legal, making the process more pleasant and likely less expensive, let’s talk. If you want open collaboration and communication with your lawyer, let’s talk.

SMALL BUSINESS IS OUR JAM

Calling all entrepreneurs and business owners—makers, artists, podcasters, writers, designers, photographers, consultants, caterers, chefs, service providers, healthcare providers, digital marketers, and online retailers. Whether you sell online, work in an office, run a virtual firm, or own a brick-and-mortar store, we’re here for you.

 

FAR FROM OUR FIRST RODEO

Melnick & Melnick, S.C. began in 1994—when the World Wide Web launched, Friends was “Must See TV,” and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was born. In the more than 25 years since, we changed how we do things, using technology to make doing our work and communicating with our clients easier, less expensive, and more convenient.

We’re nimble, able to change our practice, and seize opportunities quickly. In 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved our office to the heart of Walker’s Point in downtown Milwaukee. We’d love to give you a tour of our new modern, urban, and semi-industrial space!

WHAT TO EXPECT

When you work with Melnick & Melnick, S.C., expect knowledgeable legal advice and frequent and open communication. We write contracts in plain English and make sure our advice makes sense, based on applicable law and the practical reality of your business. If we see something that could affect your business, a new case or statute or an article in The New York Times, we’ll let you know. Rolling around a new product name? Thinking of opening a second location? Struggling with staff working from home? We offer flat fees and monthly subscriptions so you can get legal advice when you need it, pre-blow up. We think you’ll want to talk with us.

  • Creative Problem Solving: We get to know our clients well. We’ll consider your goals, challenges, and accomplishments and similarly assess your obstacles from various angles. Understanding the complexities of your unique situation allows us to cooperatively develop a menu of tailored solutions.
  • Excellent Service: Trust is the basis of our client relationships. We will keep you informed and respond promptly to your telephone calls and questions. And we value teamwork—in our firm, with our clients, and with our clients’ advisors, including accountants and financial advisors.
  • Preventative Care: Knowing our clients well allows us to identify issues before they hinder business growth and to brainstorm cost-effective solutions. Avoiding disaster is significantly less costly—both financially and emotionally.

As a small business owner, being able to trust your legal counsel is incredibly important. Melnick and Melnick have had our backs since day one. They have been incredible advocates for me, my team, my business, and the local Milwaukee community as a whole. I always know they are looking out for us which allows me to focus on building my business and not stress over legal issues that may arise. Thank you so much for your help and guidance!

– Kiley Peters, Owner of Brainchild Studios, LLC

If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur seeking legal counsel you can trust,
contact us today.