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Max S. Meckstroth

Senior Counsel

Max S. Meckstroth

Senior Counsel

Max Meckstroth is a senior counsel in the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Construction, and Antitrust & Competition Practices. He is a devoted advocate who stands ready to pursue and defend his clients’ rights at all times. As an experienced litigator, Max prides himself on working closely with clients to understand their business objectives, identify and distill complex issues, and tackle disputes in a way that minimizes business disruption and financial uncertainty.

Max’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including sophisticated contract disputes, antitrust litigation, product liability actions, professional negligence cases, real estate litigation, and all facets of construction disputes and contracting. Max also has a robust creditors’ rights practice, frequently representing lenders and servicers in high profile commercial and residential foreclosure actions, as well as other insolvency, bankruptcy, and debt collection proceedings.

Before joining Foley, Max clerked in the legal department at UnitedHealth Group’s corporate headquarters in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Max gained valuable insights into the operations of one of the country’s largest corporations and he was instilled with a unique, client-oriented perspective to the practice of law—something he incorporates as trusted outside counsel for his clients today.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Alternative Dispute Resolution (2024)


  • Forum on Construction Law, American Bar Association
  • Thomas E. Fairchild American Inn of Court (2017-2021)
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, City Year Milwaukee

Presentations and Publications

  • “Understanding Indemnification: A Practical Approach” (Milwaukee, WI 2023)
  • “Construction Contract Training” (Milwaukee, WI 2023)
  • “Workouts: Traps for All Asset Classes & Unique Asset Class Concerns” (Dallas, TX 2023)
  • “Don’t Let Borrowers or Guarantors Turn the Tables: Assessing and Avoiding Lender Liability Claims” (Milwaukee, WI 2021)
  • Co-author, “Commercial and Consumer Transactions in Wisconsin,” Introduction to Letters of Credit, Chapter 5, Pinnacle, 3d ed. (2021)
  • Author, “The Case Against Self-Representation in Capital Proceedings,” 99 MINN. L. REV. 1935 (2015)
09 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Defeats Cert Petition for LSQ Funding Group in Avoidance Action

After years of litigation, Foley & Lardner LLP successfully represented LSQ Funding Group in opposing the petition of Douglas Mann, a Chapter 7 trustee, to the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari, marking a definitive end to Mann’s preference and fraudulent transfer claims against LSQ. The Supreme Court denied Mann’s petition on January 8, 2024.
07 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Milwaukee Brewers in Landmark $500M Stadium Financing Package

Foley congratulates its long-time client, the Milwaukee Brewers, on the successful passage of a landmark $500 million stadium financing packet that will keep the team in its home ballpark at American Family Field through 2050.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
18 November 2022 In the News

Foley Attorneys Author Guidance on Prompt Pay Act for Construction Executives

Foley & Lardner LLP Partners Lisa Glahn and Jeffrey Blease and Associate Max Meckstroth authored the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Construction project execs beware: Prompt Pay Act means business.”
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
26 July 2022 Article

Construction Project Executives Beware: The Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act Means Business

If you are an executive involved in a Massachusetts construction project, the routine pay applications you exchange in the ordinary course must now receive your utmost attention.