Thomas J. Nichols

Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
Milwaukee Wisconsin 53202

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Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.
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111 East Kilbourn Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
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About Thomas J. Nichols

Attorney Thomas J. Nichols is a shareholder with Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. law firm in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Nationally ranked as among the leading lawyers in the country, Mr. Nichols has more than 43 years of total legal experience, and he provides invaluable representation to a diverse range of clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Business and corporate law
  • Estate planning
  • Health care law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Securities law
  • Tax law

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Nichols has successfully represented thousands of clients, and he has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs and business owners with establishing their commercial enterprises with an eye on future success. Mr. Nichols is well-versed in tax law and business law, and he has deftly handled numerous high-stakes and complex transactions at both the state and federal levels.

As a business lawyer, Mr. Nichols delivers highly personalized counsel to his clients to help them make the best-informed decisions, and he regularly assists them with setting up the best type of entity for the company they want to start based on their specific needs and goals. He has also been part of a team charged with updating Wisconsin's tax reform and business entity statutes at the federal level.

A 1976 graduate of Marquette University, Mr. Nichols returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 1979. While there, he served as student articles editor of the Marquette Law Review. He also became a certified public accountant in 1983.

Mr. Nichols has earned an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and perennial recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. He has also received the Elijah Watts Sells Award along with many other accolades and endorsements from his peers.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Nichols is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation, where he served on the Committee on S Corporations; he also served as chair of the committee from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as director of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Business Law Section, chairman of its Partnerships Committee and member of both its Legislative and Business Law Committees.

He is also a member of the Milwaukee Bar Association, the American and Wisconsin Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Health Lawyers Association, among others.

*AV?, AV Preeminent?, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell? is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell? Peer Review Rating? fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

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