Thomas J. Nichols

Thomas J. Nichols


Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C.

Recognized since 2007

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Tax Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Tax Law
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Thomas J. Nichols is a shareholder at Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols S.C. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the course of his 40-plus-year career, he has represented a great number of businesses in many different industries, as well as participated in the drafting and development of business and tax statutes and policy at both the state and federal levels.Thomas is well versed in both business entity law (e.g., corporations, LLCs and partnerships) and tax law (e.g., S corp, C corp, partnership and other income tax, self-employment tax, estate tax), as well as other issues involved in the structuring of business ventures. In addition to his law practice, Thomas also serves as President of the firm.

Location

  • 111 East Kilbourn Avenue
    The Milwaukee Center, 19th Floor
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

Education

  • Marquette University, J.D. , graduated 1979
  • Marquette University, BA, graduated 1976

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Section of Taxation: Committee on S Corporations (1986 - Present), Chair (2008-2010)
  • American Health Lawyers Association - Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • Journal of Passthrough Taxation (CCH) - Board of Directors
  • Milwaukee Bar Association - Member
  • S Corporation Association - Chairman, Board of Advisors
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Business Law Section, Director (2002 - 2009, 2011- Present); Partnerships Committee, Chairman (2011 - Present); Legislative Committee (1997 - 2002); Business Law Committee (1995 - 1996)
  • The Group, Inc - Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Member
  • Wisconsin Taxation Committee - (1983 to Present), Chairman (1989 - 1991)

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Tax Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Tax Law, Milwaukee (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law

Awards:

  • Elijah Watts Sells Award Winner
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America (1997 - 2020)
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2009 - 2021)

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Attorney Tom Nichols Instrumental in New Legislation Lowering Wisconsin Pass-Through Business Taxes


Attorney Tom Nichols Instrumental in New Legislation Lowering Wisconsin Pass-Through Business Taxes

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Attorney Michael Cohen's U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit Oral Argument


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Land O’Lakes, Inc. v. Ratajczak

Going Into Business With a Partner


by Thomas J. Nichols

So you're thinking of going into business with somebody else? Maybe a friend or a family member. Or perhaps somebody who already is a business acquaintance. There are a couple things that you might want to consider as you think about going into a venture with a partner.

Going into Business

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