Anthony J. Menting

Partner
Partner
Legal Assistant
Shari Blanke
608-259-2611
sblanke@staffordlaw.com

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On the Job

Attorney Menting is a problem-solver.  Born into a family of nine, Tony began finding creative solutions to conflict at an early age, which has only matured with him through his education and career.  With an honor’s degree in mathematics, Tony is able to complete complex analyses regarding the multitude of issues present in divorce actions.

Tony routinely offers clients unique and thoughtful solutions to their unique concerns, tailored to the needs of their children or families.  Tony’s practice focuses on divorce, mediation, and estate planning.  He is extensively familiar with business valuations, property division, child support, maintenance, child custody, and child placement.  He also has experience with wills, revocable trusts, and powers of attorneys, as well as gift and marital property planning.  Lastly, Attorney Menting has experience with litigation in all areas of family, trust, and probate disputes.  Within this practice, Attorney Menting highlights the importance of children’s needs, practical solutions, and quality client experiences.

Tony offers his clients a thorough review of the law and the potential solutions to the problems they are facing.  He is direct and honest, yet respectful with his clients.  He recognizes that family matters are personal and emotions can complicate issues at hand.  Tony addresses client concerns with understanding while providing competent representation leading them to the best possible outcome.

Divorces are complex legal matters.  Tony has expertise in managing the even more complex tax and financial issues that arise during a divorce, including issues regarding valuations, the needs of business owners or their spouses who are divorcing, and structuring outcomes that minimize adverse tax or lending consequences.  In fact, Tony has spoken to numerous organizations in Wisconsin and throughout the country on various issues related to finances during and after a divorce, including the State Bar of Wisconsin, the American Bar Association, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Clients can expect a strong advocate when they hire Attorney Menting. He is approachable, interactive, and patient, while working adamantly in his clients’ best interest, whether it relates to finances, children, or a variety of business or other issues.  In a mediator’s role, Tony seeks to uphold civility and ensure an equitable outcome for the parties.

A father and a husband, Tony understands how family life functions on a day-to-day basis and seeks to assist his clients in finding the ideal solution for their families.  This, paired with his award-winning legal experience, is why Tony is a respected leader in the family law practice throughout Wisconsin.  Tony was selected by his peers as the 2020 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law and has received other recognition.  For more information about Attorney Menting, view his profiles on AvvoBest LawyersSuper LawyersAAML, and Lawers.com.

Education

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (B.S.)

Professional Recognition and Awards

Professional Memberships & Committees

Presentations

  • 2005 Annual Family Law Workshop – Pension/Retirement Valuations: Why Are They Different?
  • 2007 Annual Family Law Workshop – Business Valuation in Family Law
  • 2008 Annual Family Law Workshop – Legislative Update
  • 2008 State Bar Guardian ad Litem Training – Ethics
  • 2008 Waukesha County Bar Association – Ethics Update
  • 2009 AAML Annual Seminar – Bankruptcy Hot Tip
  • 2009 Leander J. Foley Matrimonial Inns of Court 2009 – Evidence Review (Medical and Business Records)
  • 2010 AAML Annual Seminar – Revisions to Health Insurance Requirements and Child Support Guideline
  • 2011 Annual Family Law Workshop – Public Pension Valuations
  • 2012 AAML Annual Seminar – Stock Options and Non-Qualified Benefits Hot Tip
  • 2012 American Bar Association Spring Seminar – If You Love Me, Put it in Writing
  • 2013 State Bar of Wisconsin – Daubert and Related Evidentiary Matters
  • 2014 American Bar Association Spring Leadership Workshop – Putting on Great Workshops for Bar Associations
  • 2014 State Bar of Wisconsin – Child Support, Maintenance, and Property Division Series
  • 2014 State Bar of Wisconsin – Alternate Business Valuation
  • 2015 American Bar Association Spring Seminar – I Stayed Home, Now Pay Up!
  • 2015 Divorce Cooperation Institute – Mediation Panel
  • 2017 State Bar of Wisconsin – Show Me the Money (Ethics Component)
  • 2018 Divorce Cooperation Institute – Depreciation Overview
  • 2018 AAML Fall Seminar – Court Commissioner Panel
  • 2019 AAML Spring Seminar – Malpractice Issues

Off the Job

Anthony is married to Stacy, a reading specialist for the Johnson Creek School District. They have three children. Anthony enjoys time away with his family, international travel, hiking, and going out to dinner with friends.

  • Favorite foods: Anything ethnic or spicy
  • Favorite artists: French Impressionists
  • Favorite music: Oldies (What my kids call it!)
  • Last place visited: London, England
  • Favorite getaway: Rustic cabin on a small lake in the Nicolet National Forest
  • Favorite book: The Godfather
  • Favorite movie: Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Would like to visit: Rome and Tuscany
  • Last book read: The Lost Symbol

Community Involvement

  • Oconomowoc High School Drama Mamas and Papas