Weld Riley Announces Largest Expansion in Firm History; Creates a More Powerful Presence in Wisconsin

Weld Riley S.C. and the Wausau branch of Mallery & Zimmerman are joining together under the Weld Riley name benefiting their existing clients and offering more services for new clients. The combination of both firms will bring a team of 22 lawyers under one practice – Weld Riley. The Wausau office will be designated as an extension of Weld Riley with both locations benefiting from the combined support staff in each office.
“Over the years, I have been so impressed with Matt Mayer and the attorneys in the Mallery & Zimmerman Wausau office. This is a recruitment we have been working on now for almost a decade, and I am so happy to see our goal fulfilled. The added presence of the Wausau lawyers will assist in staffing a number of practice areas like Banking and Creditor Rights. Conversely, having a larger Wausau presence will assist us in responding to a surge of new Wausau-based clients,” commented Weld Riley President John Robert Behling.
Weld Riley first opened a Wausau office in 2017. With the addition of 16 more employees, Weld Riley will relocate and expand at the downtown office located at 500 Third Street, Suite 800, Wausau, WI 54403. By merging practice areas, Weld Riley will have a bigger Labor and Employment group and add additional support for Family Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation, and Estate Planning.
“We have discussed joining Weld Riley for quite a while and thought this was the perfect time to begin this new venture,” said Matt Mayer. “Everyone from the Wausau office will be included in this acquisition so our current clients will see the same faces at the same location, but enjoy the additional assets that Weld Riley brings to the table. This move enhances the quality and efficiency to make Weld Riley a one-house stop for any individual’s business or personal needs.”
Weld Riley, S.C. was founded in 1991. The firm consists of lawyers across four offices (Eau Claire, Menomonie, Wausau and Black River Falls) and offers a full range of legal services, including labor and employment, business law, estate planning, municipal law, mining and mineral rights, environmental law, banking and creditor rights, civil litigation, criminal defense, and family law.