Gary L. Antoniewicz

Gary Antoniewicz

Attorney -  


Phone: 608.283.1759
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Gary practices business and dealership law including transactional, regulatory and business litigation issues. Gary’s clients include small and family-held businesses throughout Wisconsin. He strives to provide a full range of business services to meet his clients’ needs at a reasonable cost. These services include business planning, advising on day-to-day matters with employees and customers, buying and selling businesses, maintaining organizational structures, dealing with regulatory and governmental requirements, and dealership business litigation.

Gary has been practicing law for over 37 years. He has successfully litigated cases and has handled appeals in both the state and federal courts. Gary has also worked with a number of trade associations as their legal counsel, board advisor, and as an instructor at trade seminars on a variety of business matters. He is a frequent contributor on business issues to trade association newsletters and publications. Gary has spoken at legal education seminars and has been an instructor for the UW Law School, “Lawyering Skills Program.”

In 2014, Gary was the lead lawyer in two significant farm equipment dealership termination cases successfully obtaining verdicts for the dealers and both verdicts were upheld on appeal. 

  • “Best Lawyer” recognition in contracts law, Madison Magazine
  • “Special Person” award from YMCA for volunteer work
  • Seminar Presenter and Author of Seminar Publications: “Laws of Vehicle Sales;” “Credit Practices and Procedures;” “Buy-Here, Pay-Here in Wisconsin;” “Advanced Laws of Vehicle Sales;” “F&I Practices.” – Wis. Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Seminars
  • Convention Speaker for the Annual Legal Update: “Buying and Selling Dealerships,” “Secured Transactions,” “Structuring Equipment Business,” “Employment Regulation,” “Privacy and Customer Information.”
  • Author of, “A Dealer’s Guide to Wisconsin Law.” – Midwest Equipment Dealers Association (1982-present)
  • “Keeping Personal Information Private and Secure” – Southern Equipment Dealers Association regional convention
  • “The Impact of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on your Advertising and Promotions,” – Boardman & Clark (2008)
  • Numerous articles in trade association newsletters and publications on a wide variety of business issues
Community Involvement & BOard memberships
  • Madison Memorial Youth Spartan Basketball Program, Chair and Coordinator (1998-2002)
  • Tri-County Basketball League for middle regional middle school program, Board Member (1997-2002)
  • Youth athletic coaching: Basketball, Baseball and Soccer
  • UW Law Alumni Association, Program Volunteer
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Volunteer Programs: Lawyer’s Hotline; High School Mock Trial Program
  • Dane County Bar Association Volunteer: Law Day Presentations
  • Midwest Equipment Dealers Association, Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee, (1987-present)
  • Wisconsin Union Council, UW Madison, Chancellor’s alumni appointee (1983-1988)
professional Memberships
  • State Bar of Wisconsin and its Business Law Section
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • American Bar Association
  • B.A., Economics, 1973, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • M.S., Industrial Relations, 1974, West Virginia University 
  • J.D., Law, 1978, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Adjunct business law instructor for Lakeland College
  • Former research assistant for the Office of Research and Development at West Virginia University where he performed labor market research in rural Appalacia
Gary’s Hobbies & Interests
  • Outdoor activities including Great Lakes sailing, cross-country skiing, hunting and enjoying time at vacation home in Wisconsin’s northwoods
  • Attending UW events
  • Travel and reading with interests in history and politics
  • Political volunteer in local, state and national elections
Interesting Facts
  • In 2007, Gary sailed from Southern England to the Normandy coast in France on the anniversary of D-Day
  • Gary has skied 21 American Birkebeiner ski races and is a member of the Birch Leggings Club of 20 year finishers