Max N. Gruetzmacher

Max Gruetzmacher focuses his practice on securities and consumer fraud, representing large public pension funds, unions and other institutional investors in securities and consumer fraud class actions and shareholder derivative suits.


Max has represented numerous clients in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. He has substantial experience managing litigation discovery efforts and shaping e-discovery strategy, including drafting and negotiating sophisticated e-discovery protocols. Max is proficient in the use of predictive coding and other advanced analytic technologies and workflows.  

Previously, he served as a legal intern during law school for the Wisconsin State Public Defender, Appellate Division, where he aided in appellate criminal defense and handled legal research and appellate brief writing projects. 

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2008
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004


  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Charleston County Bar Association

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina


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Corporate Takeover Litigation

When directors and officers of a public company decide to undertake a corporate transaction such as a merger, acquisition or leveraged buyout, we work with company shareholders to help maximize share value and to avoid conflicts of interest and corporate waste, providing them with the information needed to cast an informed vote.

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