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March 12, 2007Press Release

Michael Best Attorneys Honored for Role in Cheese Factory Turnaround

Madison, WI –  Attorneys Tim Crisp and Ann Smith, partners in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, have won the "2006 Large Transaction of the Year Award" issued by the Turnaround Management Association's Chicago/Midwest Chapter for their work on the sale of the Antigo Cheese Company of Antigo, Wis. and its subsidiary to Sartori Food Corporation of Plymouth, Wis.

Turnaround firm Harney Partners LLC, of suburban Chicago, also received an award for its work on the transaction.

Michael Best represented the Antigo Cheese Company in the sale which preserved the business and 180 jobs in July 2006.  Antigo Cheese was the country’s largest business-to-business supplier of domestic premium hard Italian cheese.

The co-recipient of the “2006 Large Transaction of the Year Award” is the United Airlines turnaround. 

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