October 4, 2023Press Release

Michael Best Combines with Healthcare Law Firm Trifecta General Counsel

Michael Best is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s healthcare practice with the addition of Trifecta General Counsel law firm. The group joining Michael Best includes Managing Partners Andrew Briggs and Michael Evens, who will join as partners, along with Christopher Popp and Thomas Seelen joining as healthcare services attorneys.

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Founded in Madison, Wisconsin in 2017, Trifecta has successfully served clients with health technology law matters, focusing on contract negotiation, technology licensing, digital health technology, and TCPA and HIPAA compliance. Outside of traditional legal counsel, the group also works with clients, particularly emerging businesses, on business advisory services related to SaaS platforms and sales strategy.

“The Trifecta team’s experience, coupled with both the law firm’s healthcare capabilities as well as Michael Best Strategies’ Healthcare Innovation Group, offers our clients a full range of strategic services– particularly in the health tech space—to address opportunities and challenges in the healthcare industry,” said David Krutz, Firm Managing Partner of Michael Best. “We’re excited to welcome these talented attorneys that have built a strong reputation in the health tech space.”

Trifecta has been uniquely successful by creating a fixed, monthly subscription model to better service their clients. This non-traditional business platform has allowed the Trifecta team to collaborate with their clients as a valued partner with an understanding of industry operations and by eliminating concerns with hourly rates and sometimes vague project budgets. This is an offering which will continue with Michael Best.

“The firm’s priority in expanding its work in the healthcare industry, combined with the growth and all-encompassing talent of the Michael Best family of companies, will allow our team to increase our offerings to our clients,” said Briggs. “We’re looking forward to joining the firm and working together to meet the evolving needs of healthcare companies alongside such a dynamic group of attorneys and professionals.”

The acquisition serves as another notable milestone in the firm’s strategic plan to diversify its offerings to clients, further positioning Michael Best to prioritize the focus on client service with highly skilled lawyers and professionals.

About the Attorneys

Andrew G. Briggs specializes in counseling health and health technology companies with a focus on data privacy and security and compliance. His clients include health tech startups to Fortune 500 businesses, as well as healthcare systems, insurers, and telehealth companies across the U.S. Prior to helping to grow Trifecta, Briggs worked at an innovative healthcare software company where he led enterprise compliance efforts. He received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.A. from Knox College.

Michael J. Evens advises clients on a wide range of matters including contract negotiation, compliance, sales, operations and product management, to help accelerate the growth of health tech companies. Before his time at Trifecta, Evens served as the Director of Sales Operations and Compliance at a technology-enabled engagement solutions provider. He received his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities.

Christopher L. Popp counsels clients on complex contract and transaction law matters. With more than a decade of experience, Popp comes with a wide array of experience including previously working in-house for two large health tech providers. He earned his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to law school Chris was in the United States Marine Corps, serving two combat tours in Iraq.

Thomas S. Seelen focuses his practice on reviewing information technology contracts, professional services agreements, business associate agreements and statements of work. Before joining the Trifecta team, Seelen worked at a healthcare company. He earned his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and his B.S., magna cum laude, from Capella University. Additionally, Seelen has served as a member of the United States Army Reserves since 2013.

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