February 20, 2014Press Release

Michael Best Partners Named BTI Client Service All-Stars

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP partners Robert J. Johannes and Thor Lundgren have been distinguished as BTI Client Service All-Stars for 2014. Johannes and Lundgren are among an elite group of 330 attorneys nationwide who have been identified through unprompted corporate counsel client feedback for providing superior legal services. BTI Client Service All Stars are nominated based on their achievements in the following areas: client focus, innovative thought leadership, exceptional understanding of their client’s business, excellent legal skills, outsized value and outstanding results.


Johannes is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing and counseling closely-held businesses. Johannes has extensive experience in valuing, structuring and financing business acquisitions, particularly leveraged buyouts, management buyouts and equity-sponsored investments. His background in these areas includes preparing clients for sale; choosing investment bankers and negotiating their associated engagement letter, structuring and negotiating transactions and their financing.


Lundgren is also a partner in Michael Best’s Transactional Practice Group. His practice concentrates on all aspects of corporate law, business transactions and finance, including domestic and foreign mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and debt and equity restructuring and financing under securities and banking laws. Lundgren regularly advises boards of directors of public and private companies on strategic and corporate governance matters and has conducted internal investigations throughout the world.

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