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August 15, 2016 Press Release

81 Michael Best Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers In America 2017

MILWAUKEE (August 15, 2016) - Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is proud to announce that 81 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in 56 different areas of legal practice nationwide. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The list of attorneys is compiled by conducting in-depth peer-review surveys, in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Austin, TX

Arthur Gollwitzer III
Litigation - Intellectual Property

Chicago, IL

Jeffrey H. Brown
Advertising Law
Entertainment Law - Music

Luke W. DeMarte
Entertainment Law - Music

Daniel A. Kaufman
Employment Law - Management

Charles A. Laff
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent
Trademark Law

Brian P. Paul
Employment Law - Management

Larry L. Saret
Litigation - Patent
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Marshall J. Schmitt
Patent Law

Martin L. Stern
Patent Law

Michael A. Stiegel
Commercial Litigation

Barry W. Sufrin
Patent Law

Madison, WI

J. Donald Best
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent

Linda H. Bochert
Environmental Law

Amy O. Bruchs
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Matthew C. Carlson
Land Use and Zoning Law
Project Finance Law
Real Estate Law

David A. Crass
Environmental Law

Michael S. Green
Real Estate Law

David J. Hanson
Energy Law
Government Relations Practice
Health Care Law
Insurance Law

Jordan J. Hemaidan
Communications Law
Energy Law

Richard J. Langer
Trusts and Estates

Tod B. Linstroth
Corporate Law
Leveraged Buyouts and Private
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Venture Capital Law

Gregory J. Lynch
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Porter J. Martin
Energy Law

Todd E. Palmer
Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental

Hamang B. Patel
Tax Law

Ian A.J. Pitz
Commercial Litigation

John C. Scheller
Litigation – Patent

Ann Ustad Smith
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Sheila Boothby Stevens
Trusts and Estates

Teresa J. Welch
Biotechnology Law
Patent Law

Milwaukee, WI

Scott C. Beightol
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Paul E. Benson
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Peter L. Coffey
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

David W. Croysdale
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

John D. Finerty, Jr.
Commercial Litigation

Kelly M. Fortier
Immigration Law

Alexander P. Fraser
Corporate Law

Robert L. Gordon
Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Julie L. Gorens-Winston
Trusts and Estates

F. William Haberman
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Nancy Leary Haggerty
Real Estate Law

W. Charles Jackson
Banking and Finance Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Robert J. Johannes
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Amy Schmidt Jones
Employment Law – Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Daniel S. Jones
Patent Law

Bradley J. Kalscheur
Trusts and Estates

Jerome H. Kringel
Corporate Law
International Trade and Finance Law

Raymond R. Krueger
Environmental Law

David A. Krutz
Construction Law

Edward R. Lawson, Jr.
Patent Law

K. Thor Lundgren
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Jonathan H. Margolies
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law
Trademark Law    

Gordon K. Miller
Trusts and Estates

Thomas A. Miller
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law
Trademark Law

Robert W. Mulcahy
Labor Law – Management  

Thomas E. Obenberger
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law - Management

José A. Olivieri
Administrative / Regulatory Law
Education Law
Employment Law – Management
Immigration Law
Labor Law – Management

Joseph L. Olson
Commercial Litigation

J. Lewis Perlson
Trusts and Estates

David R. Price
Patent Law

Mitchell W. Quick    
Employment Law – Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Bret A. Roge
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tax Law

Eric H. Rumbaugh
Employment Law – Individuals
Employment Law – Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

Timothy G. Schally
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Robert A. Schnur
Litigation and Controversy – Tax
Tax Law

Thomas W. Scrivner
Employment Law – Management
International Arbitration – Commercial
International Arbitration – Governmental
Labor Law – Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment

David B. Smith
Patent Law

Charles P. Stevens
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Brent A. Stork
Commercial Finance Law

Robert A. Teper
Land Use and Zoning Law

Martin P. Tierney
Tax Law

Daniel J. Vaccaro
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Salt Lake City, UT

Stuart A. Fredman
Corporate Law

Brad R. Jacobsen
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Melinda A. Morgan
Litigation - Insurance

Lisa R. Petersen
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Employment Law - Management

Waukesha, WI

Steven R. Battenberg
Tax Law

Paul G. Hoffman
Land Use and Zoning Law
Real Estate Law

Kevin P. Moran
Litigation – Patent
Patent Law

Charles B. Palmer
Employment Law – Management
Labor Law – Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Mark S. Poker
Trusts and Estates

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