Professional Recognition

 

Firmwide Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

This guide names 88 Michael Best attorneys in 46 different legal practice areas nationwide. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Click here for press release.

BTI Consulting Group Most Recommended Law Firm 2021

Michael Best is included in the Most Recommended Law Firms 2021 list by BTI Consulting Group, which highlights the law firms most recommended by top legal decision-makers in more than 15 industries. Click here for press release. 

Best Law Firms 2021

Michael Best received a national Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2021, determined through client feedback and peer reviews. Click here for press release.  

BTI Client Service A-Team 2022

Clients named Michael Best as a leader in client service, communication, and investing in client relationships. Click here for press release

Chambers USA 2021

Chambers USA recognized Michael Best in ten practice areas—Labor & Employment, Natural Resources & Environment, Intellectual Property, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Compensation, Litigation-General Commercial, and Real Estate—and named 23 partners as leading lawyers in their fields. Chambers rankings are based on independent research and client interviews. Click here for press release.

BTI AFA Distinguished Firm

Michael Best was recognized among the top law firms best at developing and implementing alternative fee arrangements. Click here for press release.

BTI Legal Innovation + Technology Outlook 2019

Corporate counsel singled out Michael Best as a firm making strategic changes in client services to deliver a world-class client experience.

BTI Industry Power Rankings 2019

Clients named Michael Best to the Honor Roll of Recommended firms in High Tech, in the top 15 percent of all law firms. 

North Carolina Legal Elite 2022

Business NC magazine named five Michael Best attorneys among the North Carolina Legal Elite in Corporate, Real Estate, Labor & Employment, and Intellectual Property Law.

Utah Legal Elite 2021

Utah Business magazine named 10 Michael Best attorneys among the Utah Legal Elite, a listing of Utah’s top lawyers as voted by their peers, in Civil Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Labor & Employment, and Securities Law. Click here for press release.

 

Practice Recognition

Litigation

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Best’s Litigation practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2021, which says: "Robust group adept at handling an array of disputes, including antitrust, false advertising, construction, employment and product liability cases. Also recognized for its capabilities in class action suits and for its strengths in white-collar crime and government investigations. Additionally noted for its skills in mediation and arbitrations. Frequently sought after for its intellectual property expertise.”

Intellectual Property

Best Law Firms 2021

National Tier 1 ranking in the areas of Patent Law, Trademark Law, IP Litigation, and Patent Litigation in the 2021 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms.

World Trademark Review 2022

Michael Best’s Trademark practice is ranked in Illinois and Wisconsin, and five of our attorneys are listed, in the 2022 edition of World Trademark Review: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Best’s Intellectual Property practice group in Wisconsin has been ranked in a top band in Chambers USA for 14 consecutive years. Chambers says our “highly regarded” team is “experienced in both national and international IP matters. Offers proficiency across the spectrum of IP matters including patent and trademark prosecution, business strategy guidance and patent litigation. Has specific experience pertaining to the chemical and biotechnology sectors and the higher education industry. Also noted for its related expertise in advertising, and domain name and internet issues.”

IAM Patent 1000 2021

Michael Best’s Trademark practice is ranked in Illinois and Wisconsin, and five of our attorneys are listed, in the 2022 edition of World Trademark Review: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

IP Stars 2021

Eight Michael Best attorneys are named 2021 IP Stars by Managing IP magazine, and our firm is “highly recommended” for patent and trademark work.

Labor & Employment Relations

Best Law Firms 2021

National Tier 1 ranking in Employment Law – Management  in the 2021 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms.

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Best’s Labor & Employment Relations practice group was ranked in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA in Band 1 (the highest ranking available) in Wisconsin for the 15th consecutive year. Chambers says: “A market-leading department with a deep bench of experienced practitioners, skilled in a broad array of labor and employment matters, including employment disputes, employee benefits and immigration issues. Also regularly sought after for its counsel on labor-management relations and for its advice on unfair competition and trade secrets matters.”

Real Estate

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Best’s Real Estate practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2021, which says: “Sought-after practice servicing developers, public bodies and private companies. Excels in matters related to development, financing and construction for commercial, residential and hospitality projects. Additionally recognized for skill in land use and zoning and leasing.”

Midwest Real Estate News: Best of the Best 2019

Michael Best was named a top Real Estate Law Firm in this guide, which ranks leading firms in the Midwest that practice commercial real estate law.

Banking & Finance

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Best’s Banking & Financial Services practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2021, which says: "Renowned banking and financial services practice which takes in all manner of lending and financing transactions. Other areas of strength include distressed financing deals, regulatory compliance, New Market Tax Credits and tax incremental financing. Also regularly sought after for its expertise in creditors' rights matters, reorganizations and workouts. Additionally noted for its expertise in derivatives matters."

Corporate (Mergers & Acquisitions)

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Best’s Corporate & Transactional practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2021, which says: “Versatile M&A practice with a focus on middle-market matters. Possesses significant transactional experience, structuring deals and negotiating contracts for clients across a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, manufacturing, technology, energy and financial services. Also offers expertise on related tax structuring and planning matters.”

Environmental & Natural Resources

Chambers USA 2021

Michael Best’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group was ranked in Band 1 (the highest ranking available) in Chambers USA 2021, which says: "Expert counsel on environment and natural resources law for clients in the agriculture, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. Highly respected for its environmental litigation practice, as well as its expertise in compliance strategy and permitting. Represents a good choice of counsel on contaminated sites. Also frequently advises on air permitting matters."

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