Professional Recognition

Firmwide Recognition

Chambers USA 2020

Chambers Award

Chambers USA recognized Michael Best in eight 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 19 partners as leading lawyers in their fields. Chambers rankings are based on independent research and client interviews. Click here for press release.

The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

The Best Lawyers in America 2021

This guide names 92 Michael Best attorneys in 46 different legal practice areas nationwide, ranking them among the top 5 percent of attorneys in the U.S.

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Best Law Firms 2020

Best Law Firms 2020

Michael Best received a national Tier 1 ranking in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2020, determined through client feedback and peer reviews. Click here for press release.

 

BTI Client Service A-Team 2020

BTI_A-TeamClients named Michael Best as an unparalleled leader in delivering exceptional levels of service in all aspects of the client experience. 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

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. Click here for press release.
 

 

BTI Industry Power Rankings 2019

BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017

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

 

Utah Legal Elite 2020

Utah Legal Elite 2020

Utah Business magazine named 12 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.
 

Clients Choice Award 2017

Clients Choice Award 2017

Five Michael Best attorneys received Lexology’s Client Choice Awards, recognizing law firms and partners around the world who provide exceptional client care and quality of service.
 

 

Practice Recognition

Litigation

 

Benchmark Litigation 2019

Six Michael Best litigation partners were recognized as Local Litigation Stars in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the only publication focusing on the U.S. litigation market. Click here for press release.
 

Chambers USA 2020

Chambers USA 2018 Lit
Michael Best’s Litigation practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2020, 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

 

Chambers USA 2020

Chambers USA 2018 for Intellectual Property
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.”
 

Best Law Firms 2020

Best Law Firms 2020

National Tier 1 ranking in the areas of Patent Law, Trademark Law, IP Litigation, and Patent Litigation in the 2020 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms.
 

IAM Patent 1000 2020

Michael Best’s Intellectual Property practice is ranked in a top band in Wisconsin, and five of our attorneys are listed, in the 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

IP Stars 2020

IP Stars 2019
Eight Michael Best attorneys are named 2020 IP Stars by Managing IP magazine, and our firm is “highly recommended” for patent and trademark work.

 

Juristat: Top 100 Patent Firms 2019

Juristat: Top 100 Patent Firms 2019

Michael Best was ranked on Juristat’s Top Patent Firms list. The annual ranking considers volume and performance using metrics such as total applications filed, allowance rate, and average time of allowance.

IPWatchdog: Top Patent Firms 2017

IPWatchdog: Top Patent Firms 2017
Michael Best was ranked 29th in IPWatchdog’s Top Patent Firms for 2017 list, up from 33rd the year prior. The ranking is based on the total number of U.S. utility patents issued in 2017, where the firm was listed on the front of the patent.

 

 

Labor & Employment Relations

 

Chambers USA 2020

Chambers USA 2018 Employment
Michael Best’s Labor & Employment Relations practice group was ranked in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA in Band 1 (the highest ranking available) in Wisconsin for the 14th 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 2020

Chambers USA 2018 for Intellectual Property
Michael Best’s Real Estate practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2020, 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

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 2020

Chambers USA 2018 Banking
Michael Best’s Banking & Financial Services practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2020, 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 2020 for Corporate

Chambers USA 2018
Michael Best’s Corporate & Transactional practice group was recognized in Chambers USA 2020, 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.”

 

 

Environment & Natural Resources

 

Chambers USA 2020

Chambers USA 2018 for Natural Resources
Michael Best’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice group was ranked in Band 1 (the highest ranking available) in Chambers USA 2020, 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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