Richard Kottmeyer*

Senior Advisor

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


In his role as a Senior Advisor, Rich works closely with firm leadership to forge mutually beneficial relationships between Michael Best and business leaders around the globe. He leverages more than two decades of experience gained in his prior roles with companies including Accenture, IBM, KPMG, and FTI Consulting to identify synergistic partnering opportunities. Rich has deep experience in the heavily regulated food, beverage, and agriculture sector, having served as a valued consultant to governments, trade associations, private capital, sovereign funds, and major corporations across the industry.

His focus encompasses the following:

  • Expanding the footprint of Michael Best’s proprietary Best LuminEdge IP intelligence solution as an essential element of savvy transactional due diligence and competitive intelligence processes
  • Leading Michael Best’s integrated due diligence approach to ensure legal and consulting services flow together seamlessly for corporate and private capital clients
  • Spearheading growth initiatives across the firm’s VC/PE and technology transfer practices
  • Delivering valuable thought leadership on complex issues impacting the food, beverage, and agriculture sector

Rich is also a sought-after speaker, a Roundtable fellow with over 100 citations, and has been featured in countless mainstream and trade publications across more than a dozen subsectors of the agriculture, food, and food retail value chain.




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