From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
To prevail in litigation, clients need exceptional representation both inside and outside the courtroom. With more than 40 lawyers and other professionals, our seasoned Litigation practice group provides battle-tested service and representation for nearly any type of dispute.
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Marie is an accomplished litigator who is committed to finding creative and practical solutions to the issues her clients face. She has experience in a broad range of complex business litigation matters, including commercial contract disputes, business torts, real estate matters, trademark infringement, and class action defense. She also has substantial property tax litigation experience at both the trial court and appellate levels.
Kevin provides clients in a wide range of technologies with strategic counsel in the areas of procurement and enforcement of their patent portfolios both in the United States and around the world.
Mike has experience in all stages of litigation and has contributed to the successful resolution of a broad range of civil disputes. He has represented corporate and individual clients in commercial and business litigation involving contractual breaches, torts (including fraud and negligence), misappropriation of trade secrets, and discrimination.
Kristi has a broad range of experience in both patents and trademarks, and is involved in all stages of U.S. and international patent/trademark filing, prosecution, and maintenance. Frequently serving as a key contact for clients, she handles a number of responsibilities including filing domestic and international patent applications, office action responses, and appeal briefs; preparing and filing domestic and international trademark applications; and more.
*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.
Businesses, owners, and boards of directors look to Scott as their outside general counsel to ensure legal compliance of their operations and initiatives. Scott also represents businesses and manages litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country in all areas of employment law.
For more than 25 years, Paul has specialized in product liability defense, class action defense, insurance litigation, and complex commercial litigation. He is particularly well known for his work in the class action and food and beverage sectors, where he is a nationally and locally recognized speaker and thought leader on product liability issues and regulatory trends.
Patrick navigates highly complex cases, providing his clients with services including trial and appellate advocacy, and pre-litigation dispute resolution.
Mike serves as a strategic counselor, appellate advocate, and motion and brief writer in complex commercial and criminal cases. Sophisticated business clients turn to Mike for strategic advice and drafting expertise, and he has proved instrumental in securing case dismissals, in defeating class certifications, and in preserving or reversing judgments on appeal. His efforts have consistently eliminated or substantially reduced clients’ financial exposure.
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