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.
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.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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Eric is known for his extensive experience in energy, water, and environmental matters, particularly the regulation of utilities at both the state and federal levels. He helps clients with regulatory filings and issues before state public utility commissions, local utility districts, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs).
Trey counsels entrepreneurs, start-ups, and emerging companies on funding, formation, exit, and general corporate matters including contracts, transactions, and governance. He also assists venture capitalists and other investors with fundraising and due diligence for new investments.
As a partner with Michael Best Strategies, Anne’s work involves providing strategic planning, policy advice, and representational services to major corporations on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues in the financial services industry, tax and trade, health care, infrastructure, and budget policy areas.
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Bill provides strategic patent counsel to clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device areas. With a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical research, he brings a wealth of scientific expertise to his patent prosecution, counseling, and opinion practice.
Eliana prepares patent documents for submission to the United States Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of a diverse group of clients.
Jacob applies a strong background in mechanical engineering to assist in the prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications. He has prepared applications for a variety of mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies, including underground and surface mining machines, power tools, manufacturing processes, solar panel mounting systems, theater equipment, agricultural machinery, commercial printing and binding equipment, roller bearings, and commercial refrigeration systems.
Karin oversees the financial and operational functions of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups. With extensive experience in project management, financial analysis, and strategy development and execution, Karin works with business leaders in support of the firm’s strategic and operational goals.
Brad has spent more than 20 years in client advocacy and government roles, and brings his considerable expertise and deep network of connections to his role as a Senior Advisor for Michael Best Strategies.
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