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.
In today’s rapidly changing market, you need an intellectual property team that will enhance and safeguard your competitive position. Our nationally recognized IP practice offers three key advantages: we know your business; we understand your technology; and we have the advocacy skills to help you develop, manage, and protect your intellectual assets.
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Michel manages the financial, operational, and administrative functions of the Intellectual Property practice group. Her role supports the firm’s strategic and operational goals. Michel draws on her years spent in public accounting to bring experience in improving processes, financial and profitability analysis, and realizing business objectives to her work for Michael Best.
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James assists clients with the federal and state income tax aspects of a variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, incorporation/organization events, and Code Section 1202 qualification issues. James also handles all aspects of tax transactions for public companies and closely held businesses, whether treated as a C corporation, S corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship for tax purposes. He also counsels businesses on new tax legislation and compliance and advises on corporate formation and governance matters.
Alex represents clients in a variety of litigation matters. His experience includes work in the areas of contracts, labor and employment, and tort under federal and state law, as well as cybersecurity and patent validity.
Luke focuses his practice on trademark and copyright law. Known for his close relationships with clients and the practical advice he offers on a wide range of complex matters, he assists in the acquisition, enforcement, use, and management of IP assets in the U.S. and worldwide.
Peter’s clients from both public and closely held businesses turn to him for sound strategic advice on a full spectrum of issues. He leverages his firm grasp of his clients’ needs with extensive legal and business experience to help clients develop – and implement – effective solutions. Peter has a broad range of experience in the general corporate and commercial contract areas and in the valuation, acquisition and sale of businesses.
Uttam is an accomplished attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, including over 20 years in key roles within the federal government. During his storied career, Uttam has served in high-profile positions at the White House, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, INTERPOL Washington, and the House of Representatives.
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