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.
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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Sachiko is an advisor who specializes in assisting the firm’s international clientele. She has a deep understanding of the Japanese business landscape, corporate interests, legal framework, and judicial system. Sachiko is a certified attorney in Japan and the state of New York, as well as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the U.S.
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As a Senior Public Affairs Associate for Michael Best Strategies, Ron helps organizations manage and elevate their public images.
Carolyn’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters. She represents a broad range of clients, from smaller companies to multinational organizations.
Cheryl represents financial institutions, energy companies, and commodity trading firms (including both end-users and swap dealers) on a variety of derivatives transactions, and drafts documentation for interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, commodities, and other derivatives product lines.
Alex’s clients look to him for help securing and protecting their patents related to electrical and electronic systems, embedded software, and communication systems. Alex started at Michael Best as a patent engineer in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. In this capacity, he assisted with drafting patent applications and formulating responses to actions from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and completed clearance and state of the art searches.
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