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.
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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Rich has built a strong track record in intellectual property law, advising innovators at all stages of the patent process, with a focus on mechanical technologies. specializing in all stages of the patenting process for mechanical arts and technologies. He helps clients build grow and manage patent portfolios, avoid or invalidate competitor patents, leverage their IP assets, and defend against infringement claims.
Brad’s practice includes all areas of estate and business succession planning. He serves as a trusted advisor to individuals, families, and companies seeking to cost-effectively structure or transfer businesses. Clients value Brad’s responsiveness, particularly his ability to help them understand complex property and tax law concepts.
Natalie is experienced in all aspects of patent prosecution, from advising clients on patentability and patent filing strategies to drafting design and utility patent applications in the United States and worldwide. A trained mechanical engineer, Natalie applies a deep technical understanding of the technologies behind her clients’ innovations to each engagement.
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Clients turn to Dan because he is an outstanding trusted advisor and litigator who handles cases (class actions, multi-plaintiff, and single plaintiff) and other matters involving myriad employment, higher education, and other issues. His clients include colleges and universities; businesses (from financial services to film studios); municipalities; and non-profit organizations.
Allison has nearly 20 years of experience as a paralegal. She assists with all aspects of litigation, from inception of a case to resolution, including trial.
Allyson manages all stages of major project life cycles, from initial vision to successful execution. She leverages strong business acumen, process improvement, communication, and leadership skills to keep projects on time and on budget and achieve optimal outcomes. Before joining Michael Best, Allyson was a Project Manager at Forrest Firm, a full-service law firm I North Carolina
Aaron identifies and assists innovative healthtech and wellness start-ups optimize their commercialization strategies to accelerate market adoption of their best-in-class products and services.
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