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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Julia provides clients with guidance on a variety of labor and employment matters. Her experience includes work related with employee benefits, transgender rights, and FLSA overtime regulations. She also assists with navigating FMLA, ADA, and HIPAA matters.
As Managing Director, Tory manages Michael Best’s operations led by Reince Priebus, President and Chief Strategist. In her role, Tory coordinates client initiatives on Priebus’ behalf and supervises operations within the office of the President and Chief Strategist. She is also responsible for organizing inter-firm activities between Michael Best and Strategies.
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Phil has more than 20 years of experience assisting individuals with estate, wealth, and business succession planning and helping businesses with corporate and real estate matters.
As an estate planner, Phil knows that transferring wealth effectively requires the preservation of family relationship. When advising clients and their families, he devotes significant time to communicating with members of each generation. He strives to develop practical plans that carry out his clients’ wishes and minimize taxes, while also providing the flexibility needed to address unforeseen circumstances.
Rob helps clients grow their businesses by identifying strategic opportunities and designing and implementing programs that achieve their goals. His work comprises a full range of services related to public policy strategy, including government relations, lobbying, strategic planning, and public relations. As Director of the Wisconsin office, Rob also manages the day-to-day operations of Michael Best Strategies, and assists its president in developing short- and long-term plans for client growth.
Jon is a persuasive and effective advocate for large commercial clients seeking to protect their intellectual property assets. His outstanding track record is built on successful outcomes in high-profile litigation related to patents directed at a wide range of technologies. Jon’s common sense and diligent attention to client goals have proven a winning combination in dozens of trademark, unfair competition and trade libel cases across the United States.
With a background in mechanical engineering, Kate handles patent preparation and prosecution for U.S. and international clients. While earning her degree, Kate completed Michael Best’s patent engineering internship program.
Brian’s practice is dedicated to obtaining robust patent protection for his clients’ innovation and developing strategies to minimize their patent infringement risk. Brian has significant experience counseling clients with respect to a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patentability, clearance, and invalidity of utility and design patents.
Clients benefit from Kevin’s strong background navigating a variety of commercial real estate and real estate finance transactions.
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