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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Jonathan assists with the drafting, preparation, and prosecution of patent applications directed to electronic and biomedical innovations. He has experience with medical device, medical imaging, and medical instrument technologies as well as software, embedded systems, control systems, circuits, sensors, and a variety of other electronic technologies.
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Chuck is a go-to lawyer for complex cases involving OSHA, employment law, labor negotiations, independent contractor and joint employment matters. Clients rely on his years of experience in dealing with state and federal enforcement agencies to develop human resource, safety and environmental policies and practices that prevent problems and save them significant expense. Chuck has defended employers in more than 1,000 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation cases over the past 26 years.
For more than 30 years, Todd has helped numerous clients remain in compliance with all aspects of the complex and dynamic suite of environmental laws, with a particular focus on Clean Air Act regulation. His extensive knowledge of and experience includes obtaining environmental permits, planning future activities to minimize the expense of regulation, litigation involving all manner of environmental regulation, and the defense of allegations that a company may have violated environmental laws.
Mark is a member of Michael Best Strategies’ Business & Community Solutions team. He helps clients identify and pursue business development opportunities and implement operational excellence programs.
Andrew focuses his practice on matters related to U.S. and foreign patent protection for clients in the biomedical, electrical, and computer industries. He has an extensive background in research and development, with experience in medical image and signal processing, development and testing of medical devices, electronic control system design, bioinformatics, robotic automation for medical research laboratories, and computer software design.
Tanya Parent brings 17 years of intellectual property experience to her work for Michael Best. She is responsible for all facets of the preparation and filing of United States, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and international patent applications for a broad group of clients. She also coordinates with international associates to manage foreign patent filings and related matters.
Chris is known for steering clients through complex litigation – from trials to appeals, arbitration, or mediation – and providing effective, efficient results in federal and state jurisdictions throughout United States.
Matthew is an Associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice. He focuses on obtaining patent protection for mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies.
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