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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Rose brings the strategic insights and perspective gained from her experience as a certified public accountant and registered tax return preparer to her focus on estate planning matters. Her focus includes: estate and trust administration; preparation of fiduciary, individual, death, partnership, private foundations and gift tax returns; and financial analysis and tax planning.
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Serene concentrates her patent practice on prosecution, clearance, and validity opinions for mechanical, electrical, and medical technologies. She represents clients spanning a range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, mining, healthcare, and nuclear technology.
Tanya is passionate about advising and advocating for her clients effectively. She methodically evaluates each case to determine how to resolve the litigation most efficiently and favorably for her clients, especially if and when it can be avoided.
Dan brings a wealth of experience in the electric and gas industries to his work at Michael Best. He represents the full range of industry enterprises, including electric transmission companies, natural gas pipelines, natural gas and electric distribution companies, and independent marketers.
A member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, Michael focuses primarily on the drafting and prosecution of patents in electrical and optical technologies. He has provided services to clients ranging from sole inventors to Fortune 500 corporations. Michael has particular experience in technology related to smartphone hardware, especially displays and image sensors.
Larry is a former co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice group. A strong litigator, he also prosecutes U.S. and international patents, trademark, and copyright applications and prepares IP licenses. Due to his extensive background in many areas of intellectual property law, including both transactional and litigation experience, Larry is highly qualified to achieve positive outcomes using innovative strategies.
Ed serves as a trusted advisor and counselor to business clients in various stages of the dispute resolution process. Taking a creative and practical approach, he helps clients evaluate and manage risk, execute strategic initiatives, and resolve disputes. His strategic perspective extends beyond the dispute to his client’s overall goals and mission. He recognizes that his success is measured by his client’s ultimate success in the marketplace.
Lydia brings a background in electrical engineering to her work in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patents. Her broad experience with patent prosecution, particularly in the wireless communications industry, helps clients to successfully strategize management of their patent portfolios.
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