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.
To prevail in litigation, clients need exceptional representation both inside and outside the courtroom. With more than 40 lawyers and other professionals, our seasoned Litigation practice group provides battle-tested service and representation for nearly any type of dispute.
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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.
Peter counsels businesses and organizations on dispute resolution and litigation matters, as well as litigation avoidance strategies.
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.
Nick focuses his patent procurement and portfolio management practice on mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies.
Tim provides strategic counsel on tax matters contested by the Internal Revenue Service, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and the taxing authorities of other state and local jurisdictions. Contested matters, for Fortune 1000 and other clients, include: federal income taxation of banks, insurance companies and manufacturers; multistate apportionment and allocation of income; transfer pricing among affiliated entities; and sales and use tax for retailers, manufacturers and construction contractors.
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