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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Scott is an experienced intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on software, electronics, internet, medical device, telecommunications, cloud computing, financial, and semiconductor technologies.
Clients across multiple industries turn to Michael to coordinate their more complex business transactions. They value his quick assessment of issues and their implications, as well as his creative yet effective solutions to the many issues that arise during the course of a transaction.Michael’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, buyout transactions, securities regulation, and venture capital investment transactions.
Joe has a strong track record in representing clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters. These include contract disputes, insolvency and collection matters, including foreclosures, replevin and bankruptcies, negligence and intentional tort actions including fraud and theft by contractor, permitting and regulatory matters before the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Department of Administration.
Tim acts as general counsel to many privately held businesses including family owned companies. Tim represents these companies in a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, real estate matters, and business formation, structuring and planning.
Clients turn to Michelle for her experience litigating commercial and intellectual property disputes, among other matters. Michelle also serves as a member of the firm’s Higher Education Industry Group, and the firm's Class Action/Multidistrict Litigation team. She tries cases in both federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels.
Known for giving practical and actionable legal advice, Adrienne counsels clients on the many complex aspects of privacy and data management matters. Her extensive background includes experience with issues relating to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as privacy programs and cyber security issues.
Colleagues and clients alike describe John as a creative and pragmatic litigator. As an advisor to corporate boards, CEO’s and presidents of publicly traded and privately held companies, John puts his law degree and Masters in Economics to work serving banks and insurance industry clients in a broad range of complex disputes.
Alec serves as primary outside counsel to national, regional, and community banks on interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, commodities, and other derivatives product lines, including documentation for customer transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance. In addition, he represents end-users on interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, commodities, and other derivatives transactions and compliance. Alec also practices in the areas of commercial lending, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
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