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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Patrick assists clients with a wide variety of tax and estate planning matters, focusing on achieving clients’ personal and business goals while preserving and transferring wealth for future generations.
Joseph focuses his law practice in the area of wealth planning for businesses, organizations, and individuals. He counsels clients on matters involving wills, trusts, estates, powers of attorney, and marital property agreements. Joseph also assists clients with tax planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, and other related considerations.
Karin oversees the financial and operational functions of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups. With extensive experience in project management, financial analysis, and strategy development and execution, Karin works with business leaders in support of the firm’s strategic and operational goals.
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James assists clients with the federal and state income tax aspects of a variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, incorporation/organization events, and Code Section 1202 qualification issues. James also handles all aspects of tax transactions for public companies and closely held businesses, whether treated as a C corporation, S corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship for tax purposes. He also counsels businesses on new tax legislation and compliance and advises on corporate formation and governance matters.
Joe is a senior level strategist with significant statewide experience leading organizations and public relations efforts. He advises companies, nonprofits, and professional associations on public affairs and strategic communications matters.
Jeremy assists Michael Best’s attorneys with U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution. He holds a degree in Computer Engineering, and he focuses on technologies including software, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, surveillance and security, and imaging, among others.
Chris focuses his practice on tax matters. He is experienced with tax compliance, tax planning, and tax controversy issues. He also counsels businesses on new tax legislation.
Bill connects business leaders with Michael Best professionals in support of building strategic partnerships which help businesses achieve their long- and short-term objectives.
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