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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Mike has experience in all stages of litigation and has contributed to the successful resolution of a broad range of civil disputes. He has represented corporate and individual clients in commercial and business litigation involving contractual breaches, torts (including fraud and negligence), misappropriation of trade secrets, and discrimination.
Matthew assists clients in preparing and prosecuting patent applications. His practice is built on a background in mechanical engineering, with firsthand experience with the complexities of project design and building.
Clients rely on Rick’s deep understanding of the mediation, arbitration, litigation, and appellate processes. Rick has been the lead trial attorney on a variety of complex cases presented to juries, judges, and arbitrators. His practice predominately focuses on business disputes, lease/contract disputes, construction disputes, securities cases, and trade secret issues.
Josh advises clients in all realms of corporate law, including federal and state securities law compliance, the formation and financing of start-up businesses, and mergers and acquisitions.
Stacy is a paralegal in the firm’s Corporate & Transactional practice group. She has extensive experience with drafting and revising documents, assisting with business entity formation, and preparing SEC filings.
Prior to joining Michael Best, Stacy’s paralegal work included estate planning, probate, and corporate matters.
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Anne is experienced in all stages of litigation in both state and federal courts. Clients rely on her responsiveness and dedication in a wide variety of matters, including business litigation, labor and employment law, and securities litigation, as well as product liability, personal injury, and construction defect cases.
An administrator in the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Jillian is responsible for assisting in all aspects of U.S. and global patent prosecution. Her valued experience includes response to actions and letters issued by the U.S., Patent Cooperation Treaty and international patent offices, client intake, handling of information disclosure statements, and correspondence with international business associates.
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