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.
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.
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 Barnhill is an experienced civil litigator and trial attorney who has represented clients in a wide variety of matters, including cases involving contractual breaches, torts (including fraud and negligence), misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, and employment issues (wage and hour, discrimination). Mike also defends class action suits and financial services companies in consumer litigation. Mike is licensed in both California and Utah and has represented extensively litigated cases in both states as well as many other states.
Ethan is an Associate who focuses on commercial litigation. He has experience in both trial and appellate courts. Ethan has assisted with numerous large-scale litigations, including antitrust, class action, and multi-district litigation.
*Not admitted in Utah
Sarah works with clients from varied family and financial backgrounds on estate planning, business succession, and trust and estate administration matters. The foundation of her practice is the strong relationship she forms with her clients. She has the ability to make estate planning techniques easy to understand and difficult or sensitive topics easier to discuss. Her clients trust her for confidentiality as well as sound advice.
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.
Iqan advises clients on corporate and transactional legal matters. He counsels businesses of all sizes, with a focus in the middle market.
Stuart maintains a diverse practice, including many long-standing client relationships. His primary focus is on mergers and acquisitions, business planning, and federal tax issues. Clients across multiple industries value Stuart’s knowledge and experience, as well as his responsiveness to their concerns.
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.
Brad counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance, forming and financing startup businesses and matters relating to the sale of cryptocurrencies and digital tokens. He has extensive experience in private placements and other private securities transactions, Rule 506 offerings, and corporate governance matters.
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