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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As a member of the firm’s Marketing and Business Development team, Lauren works closely with attorneys on client development efforts, service delivery, growth strategy, and operational excellence. She leverages a background in the start-up space and considerable experience working in business operations, including the areas of business planning, management, marketing strategy, financial analytics, recruiting, contract negotiations, and process automation.
Katie is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented companies and employers in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. She focuses her litigation practice in the areas of complex business disputes, employment disputes, local government law, and maritime law. Katie also counsels clients in transactional matters including business formation and estate planning.
Andy provides thoughtful, proactive counsel to help businesses and their owners solve problems and create value. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of corporate transactions and dispute resolution, serving as outside counsel to clients in a wide range of industry sectors including transportation, logistics, food and beverage, technology, construction, and maritime, among others.
Allyson manages all stages of major project life cycles, from initial vision to successful execution. She leverages strong business acumen, process improvement, communication, and leadership skills to keep projects on time and on budget and achieve optimal outcomes. Before joining Michael Best, Allyson was a Project Manager at Forrest Firm, a full-service law firm I North Carolina
Sylina manages administrative responsibilities and ensures seamless and efficient office operations across the firm’s North Carolina offices. Before joining Michael Best, Sylina was the Director of Human Resources and Finance for Forrest Firm, a full-service law firm. There, she oversaw accounting, finance, and HR operations.
Kay is a Paralegal in Michael Best’s Corporate practice. She assists the firm’s attorneys and clients with a variety of transactional and general business matters. Prior to joining Michael Best, Kay spent more than 30 years as a paralegal and executive assistant, most recently with Forrest Firm, a full-service North Carolina law firm.
Beth is a skilled litigator who serves healthcare providers, employers, corporations, and individuals, both in and out of the courtroom. Beth’s expertise is grounded in handling healthcare and business disputes, including matters arising from employment actions, corporate/shareholder disputes, contract disputes, debtor-creditor actions, commercial litigation, professional and medical malpractice actions, products liability, and appeals.
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