Leaders of higher education institutions today face challenges and opportunities unlike anything their predecessors encountered. As student and faculty populations grow more diverse, the rules and values governing campus life are evolving and becoming more complex at a faster rate.
The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act fundamentally changed the process by which life sciences companies protect their inventions. U.S. patents are no longer awarded to the first to invent, but instead to the first to file. As a result, understanding the system and the standards for protecting intellectual property is as crucial today as understanding the science behind it.
Environmental & Natural Resources law is not only complex and constantly evolving, but also highly technical. Michael Best’s team of environmental lawyers understands not only the law and the science of environmental regulations, but also our clients’ business needs and how to help achieve them.
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As senior counsel, 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.
As senior counsel, Jenn provides guidance and support to startup and growth phase companies, as well as advice on a wide variety of employment and corporate matters.
Dan is an approachable, energetic, and trusted associate with a practice focusing on general business and other corporate matters. Dan counsels corporate clients of all sizes and brings a broad range of experience to his practice in corporate law, including corporate planning and formation, commercial contracting and negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital and angel fundraising.
Joel counsels start-up and growth phase companies regarding the development and protection of their intellectual property. With his background as a computer scientist, Joel is uniquely situated to provide strategic counsel in the intersecting realms of law and technology.
Brad counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance, forming and financing startup businesses and real estate matters. He has extensive experience in private placements and other private securities transactions, Rule 506 offerings, and corporate governance matters.
Paul draws on his extensive business experience as a successful serial venture capital-backed entrepreneur, investor, and angel investor to represent emerging technology and life sciences companies, and venture capital firms in financing and other strategic transactions and general corporate matters.
Michelle handles all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law, helping clients build and protect their IP portfolios while providing actionable advice on brand management. Her practice focuses primarily on clearance, prosecution, and enforcement matters. She has experience handling proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and coordinating foreign trademark enforcement and litigation for clients based in the U.S. and around the world.
Greg Lynch is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group and Energy Industry Group. He also is the Co-Founder of the firm’s Venture BestTM venture practice. His principal experience includes early-stage company formation, angel and venture capital financing, public and private placement of securities, stock option and equity incentive plans, and more.
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