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.
In today’s rapidly changing market, you need an intellectual property team that will enhance and safeguard your competitive position. Our nationally recognized IP practice offers three key advantages: we know your business; we understand your technology; and we have the advocacy skills to help you develop, manage, and protect your intellectual assets.
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Matthew assists early-stage and emerging companies and investors with navigating the unique legal and regulatory challenges within the fast-growing cannabis industry.
Trey counsels entrepreneurs, start-ups, and emerging companies on funding, formation, exit, and general corporate matters including contracts, transactions, and governance. He also assists venture capitalists and other investors with fund formation, fundraising, and due diligence for new investments.
Joe is a seasoned data use, privacy, and cybersecurity lawyer with more than 30 years of business and legal experience advising technology and healthcare companies and government entities. He helps clients identify their data privacy and cybersecurity risks and design, implement, and manage programs and policies that minimize those risks.
Kieran advises entrepreneurs on a range of business matters including formation and governance and helps them navigate the regulatory environment. He also prepares and negotiates contracts including employment, noncompete, confidentiality, vendor/supplier, and other agreements. He counsels businesses from a wide range of industries, with a particular focus in the areas of technology, finance, and cannabis.
Lance practices in the areas of commercial litigation, corporate, and real estate law. Lance also serves as a risk management advisor to private companies on corporate governance matters.
Shar is an attorney, business professional, and institutional investor. She helps connect businesses with fund advisory and related services to drive growth, performance, and value.
Richard “Rick” Ressler has dedicated his 30+ year legal career to developing his general counsel corporate and securities legal practice and providing excellent service to his clients and community. Rick offers clients a deeply educated, reasoned perspective and wide-ranging experience, having represented companies large and small, publicly traded and privately held. He has experience across industry sectors including consumer products, technology, transportation, and business accelerators.
Ed has a broad array of intellectual property legal experience, including patent and trademark preparation, prosecution, portfolio counseling, clearance, and enforcement; litigation and post-grant proceedings; and licensing agreements and technology transactions. He represents companies ranging from start-ups to publicly traded Fortune 500 companies. Having founded and successfully sold an innovative telecommunications company and patented several inventions himself, Ed brings a unique perspective to his IP practice.
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