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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Louise focuses her practice on all aspects of brand protection including trademark, copyright, advertising, and Internet law. Louise manages global trademark portfolios and counsels clients on trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, and enforcement, including opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Alison is a Patent Agent who specializes in organic chemistry and general life sciences. She has particular experience in the areas of natural products synthesis, neurochemistry, small molecules, and pharmaceuticals. She assists with preparing and prosecuting patent applications for private companies, universities, and other clients.
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Businesses, owners, and boards of directors look to Scott as their outside general counsel to ensure legal compliance of their operations and initiatives. Scott also represents businesses and manages litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country in all areas of employment law.
Mike serves as a strategic counselor, appellate advocate, and motion and brief writer in complex commercial and criminal cases. Sophisticated business clients turn to Mike for strategic advice and drafting expertise, and he has proved instrumental in securing case dismissals, in defeating class certifications, and in preserving or reversing judgments on appeal. His efforts have consistently eliminated or substantially reduced clients’ financial exposure.
Jeff counsels clients on a wide range of business and intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright, advertising, and unfair competition. He assists clients in developing strategies to protect, exploit, and enforce their intellectual property rights and represents them against allegations of infringement.
Shane focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and other complex litigation involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, trade dress and licenses in a wide range of industries and technical fields in State and Federal courts across the country.
Carrie crafts practical solutions to complex problems without overlooking technical details – guiding employers through the development and implementation of talent, compensation, and benefits strategies designed to enhance top line growth while managing bottom line expenditures and compliance.
Bill provides strategic patent counsel to clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device areas. With a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and more than 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical research, he brings a wealth of scientific expertise to his patent prosecution, counseling, and opinion practice.
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