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.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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Kate assists clients with corporate, transactional, and general business issues. She works with companies in a wide variety of industries, with a particular focus in the agribusiness sector.
Kaitlyn represents clients regarding their corporate and transactional matters. She is experienced in assisting companies ranging from start-ups to major corporations.
Thomas is a trademark attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on the acquisition, enforcement, and litigation of intellectual property rights, particularly related to trademarks and copyrights, both domestically and internationally.
Stephen focuses his practice on corporate and transactional law as well as commercial litigation. He advises clients ranging from entrepreneurs to large corporations across industries, including consumer products, technology, marketing and advertising, and manufacturing. Stephen is a dedicated business partner who spends time getting to know his clients and understanding their unique goals and legal concerns before developing innovative solutions to achieve their objectives.
Travis advises entrepreneurs and businesses on legal strategies to further their organizational goals. He practices principally in the area of corporate law, counseling clients on a variety of transactional matters, from business formations to mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as outside general counsel to a number of small and mid-sized businesses.
Victor represents clients in a broad scope of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. His experience encompasses pre-suit investigations, motion practice, discovery, mediation, trial work, and collecting on judgments.
Lucia is an experienced government relations professional with more than 10 years of experience effectively advocating for her clients on Capitol Hill. She helps clients develop and execute short- and long-term policy strategies to achieve their business objectives. Lucia’s areas of expertise include homeland security, defense, transportation, tax, immigration, workforce, education, healthcare, economic development, and appropriations.
*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.
In her role with Michael Best, Sarah drives growth and transformation with the use of existing and emerging technologies and innovative process improvements across the enterprise.
Scott is an experienced intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on software, electronics, internet, medical device, telecommunications, cloud computing, financial, and semiconductor technologies.
Clients across multiple industries turn to Michael to coordinate their more complex business transactions. They value his quick assessment of issues and their implications, as well as his creative yet effective solutions to the many issues that arise during the course of a transaction.Michael’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, buyout transactions, securities regulation, and venture capital investment transactions.
Jodi assists in all aspects of United States and international patent and trademark prosecution, including filing patent applications for submission on behalf of a broad array of clients to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and international patent offices. Jodi regularly responds to actions and letters issued by the USPTO and international patent offices. She is responsible for preparing assignments and declarations, and priority documents.
Alex is a Principal with Michael Best Strategies. He helps clients build strategic relationships with policy makers in order to influence favorable outcomes.
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