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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Cheryl represents financial institutions, energy companies, and commodity trading firms (including both end-users and swap dealers) on a variety of derivatives transactions, and drafts documentation for interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, commodities, and other derivatives product lines.
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.
Clients rely on Ken to help them resolve complex intellectual property and commercial disputes. Drawing on a strong technical background, particularly in the electrical, mechanical and electro-mechanical arts, Ken has successfully litigated patent infringement cases throughout the United States. He has represented clients in all phases of patent litigation and trial preparation.
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Amber is a paralegal with more than 20 years of legal industry experience.
Victor represents clients in a broad scope of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. His experience in all facets of pre- and post-trial litigation encompasses pre-suit investigations and discovery, mediation, motion practice, and collecting on judgments.
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.
Denise is a paralegal in the Transactional Practice Group. She is the lead paralegal in the firm’s derivative group under the Banking and Financial department. Denise also has extensive experience in the fields of corporate law, estate planning, and real estate transactions including residential and commercial, in Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Patrick assists clients with a wide variety of tax and estate planning matters.
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.
Louise focuses her practice on trademark, trade dress and copyright law. She handles all aspects of trademark selection and protection, including domestic and international trademark clearance, prosecution, maintenance, licensing, due diligence and enforcement, including opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Louise also handles all aspects of trade dress and copyright prosecution, due diligence, and enforcement
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