July 24, 2016

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Phone: 414-271-6560

Founded in 1848, Michael Best has earned a reputation as a leading law firm. Approximately 220 attorneys serve clients at our offices in Milwaukee, WI, Madison, WI, Waukesha, WI, Manitowoc, WI, Chicago, IL, Washington, D.C., Salt Lake City, UT, and Austin, TX. Michael Best's rich tradition and long history is a testament to our ability to remain dynamic and responsive to the significant changes facing businesses over the past 168 years.  Since our inception, we have remained true to the firm's longstanding goal of delivering results for our clients.  That strong foundation continues to guide our work in the constantly evolving business environment facing our clients today.  Michael Best is able to draw from our extensive legal and business knowledge to anticipate and meet our clients' 21st century needs.

As a broad-based business law firm, we are ideally positioned to handle a wide range of business legal matters across our practice groups. From Intellectual Property, Employment Relations, Litigation and Transactional - covering wealth planning, tax, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and environmental, our legal practice groups are organized to respond to the most pressing issues facing companies today. We serve cutting-edge industries in technology, advanced manufacturing, and energy and banking and financial services.

Contributing authors from Michael Best & Friedrich LLP:

Kenneth M. Albridge III Michael Best Law Firm patent litigation
Member
Ken Albridge is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in the Madison office, where the primary focus of his practice is in the area of patent litigation. In addition to...
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Victor J. Allen, Michael Best, Commercial Torts Lawyer, Complex Disputes Attorney
Victor Allen is an attorney in our Litigation Practice Group. He has represented individuals and business entities in both state and federal court in litigation matters, including...
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Michael H. Altman, transactional lawyer, corporate mergers attorney, Milwaukee Law firm
Partner
Michael Altman is a partner in the Transactional Group. Mr. Altman’s practice focuses on all aspects of corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate and M&A transactions, securities...
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Luis Arroyo, Labor attorney, employment relations lawyer, Michael Best, Milwaukee Law firm
Member
Luis Arroyo is a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group, the Education Focus Group and the Trade Secret Protection and Non-competition Team. Mr. Arroyo represents...
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Rachel Bach, patent litigator, trademark lawyer, Intellectual Property Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm
Attorney
Rachel Bach is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, focusing on IP Litigation.  Ms. Bach focuses her practice primarily on representing clients in complex...
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Marie G. Bahoora, Michael Best, Wisconsin, Civil Litigation lawyer,
Marie G. Bahoora is an attorney in the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Prior to joining Michael Best, Ms. Bahoora worked in Madison as an intern for Justice Ann Walsh Bradley in the...
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Partner
Eric Barber is a partner who assists policyholders in navigating complicated and sensitive insurance issues. Eric has represented companies of all sizes and across a wide range of...
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Steven R. Battenberg, business and tax lawyer, Waukesha law firm, Michael best
Partner
Steve Battenberg is a partner in the firm’s Waukesha office, practicing principally in business and tax law. Mr. Battenberg’s practice includes federal, state and local business and tax...
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scott c. beightol, partner, labor and employment law, michael best law firm
Partner
Scott Beightol, a partner in the Milwaukee office, represents businesses in all aspects of employment and labor relations, with special emphasis in litigation of discrimination, noncompete...
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Paul E. Benson, product and tort liability litigator, michael best law firm
Partner
Paul Benson is Chair of the firm's Product and Tort Liability Litigation Focus Group and the previous Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Benson is the leader of the...
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Danielle M. Bergner, Michael Best, Real Estate Transactions Lawyer, Commercial Development Attorney
Partner
Danielle Bergner is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group in the Milwaukee office and Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group. Danielle is an experienced real estate...
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Member
Don Best is a trial lawyer and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Best has many years of experience handling complex, high profile IP cases for clients in a...
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intellectual property, litigator, Albert Bianchi, Michael Best, Madison law firm
Attorney
AJ Bianchi is an attorney in our Madison office and is a member of our Intellectual Property Practice Group, focusing on intellectual property litigation matters. Prior to joining Michael...
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linda h, bochert, partner, michael best law firm, environmental regulation
Partner
Linda Bochert has spent her career in the arena of environmental regulation.  Bringing her 17 years of experience as a state regulator, for 24 years she has continued to help our clients...
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matthew c. carlson, partner, real estate law, michael best friedrich, transactional attorney
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Matthew Carlson is a partner and a member of the firm’s Transactional Group and Land and Resources Practice Group. His primary practice is concentrated on commercial real estate, including...
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Anne Carroll, employment relations, attorney, Michael best, law firm
Attorney
Anne M. Carroll is a member of the Employment Relations Group in the Milwaukee Office. Prior to joining Michael Best, Ms. Carroll worked with Global Innovation and Strategy Center as an...
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alan c. cheslock, attorney, michael best and friedrich, intellectual property, patent engineer
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Alan Cheslock is an attorney in the Milwaukee office and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cheslock worked as an engineer for We...
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Paul Coble Michael Best Friedrich LLP intellectual property litigation, complex patent litigation
Attorney
Paul Coble is an attorney in the Chicago office and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Coble focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including...
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Holly E. Courtney, Employment Relations, Michael Best, Law Firm
Member
Holly Courtney is a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group, focusing on employment advising and litigation. Ms. Courtney’s practice includes defending employers in...
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intellectual property, Michael Best Law Firm, Patent Agent, Julie Cox, inventions, life science, pharmaceutical, biotechnology
Patent Agent
Julia Cox is a Patent Agent and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Madison office. Dr. Cox has an extensive background in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular...
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David A. Crass agribusiness law attorney Michael best Law Firm
Partner
David Crass’ practice sits squarely at the intersection of the food-water-energy “nexus.” The combination of Mr. Crass’ experience in the areas of environmental, regulatory, agricultural...
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David W. Croysdale, Michael Best Law Firm, Labor Employment Attorney
Attorney
David Croysdale has more than 40 years experience representing management in matters relating to labor relations, defense to employment claims, severance arrangements, non-compete issues...
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Michelle L. Dama, Attorney, Litigation, Michael Best Law Firm
Partner
Michelle Dama is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm's Class Action/MDL Team. Ms. Dama has represented clients in a wide variety of litigation...
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Luke W. DeMarte, Michael Best Law Firm, trademark, copyrigh,t entertainment law
Partner
Luke DeMarte is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group who focuses his practice in trademark, copyright and entertainment law. He also has experience in general commercial...
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Andrew Dufresne, intellectual property, attorney, Michael Best, law firm
Attorney
Andrew Dufresne is an attorney focusing his practice on intellectual property law. Dr. Dufresne has experience with patent prosecution, reexamination, and post-grant proceedings before the...
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Michelle M. Wagner Ebben Attorney Michael Best Friedrich
Associate
Michelle Wagner Ebben is an attorney in the Land & Resources Practice. Ms. Ebben represents clients in various commercial and residential real estate and development transactions,...
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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP's eBusiness/Information Technology Practice Group counsels clients on a full spectrum of legal needs related to new technologies and new ways of doing...
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Sarah N. Ehrhardt wealth planning attorney michael best law firm
Partner
Sarah Ehrhardt is a partner in the Wealth Planning Practice Group. Ms. Ehrhardt focuses on all aspects of estate and business succession planning, including the preparation and...
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Energy and infrastructure powers our economy. The firm’s Energy Team is a leading legal practice serving the entire energy industry. Our multi-disciplinary team possesses an industry-...
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Gilberto E. Espinoza, intellectual property law attorney michael best law firm
Partner
Gilberto Espinoza is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group, where he practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent litigation at both the trial and...
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Benjamin E. Evans, Michael Best Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Member
Benjamin Evans is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Evans’ experience is in patent prosecution, including preparing and filing utility and design applications...
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Edward J. Evans Intellectual Property attorney Practice michael best law firm
Partner
Ed Evans is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group.  Mr. Evans’ practice focuses on the prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications involving mechanical and...
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Cameron F. Field, transactional practice attorney, Michael Best, law firm
Attorney
Cameron Field is an attorney in the Transactional Group. He focuses his practice on advocating for clients navigating the state and federal regulatory process. He assists clients with water...
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John D. Finerty, Jr. Michael Best Law Firm
Partner
John D. Finerty, Jr. is an AV rated trial lawyer and a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He has extensive experience in complex litigation that involves specifically labor...
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Sarah Flotte labor employment law attorney michael best law firm
Attorney
Sarah Flotte is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group focusing on employment counseling and litigation. Sarah’s practice includes defending employers in...
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Kelly M. Fortier Michael Best Law Firm immigration
Partner
Kelly Fortier is a Partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Immigration and International Migration team. Her practice includes representation...
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Alexander P. Fraser Michael Best Law Firm business law
Partner
Alec Fraser is the past Chair of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Banking and Financial Services Industry Group. He serves as primary outside counsel to many national, regional and...
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Daniel J. Gawronski, Corporate Attorney, mergers, acquisition, Michael Best Law FIrm
Member
Daniel Gawronski is an attorney in the Madison office and is a member of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group and Venture Best ™ Team. His practice focuses on all aspects of corporate...
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Arthur Gollwitzer, Trial Attorney, Appeals, Patent, Copyright Lawyer, Trade Secret Litigation
Partner
Arthur Gollwitzer is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Gollwitzer combines trial and appellate experience gained as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York...
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Robert L. Gordon, Michael Best Law Firm, tax lawyer
Partner
Bob Gordon is a partner in the Tax Practice Group. His practice includes federal, state and local taxation, tax controversies, trial and appellate litigation, property taxation of...
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Government and Regulatory Law Group
Michael Best’s Government and Regulatory Law Group intimately understands the dynamics of the regulatory and legislative environments. We use that knowledge to guide effective participation...
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Katherine Goyert, employment, labor, attorney, Michael Best law firm
Member
Katherine L. Goyert is a member of the Employment Relations Group in the Chicago Office.  During law school, Ms. Goyert received the CALI Awards of Excellence (denoting highest grade) in...
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Denise Greathouse, member, Michael best law firm, labor and employment  law
Member
Denise Greathouse is an attorney practicing in our Wisconsin offices. As a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group, Ms. Greathouse represents management exclusively in a...
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Michael S. Green, Banking Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm
Partner
Michael Green is a partner in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Chair of the Firm’s Transactional Practice Group. Mr. Green is a member of the Firm’s Financial...
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Valerie Green, federal energy regulatory commission attorney, natural gas legal counsel, administration litigation, compliance investigation lawyer, construction law
Senior Counsel
Valerie L. Green is a Senior Counsel member of Michael Best’s Energy Industry Team. Ms. Green concentrates her practice on electric, natural gas, renewable energy, and other related energy...
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nancy leary haggerty land resources attorney michael best law firm
Partner
Nancy Haggerty is a partner in the Land & Resources Practice Group.  Her more than 30 years of experience covers a broad range of real estate law, including assisting clients in...
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Carrie A. Hall, Michael Best, Statutory Actions Lawyer, Deceptive Trade Practices Attorney
Partner
Carrie Hall is a partner in the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Hall focuses primarily on commercial litigation, statutory actions, and matters involving fraud, deceptive trade...
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David J. Hanson healthcare law attorney michael best law firm
Partner
Dave Hanson is a partner the firm’s Health Care and Business practices. Since joining Michael Best in 1981, Mr. Hanson has been actively engaged in a practice that emphasizes regulated...
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Gregory J. Hartwig, partner, Michael Best law firm, intellectual property lawyer, patent chair
Partner
Greg Hartwig is a partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.  He chairs Michael Best’s University Patent Practice. As a patent prosecutor, Mr. Hartwig makes it a priority...
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Gregory T. Helding, Intellectual Property Attorney, Michel Best Law Firm
Attorney
Greg Helding is an attorney in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Michael Best’s Milwaukee office. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Helding worked for 16 years in the...
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Jordan J. Hemaidan, partner, Michael Best Law Firm, energy, agriculture, construction lawyer
Partner
Jordan Hemaidan is a member of the Land and Resources group and the leader of the Energy Industry Group and partner who practices extensively in energy, agriculture and construction law. Mr...
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Kyle Hepner, Michael Best, Trademark Lawyer, USPTO Attorney, Patent Litigation
Attorney
Kyle Hepner is an attorney in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Law Group. Mr. Hepner focuses his practice on matters regarding patent and trademark law and represents clients in appeal...
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M. Rhett Holland, member, michael best law firm, wealth planning attorney
Member
Rhett Holland is a member of the firm's Transactional Practice Group focusing on wealth planning and general business matters. Mr. Holland’s wealth planning practice is primarily devoted to...
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katrina g. hull, member, trademark and copyright law, michael best law firm
Partner
Katrina Hull is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. Her practice focuses on trademark and copyright law, including enforcement, international and domestic...
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Rikki A. Hullinger Ph.D., Patent Scientist, Michael Best, Life Sciences Lawyer
Patent Scientist
Rikki Hullinger is a Patent Scientist in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a member of the Life Sciences and Chemical subgroup. Dr. Hullinger has a background in...
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Michael Best has a longstanding commitment to the pursuit, protection and management of our clients’ intellectual property rights. With more than 130 professionals, our Intellectual...
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w. charles jackson, michael best friedrich, financial institutions legal counsel, regulatory compliance lawyer, mergers acquisitions attorney, holding company formation law, capital market representation
Partner
Chuck Jackson heads the Firm’s Financial Institutions Focus Group. During his 40 years of practice, Mr. Jackson has devoted a major portion of his work to the representation of financial...
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Brian Jacobs, intellectual property attorney, Michael Best Friedrich, patent prosecutor, software technologies legal counsel, trademark copyright lawyer
Associate
Brian Jacobs is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and client counseling with respect to...
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Partner
Brad Jacobsen is a partner practicing in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group. He counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance, the formation...
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Angela James, Transactional Attorney, Michael Best Friedrich, environmental regulatory lawyer, power purchase agreement legal counsel, energy regulation law
Senior Counsel
Angela James is a Senior Counsel member of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. Ms. James has worked on matters related to water quality trading, TMDLs, air and water permitting,...
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Thomas Janczewski, Michael Best Friedrich, Food and Beverage Litigation, agribusiness legal counsel, perishable commodities lawyer, cost-share agreement attorney, products liability law
Partner
Thomas Janczewski is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a also member of the firm's Agribusiness, Food & Beverage Team.  Mr. Janczewski has represented agricultural...
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Robert Johannes, Michael Best Friedrich, transactional attorney, mergers and acquisitions lawyer, strategic buyer law, venture capital legal counsel, minority owners representation
Partner
Bob Johannes is a partner in the firm’s Transactional Group. Mr. Johannes concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing and counseling closely-held...
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Benjamin Johnson, employment defense litigation, michael best friedrich, employee discrimination lawyer, trade secret legal counsel, wage and hour attorney, retaliation law
Associate
Benjamin T. Johnson is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Relations Group. Mr. Johnson’s practice includes defending employers in federal, state, and administrative litigation.  He has...
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Amy Schmidt Jones, Labor compliance Attorney, Michael Best Friedrich, EEOC legal counsel, work-place investigations lawyer, employment-related dispute law
Partner
Amy Schmidt Jones is a partner and is Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group. Her practice includes representation of management in all aspects of employment and...
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Paul Jones, Michael Best Friedrich, Venture Best litigation practice, technology lawyer, life sciences attorney, high impact business legal counsel
Of Counsel
Paul Jones is Of Counsel to the Business Practice Group and Co-chair of the Venture BestTM team. His practice concentrates on representing emerging technology and life sciences companies in...
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Richard Kaiser, Michael Best Friedrich, intellectual property attorney, patent prosecution lawyer, inter partes review legal counsel, patents law
Partner
Richard Kaiser is a partner in our Intellectual Property Practice Group, focusing on patent prosecution for the mechanical arts and having extensive experience with both utility and design...
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Bradley Kalscheur, Michael Best Friedrich, wealth planning legal counsel, estate business succession attorney, partnership taxation lawyer, older generation tax law
Partner
Brad Kalscheur is a partner in the firm's Wealth Planning Services Group. Mr. Kalscheur’s practice includes all areas of estate and business succession planning, as well as the structuring...
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Benjamin Kaplan, Michael Best Friedrich, product liability litigation, class action defense attorney, petition for certiorari lawyer, commercial torts legal counsel, appellate law
Associate
Ben Kaplan is a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. He practices primarily in the areas of litigating commercial torts, product liability, and class...
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Aaron H. Kastens, Michael Best, complex commercial lawyer, arbitration proceedings attorney
Aaron Kastens is a partner in the firm’s litigation practice group and a member of the firm’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Group. Mr. Kastens has broad experience litigating complex...
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Daniel Kaufman, Michael Best Friedrich, trade secret protection attorney, higher education lawyer, business litigation, labor legal counsel, employee termination representation, privacy issue law
Partner
Dan Kaufman is a partner in the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group. He is Co-Chair of the Class Action/MDL Team and a member of the Higher Education Practice and Trade Secret...
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Patent Agent
Melissa Kolom is a patent agent in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group with nearly 15 years of legal experience. Ms. Kolom focuses her practice on the areas of biotechnology and...
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Laura Konkel, Michael Best Friedrich, intellectual property legal counsel, international clearance attorney, due diligence law, trademark trial representation, IDRP lawyer
Associate
Laura Konkel is a member of the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Ms. Konkel’s practice focuses on all aspects of ‎trademark selection and protection, including domestic and...
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Raymond Krueger, Michael Best Friedrich, environmental energy attorney, climate change legal counsel, negotiated settlements lawyer, solar projects law, solar-power technology representation
Partner
Ray Krueger has been a part of environmental law for 35 years. He practices with the Energy Group, which consists of environmental, real estate, construction and land use, as well as the...
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Jason Kunschke, Michael Best Friedrich, Fair Credit Report Act lawyer, labor relations attorney, EEOC legal counsel, employer compliance representation, compensation act law
Staff Attorney
Jason Kunschke is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group. Mr. Kunschke specializes in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and WARN notifications. Mr. Kunschke...
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The employer-employee relationship is an important and complex business relationship. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group is a national practice...
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Charles Laff, Michael Best Friedrich, intellectual property attorney, trademark litigation, oral argument counsel, copyright law, merchandising rights lawyer
Partner
Chuck Laff, a partner, has had a long and extensive career in representing clients in all phases of intellectual property law. Much of Mr. Laff's work relates to intellectual property...
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Daniel LaFrenz, Michael Best Friedrich, transactional attorney, diverse business tax law, tax-exempt entity formation lawyer, mergers acquisitions legal counsel
Associate
Daniel LaFrenz is an attorney in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group specializing in tax matters. His practice includes diverse business and tax law issues such as business formation...
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Michael Langer, Michael Best Friedrich, intellectual property attorney, chemical industry legal counsel, trade secret representation, life science technology lawyer
Associate
Michael Langer is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and is a member of the Life Sciences and Chemical Industry Group. He is adept at understanding his clients’...
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Elizabeth N. Larson, Michael Best, Employment Discrimination Lawyer, Affirmative Action Compliance Attorney
Elizabeth Larson is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group focusing on all areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination,...
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Molly Lawson, Michael Best Friedrich, Intellectual Property Attorney, patent agent lawyer, financial transaction legal counsel, joint development agreement lawyer
Associate
Molly Lawson is an attorney in the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group. In more than 10 years with Michael Best as a patent agent and as an attorney, Ms. Lawson has prosecuted...
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Jorge Leon, Michael Best Friedrich, employee benefits legal counsel, third-party recordkeepers attorney, ERISA lawyer, settlement litigation, fiduciary reporting issue law
Partner
Mr. Jorge M. Leon is a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits Group. Plan sponsors, plan administrators, plan fiduciaries and third-party recordkeepers seek his counsel on designing,...
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Litigation is a serious undertaking. To prevail, clients need exceptional representation inside and outside the courtroom. Michael Best & Friedrich LLP's Litigation Practice Group, with...
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Mark Lotito, Michael Best Friedrich, labor employment attorney, internal revenue code  lawyer, ERISA legal counsel, Affordable Care Act compliance law
Associate
Mark Lotito is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Practice Group with an emphasis on employee benefits law.  His experience includes dealing with plan compliance under the Internal...
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gregory j. lynch, member, michael best law firm
Member
Greg Lynch is the Chair of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group and a member of the Renewable Energy Industry Group. He also is the Co-Founder of the firm’s VentureBestSM venture...
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Caitlin Mac Nair, Michael Best, Patent Scientist, Intellectual Property Lawyer
Caitlin Mac Nair is a patent scientist in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a member of the Life Sciences and Chemical subgroup. Dr. Mac Nair has a background in cellular...
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Seth Mailhot, Michael Best Friedrich, FDA regulatory attorney, transactional administration lawyer, national organic program legal counsel, human services law
Partner
Seth Mailhot leads the FDA Regulatory practice and is a member of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group. Mr. Mailhot has worked on FDA-related matters for over 20 years, starting in...
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Miguel Manriquez, Michael Best Friedrich, labor relations attorney, employment negotiations legal counsel, sports licensing lawyer, marketing law, digital media representation
Associate
Miguel Manriquez is an attorney in the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations Practice Group. Labor and Employment Relations Law Mr. Manriquez assists clients with labor relations,...
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Legal, Business, Jonathan Margolies, Intellectual Property Partner, Michael Best Law FIrm
Partner
Jonathan H. Margolies, a partner practicing primarily in the area of intellectual property litigation, represents large commercial clients in patent cases, trademark cases, unfair...
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Brian Marstall, Michael Best Friedrich, intellectual property attorney, drafting freedom-to-operate legal counsel, manufacturing processes lawyer, mechanical design law, patent application representation
Associate
Brian Marstall is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. His practice includes preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent...
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Peter Martin, corporate business law, Michael Best Friedrich, mergers acquisitions lawyer, joint venture attorney, supply distributor agreement legal counsel
Partner
Porter Martin is the leader of the firm's Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He focuses his practice on business and corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. ...
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Roxane Maywalt is an attorney in the Transactional Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Energy Team. Ms. Maywalt advises clients on federal and state energy law and regulations,...
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Lori Meddings, trademark law, Michael Best Friedrich, intellectual property attorney, diversity inclusion legal counsel, consumer product compliance lawyer, copyright advertising representation
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Lori Meddings is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Ms. Meddings represents clients based in jurisdictions...
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Our people devote themselves to serving clients--by anticipating needs and quickly responding to the unique challenges of their businesses. We've always done business this way. And we...
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Thomas Miller, intellectual property rights enforcement, Michael Best Friedrich, financial services legal counsel, infringement validity attorney, property portfolio management lawyer
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Mr. Miller is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His practice focuses on the protection and enforcement of...
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Himani Nadgauda, Michael Best, Patent Engineering Lawyer, Life Sciences Attorney
Himani Nadgauda is a patent engineer in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences and Chemical subgroup. Ms. Nadgauda began with Michael Best as a...
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Plymouth D. Nelson, Michael Best, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Patent Litigation Attorney
Partner
Plymouth Nelson is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Nelson focuses on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in various industries involving consumer products...
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Aaron Nodolf, Michael Best Friedrich, Intellectual Property attorney, foreign patent lawyer, product licensing legal counsel, bio-mechanical technologies law, proprietary information representation
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Aaron Nodolf is a partner of the firm and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Nodolf’s practice encompasses the acquisition and enforcement of U.S. and foreign patents...
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Daniel O'Callaghan, Michael Best Friedrich, Land resources attorney, real estate development lawyer, property taxation legal counsel, zoning law, multifamily residence representation
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Dan O’Callaghan is a partner in the Land & Resources Group, focusing his practice in the areas of transactional real estate, real estate development, land use, property taxation, and...
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Thomas Obenberger, Michael Best Friedrich, labor compliance attorney, corporation legal counsel, workplace safety lawyer, policy review representation, discrimination law
Managing Partner
Tom Obenberger has served as the firm’s Managing Partner, as a member of its Management Committee, and as Chair of its Labor and Employment Practice Group.  Following graduation from...
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Jose Olivieri, Michael Best Friedrich, Fair Labor Standards Act attorney, employment-based immigration lawyer, citizen naturalization legal counsel, student discipline law, employee termination representation
Partner
José A. Olivieri is a partner and the founder and Co-Chair of our firm’s immigration law practice. Mr. Olivieri is also former Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Relations Practice...
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Joseph Olson, litigation trial attorney, Michael Best Friedrich, product liability defense lawyer, employee benefits law, complex commercial legal counsel
Partner
Joe Olson is a trial attorney and a partner in firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Olson practices primarily in the areas of constitutional law, class action defense, product liability...
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Charles Palmer, Michael Best Friedrich, advanced manufacturing attorney, labor employment lawyer, energy regulations legal counsel, pipeline safety law, independent contracts representation
Partner
Chuck Palmer is the Office Managing Partner of Michael Best’s Waukesha Office and part of the firm's Advanced Manufacturing and Energy teams. He also is a member of the Labor and Employment...
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Todd Palmer, Michael Best Friedrich, Energy environment lawyer, paper industry group attorney, clean air act legal counsel, petroleum refineries compliance law, commercial transporters representation
Partner
Todd Palmer is a partner and Chair of the firm’s Energy and Environmental Practice Group. He leads the Pulp and Paper Industry Group, and he is member of the Advanced Manufacturing and Non-...
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Hamang Patel, Michael Best Friedrich, complex transaction attorney, new market tax credit lawyer, corporate LLC legal counsel, dispositions of subsidiaries law, mergers representation
Partner
Hamang Patel is a partner practicing principally in tax and business law. Mr. Patel has extensive experience in federal, state and local tax issues arising from a broad range of complex...
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Brian Paul, Michael Best Friedrich, employment-related dispute attorney, breach of duty lawyer, employee discipline legal counsel, wage hour compliance law, discrimination claims representation
Partner
Brian Paul is an employment relations partner at Michael Best and Chair of the firm's Advanced Manufacturing Industry Team. Mr. Paul’s practice focuses on counseling and representing...
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Kirk Pelikan, Michael Best Friedrich, employment relations attorney, defined contribution plans law, HIPAA compliance lawyer, worker's compensation representation
Partner
Kirk Pelikan is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group. Mr. Pelikan has broad experience in assisting clients with both benefit and labor and employment...
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Lisa Petersen, Labor and Employment relations partner, commercial litigation attorney, Michael Best Law firm
Partner
Lisa Petersen is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group. With nearly 20 years of experience, Ms. Petersen’s practice focuses on all types of civil and...
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Jeffery Peterson, Michael Best Friedrich, intellectual property attorney, patent and trademark lawyer, copyright law, patentability analyses legal counsel
Partner
Jeff Peterson is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark and copyright law with...
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Mitchell Quick, Michael Best Friedrich, management labor attorney, wrongful discharge legal counsel, small manufacturing facility representation, employment compliance lawyer
Partner
Mitch Quick is a partner whose practice includes all aspects of management labor and employment law, with an emphasis on employment discrimination litigation, wrongful discharge, and wage...
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Melanie Reichenberger, Michael Best Friedrich, Intellectual Property attorney, patent dispute litigation, trade secrets legal counsel, pre-litigation analyses lawyer, trademark infringement law
Partner
Melanie Reichenberger is a Partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups, where she works with clients to develop strategies for resolving intellectual property...
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Anne M. Reynolds Ph.D., Michael Best, Chemistry Industry Lawyer, Patent Innovation Attorney
Patent Agent
Anne Reynolds is a Patent Agent and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Madison office. She has experience in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and focuses her...
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Farrah Rifelj, Michael Best Friedrich, employment relations attorney, labor contracts lawyer, non-competition agreement legal counsel, disability accommodation representation, employee compensation law
Partner
Farrah Rifelj serves as Deputy General Counsel for the firm and is a partner in the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group focusing on employment litigation.  Ms. Rifelj regularly...
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Steven Ritt, Michael Best Friedrich, complex transaction attorney, property management legal counsel, land use lawyer, zoning tax law
Partner
Steve Ritt is a partner practicing in the firm’s Milwaukee office, but also spends a significant amount of time in the Madison and Chicago offices on client matters. He has a broad-based...
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Kelly Rourke, Michael Best Friedrich, administrative law matters, occupational safety attorney, motions to reopen legal counsel, employment-based immigration lawyer, permanent labor certification representation
Associate
Kelly Rourke is an attorney in the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group and a member of the Immigration and International Migration Group. Her practice focuses on administrative...
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Eric Rumbaugh, Michael Best Friedrich, breach of contract legal counsel, unfair competition attorney, business-to-business dispute lawyer, independent contractors law, trade secret representation
Partner
Eric Rumbaugh is a partner and represents management in all areas of labor and employment law.  He represents management in employment matters in state and federal courts and in labor...
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Tanya Salman, Michael Best Friedrich, commercial contract disputes lawyer, real estate law, torts legal counsel, trademark attorney, litigation representation
Associate
Tanya Salman is an attorney in the Madison office and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Salman has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters in federal and state...
608-283-0122
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Managing Partner
Daniel Sanford is Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office and a is member of the Energy Team. Mr. Sanford has extensive experience in the electric and gas industry...
202-747-9561
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S. Edward Sarskas, Michael Best Friedrich, dispute resolution attorney, class action litigation lawyer, trade secrets legal counsel, trademark law, patent application representation
Partner
Ed Sarskas serves as a trusted advisor and counselor to business clients in various stages of the dispute resolution process. Ed takes a practical, calm and reasoned approach to helping...
414-223-2521
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John Scheller, Michael Best Friedrich, trial appellate attorney, intellectual property lawyer, complex commercial dispute legal counsel, environmental law, trade secret representation
Partner
John Scheller is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Scheller works hand-in-hand with a broad range of clients in resolving their...
608-283-2276
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Marshall J. Schmitt, Michael Best Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Partner
Marshall Schmitt is a partner in the Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Schmitt’s practice focuses on resolving disputes regarding scientific issues...
312-596-5828
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Thomas W. Scrivner Attorney Michael Best Friedrich LLP
Partner
Thomas W. Scrivner is a partner and the previous head of the employment relations practice area. His practice includes all aspects of labor law and employment litigation. Industries where...
414-225-4965
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Lee M. Seese, Litigator, Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm
Partner
Lee M. Seese is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group with substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, product liability, insurance recovery and construction matters. He...
414.223.2502
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Attorney
Joseph Serge is an attorney in the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group focusing his practice on IP Litigation matters. Mr. Serge began with Michael Best as a 2014 summer associate....
414-223-2532
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Senior Counsel
Jeff is senior counsel in the firm’s transactional practice group. EDUCATION University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor (J.D.), 1997, Chair, Environmental Law Forum Articles...
202.844.3807
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Ann Ustad Smith Attorney Michael Best Friedrich LLP
Partner
Ann Smith is chair of the firm’s Banking and Financial Services Industry Group. She practices in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation (primarily related to lending, fraud and...
608-283-2251
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Effective taxation work includes both comprehensive planning based on continually changing tax laws and resolution of tax controversies. Michael Best & Friedrich’s taxation team helps...
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Derek, Taylor, Michael Best, Milwaukee, Commercial Transactions, Real Estate, Licensing, Contracts Attorney,
Derek Taylor is a member of the Transactional Group and Land and Resources Group in the Milwaukee office. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions in real estate, real...
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Attorney
Heidi Thole is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Thole focuses her practice on trademark and internet-related matters, specifically with regard to ...
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Martin P. Tierney is a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Relations Group focusing on Employee Benefits. Mr. Tierney has worked extensively on designing and implementing stock and...
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Melissa M. Turczyn Attorney Michael Best Friedrich Law Firm
Partner
Melissa Turczyn is a partner and member of the Transactional Practice Group. Ms. Turczyn is Co-chair of the Venture Best ™ Team.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of corporate law, with...
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Zachary J Watters, Litigation Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm
Member
Zachary Watters is an attorney in the Firm's Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Watters has a broad range of litigation experience in both state and federal court including matters related to...
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Teresa Welch Ph. D. Michael Best Friedrich Law Firm
Partner
Dr. Teresa Welch is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and a member of the Life Sciences Industry Group.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of intellectual property,...
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Adam E. Witkov Michael Best Friedrich Law Firm
Associate
Adam Witkov is an attorney in the Firm's Litigation Practice Group and the Banking and Financial Services Industry Team. Mr. Witkov represents and counsels clients on a variety of complex...
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Charlene L. Yager, Patent Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm
Senior Counsel
Charlene Yager is a senior counsel member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Ms. Yager concentrates her practice on patent procurement and portfolio management in Life Sciences....
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Wei Yan, Michael Best, Intellectual Property Lawyer, Organic Chemistry Litigation, Biotechnology Attorney, FDA
Associate
Wei Yan is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group.  His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, including counseling clients on patentability...
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Sansun Yeh, Intellectual Property, PhD, Attorney, Michael Best Law FIrm
Member
Sansun Yeh is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Madison office. Dr. Yeh’s practice is focused on patent drafting and prosecution. She has also provided...
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Leah Hurtgen Ziemba Partner Michael Best and Friedrich
Associate
Leah Hurtgen Ziemba is a partner and Co-Chair of the Agribusiness, Food and Beverage Group. Ms. Ziemba is also a member of the firm’s Transactional Practice Group, Land and Resources and...
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