September 26, 2022

Volume XII, Number 269

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Businesses need more from a law firm than skilled advice and representation alone — they need a long-term strategic partner like Michael Best.

We’ve earned many loyal clients by understanding each one’s unique goals, opportunities, and challenges and by delivering results, year after year. Our focus is on your entire organization, not just on the legal matters we’re involved in. 

Michael Best is a full-service firm with more than 220 lawyers who provide our clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined our firm for generations. Our practice is broadly organized into the following areas, each with its own sub-practices:

  • Banking & Financial Services

  • Corporate & Transactional

  • Energy Law

  • Environmental & Natural Resources

  • Government Relations & Public Policy

  • Intellectual Property

  • Labor & Employment Relations

  • Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Tax

We serve regional, national, and international corporations, as well as municipalities, trade associations, nonprofits, family trusts, and individuals. Our clients range in size from small start-up ventures to global Fortune 500 companies, in many different industries. Michael Best has a long history of serving clients in the consumer and industrial products sectors. As those sectors evolve, our practice has grown to encompass a diverse range of technology and software clients.
Additionally, we have deep experience in a number of industries that are subject to unique regulatory schemes or rapidly changing market conditions, such as:

  • Agribusiness

  • Energy

  • Food & Beverage

  • Higher Education

  • Life Sciences

We work in collaborative, cross-practice teams that focus not only on legal and regulatory matters, but also on operational issues, market opportunities, and competitive advantage. We always strive to provide excellent service within a highly competitive cost structure, and clients consistently praise our responsiveness and value.

Contributing authors from Michael Best & Friedrich LLP:

Amy O. Bruchs, Labor Attorney, Michael Best Law Firm, employment litigator
Amy’s outstanding track record is built on successful outcomes in the full spectrum of labor, employment and business-related issues, in both litigation and non-litigation settings. As a...
joseph d. brydges attorney litigation michael best law firm banking financial services lawyer
Joe has a strong track record in representing clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters. These include: Contract disputes Insolvency and collection matters, including...
Carrie Byrnes, Michael Best Law Firm, Chicago, Labor and Employment Attorney
Carrie crafts practical solutions to complex problems without overlooking technical details –guiding employers through the development and implementation of talent, compensation, and...


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...
Thomas Miller, Michael Best Law Firm, Intellectual Property and Patent Attorney
Tom specializes in building large intellectual property portfolios that advance his clients’ business strategies, protect their investments in research and development, and enhance their...
Kerryann Haase Minton, Michael Best, structured personnel polices lawyer, workplace productivity attorney
Kerryann serves as a trusted advisor to companies seeking a pragmatic, solutions-oriented approach to employment matters. Clients value her depth of knowledge and unfaltering commitment to...
Kevin P. Moran, Intellectual Property attorney, Michael Best, manufacturing industry legal counsel,
Clients look to Kevin for strategic counsel on the protection of their intellectual property, including acquisition of, enforcement of, and defense against United States and international...
Vincent M. Morrone, Michael Best, Transaction Practice Attorney, Legislative Matters Lawyer
Vince represents clients involved in sophisticated transactions, including commercial lending; business planning and formation; and mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. A diverse group...
Lisa Mueller, Michael Best, Patent application Attorney, intellectual property lawyer,
Lisa provides strategic counsel on complex patent issues to clients in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemistry sectors. She brings an in-depth knowledge and...
Robert Mulcahy, Michael Best Law Firm, Private and Public Sector Labor and Employment Attorney
Rob is a skilled negotiator whose practice includes both public and private sector management labor and employment law. His work includes National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings,...


Martin Stern, Michael Best Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Marty Stern is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice group, as well as a past member of the firm’s Management Committee and a former Co-chair of the Intellectual Property practice...
Derek Stettner, Michael Best Law Firm, Intellectual Property Attorney
Derek brings more than 20 years of experience to his work in patent prosecution, portfolio management, intellectual property due diligence, and technology transfer and licensing matters....
Charles Stevens, Michael Best Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
A persuasive advocate, Charlie vigorously defends employers and benefit plans in courts and other forums. He excels at assessing and fixing problems that arise with employee benefit...
Evan Strassberg, Michael Best Law Firm, Life Sciences and Litigation Attorney
Evan Strassberg is a civil litigator who holds active licenses in both Utah and California. Evan has extensive experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including defense of...


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has been selected for a 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership award for their articles on International Intellectual Property Law. The attorney-authors at Michael Best detailed analysis of international IP issues, specifically in South America, provide NLR readers with important information on global trademark, patent, and copyright litigation and regulatory matters. 

Recent Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Contributions