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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

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 165+ 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.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1849 Number of Partners 136
Number of offices 5 Partner:associate ratio 2.10
Biggest office Milwaukee Percentage of women attorneys 15.50
Number of attorneys 196 Percentage of minority attorneys 2.90
Number of associates 65 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.90
Area of practice

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Alternative Energy & Sustainability
  • America Invents Act (AIA) Approach
  • Antitrust
  • Background Checks
  • Benefits and Employment Relations Issues
  • Borrower Financing Services
  • Brownfield Redevelopment Grants & Other Funding Sources
  • Business and Workforce Restructuring
  • Business Methods/Business Technology
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Certification Programs
  • Charitable Planning
  • Chemical
  • Clean Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Codes and Standards
  • Codes of Ethics
  • Commercial Finance and Lending
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Contract Negotiation and Preparation
  • Copyright
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Counseling
  • Counseling and Claim Avoidance
  • Covered Business Method Review (CBM)
  • Creating & Protecting Intellectual Property Assets
  • Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy
  • Derivatives
  • Distribution & Franchising
  • Docketing Department
  • Drug Testing
  • eBusiness Litigation
  • Elder Law and Long Term Care Disability Planning
  • Electrical and Computer Arts
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Benefits Litigation Mediation & Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Benefits Planning
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Employer Representation and Collective Bargaining
  • Employment in the Public Sector and Education
  • Employment Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution and Risk Management
  • Employment Policies Procedures and Practices
  • Employment Relationship - Contractual or At-Will and Alternative Relationships
  • Enforcement
  • Environmental and Safety Issues
  • Environmental Government Relations
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Equal Rights and Employment Discrimination
  • ERISA
  • Executive & Incentive Compensation
  • Executive Tax and Estate Planning Benefit Program
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Federal & State Regulatory Issues
  • Financial Institution Regulatory Law
  • Food Beverage & Agricultural Product Safety
  • Food Beverage & Agricultural Production Processing and Distribution
  • Global/Outside the U.S.
  • Governance
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Permitting
  • Group Legal Services
  • Health & Welfare Plans
  • Health Care and Benefits
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Health Law
  • HIPAA
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Immigration and International Migration
  • Immigration Law for Health Care Institutions
  • Industry Support: Land Labor & Financing
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Inter Partes Review (IPR)
  • International Business
  • International Trade Associations
  • International Trade Issues
  • Internet-Based eBusiness
  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Issues
  • Labor and Employment Relations
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Licensing/Tech Transfer
  • Life Sciences and Chemical
  • Management and Employee Training
  • Mechanical
  • Medical Device
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Michael Best Strategies
  • Molecular Biology
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Nonmetallic Mining
  • Not-For-Profit Taxation
  • Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
  • Other Post-Issuance Proceedings
  • Patent Post-Grant Practice
  • Patient Care Issues
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Political Action Committees
  • Pollution Control and Permitting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Post-Grant Review (PGR)
  • Privacy
  • Prosecution
  • Public Companies
  • Public Finance
  • Qualified Retirement Plans (QRPs)
  • Real Estate
  • Records Retention Policies
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Reorganization Financial Restructuring and Workouts
  • Securities
  • Software/IT Agreements
  • Soil and Groundwater Cleanups
  • Sustainable Practices
  • Sweepstakes Games & Contests
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Controversy/Litigation
  • Tax Planning
  • Taxation Law
  • Third Party Administrators (TPAs)
  • Third Party Subpoenas
  • Trade Association Litigation
  • Trademarks
  • Tradeshows Conventions and Meetings
  • Transactions
  • Unemployment Compensation and Worker's Compensation
  • Utility
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage Claim Defense
  • Workplace Harassment Policies and Investigations
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advertising & Promotions
  • Agribusiness Food & Beverage
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business
  • Class Action Collective Action and Multidistrict Litigation
  • Clean Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Commercial Finance and Lending
  • Communications
  • Condemnation
  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Derivatives
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • eBusiness
  • Employee Benefits
  • Energy
  • Entertainment Law
  • Environmental
  • Explosion and Fire Investigation
  • FDA Regulatory
  • Financial Institution Regulatory Law
  • Government
  • Government Investigations Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • HIPAA
  • Immigration and International Migration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International
  • Labor and Employment Relations
  • Land & Resources
  • Land Use
  • Life Sciences and Chemical
  • Litigation
  • Local Government
  • Michael Best Strategies
  • NCAA and Athletic Compliance
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Patent Post-Grant Practice
  • Patent Prosecution & Counseling
  • Products/Tort Liability
  • Project Development and Financing
  • Property Taxation
  • Public Finance
  • Pulp and Paper Industry
  • Real Estate
  • Reorganization Financial Restructuring and Workouts
  • Residential Development
  • Retail Development
  • Retail/Distribution Services
  • Securities Dispute Resolution & Litigation
  • Sweepstakes Games & Contests
  • Tax Assisted Development
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade Associations
  • Trade Secret Protection and Non-Competition
  • Trademarks
  • Utility
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage Claim Defense
  • Wealth Planning Services.
Awards and recognitions

Three Michael Best Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Client Choice Awards
Michael Best Partner Receives UPAF Award
Michael Best Attorney to Receive Honorable Pro Bono Award
Michael Best Attorneys Honored as Recipients of the Women in the Law Award
Bochert Receives 2008 Honorary Recognition Award from the University of Wisconsin College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)
Dave Crass to Speak at the 2008 Environmental Policy and Awards Conference
William F. White Selected to Receive the 2006 Wisconsin National Guard Association Recognition Award
John D. Wilson receives WCATY 2005 Volunteer of the Year Award
Billie Jean Smith Nominated for Engineers & Scientists of Milwaukee (ESM) Young Engineers Award

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Summer associate program

The Michael Best summer associate program is an eight-week, in depth look at what you can expect as a Michael Best attorney. You'll have people to meet, work to do, and places to explore.

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP LOCATIONS

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Headquarters

100 East Wisconsin Avenue ,
Suite 3300
Milwaukee, WI
53202-4108

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

595 Bethlehem Pike ,
Suite 221A
Montgomeryville, PA
18936

215-822-9101 phone
215-822-9140 fax

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

Two Riverwood Place ,
Suite 200 , N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI
53188-1174

262- 956-6560 phone
262- 956-6565 fax

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

1000 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI
54220

920-686-2800 phone
920-686-2810 fax

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

180 North Stetson Avenue ,
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL
60601

312-222-0800 phone
312-222-0818 fax

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