Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Address: 100 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 3300
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4108
Phone: (414) 271-6560
Fax: (414) 277-0656
Web site: http://www.michaelbest.com

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has served clients in the Milwaukee area for more than 150 years. Today, more than 160 attorneys work from our two offices in the greater Milwaukee area - in downtown and Waukesha.

The downtown Milwaukee office is the firm's largest, serving the broad legal needs of a diverse client base within and beyond Wisconsin. Our clients range from individuals, families and one-person start-up ventures, to Fortune 500 companies. We guide manufacturers, banks, non-profits, educational institutions, and hospitals and health care entities in a wide range of business transactions and litigation, intellectual property and real estate matters and many other critical issues. Though we are based in the Midwest, our practice is national and international in scope.

Through volunteer activity and sponsorship, the firm is an active and enthusiastic supporter of community organizations and charitable entities. Organizations such as the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the United Performing Arts Fund have specifically praised efforts by Michael Best.

Michael Best is the exclusive law firm sponsor for Project Ripple Effect, a community-wide effort to improve life in the Milwaukee area by promoting volunteerism and philanthropy.

Supporting the arts has long been a priority of the firm. Attorneys at Michael Best serve in prominent board positions in Milwaukee's performing arts and visual arts organizations. Several Michael Best partners helped lead the effort to build the Calatrava addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum, and since that landmark was completed, the firm has supported important exhibitions inside the museum.

Areas of Practice:
Class Action, Collective Action and Multidistrict Litigation
Commercial Law
Corporate Finance & Securities
Employee Benefits
Government & Public Policy
Health Care
Immigration and International Migration
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property Women
Labor and Employment Relations
Land & Resources
Land Use
Local Government
Products/Tort Liability
Property Taxation
Real Estate
Residential Development
Retail Development
Tax Assisted Development
Trade Secret Protection and Non-Competition Team
Wealth Planning Services
White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations
Agribusiness, Food Processing & Distribution
Construction & Infrastructure
Energy & Utility
Financial Institutions
Financial Transactions and Commercial Law
Life Sciences and Chemical
Non-Profit Organizations
Retail/Distribution Services
Trade Associations
Venture Capital
Advanced Manufacturing
Advertising & Promotions
Agribusiness, Food & Beverage
Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Banking and Financial Services
Clean Technology
Climate Change
Commercial Finance and Lending
Distressed Real Estate
Energy & Sustainability
Entertainment Law
Explosion and Fire Investigation
Financial Institutions and Bank Regulatory Law
Government and Regulatory Law
Government Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Criminal Defense
Reorganization, Financial Restructuring and Workouts
Securities Dispute Resolution and Litigation
Stimulus & Economic Recovery
Sweepstakes, Games & Contests
Patent Prosecution & Counseling
FDA Regulatory
Project Development and Financing
Public Finance
Representative Clients:
Alfa-Laval, Inc.
American Appraisal Associates, Inc.
American Bowling Congress
Amity Leather Products Co.
Associated General Contractors
AMCA International, Ltd.
Bank One, Milwaukee, N.A.
Beatrice Foods
Blue Cross/Blue Shield United of Wisconsin
Borg-Warner Corp.
Caterpillar Tractor Co.
Crown Life Insurance Co.
Cub Foods, Inc.
CIT Corp.
Deere & Co.
DEC International
Experimental Aircraft Association
US Bank, N.A.
First Financial Bank, F.S.B.
Ford Motor Co.
Fort Howard Corp.
FMC Corp.
G. Heileman Brewing Co.
Great Northern Nekoosa
Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Harnischfeger Industries
Jockey International, Inc.
Journal Communications, Inc.
Kraftco Inc.
Marquette Electronics, Inc.
Marshall & IIsley Corp.
Michigan Technological University
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
Outboard Marine
Pepsi Co., Inc.
Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Savings League of Wisconsin, Ltd.
Sentry Insurance
Stokely USA
The Limited
The Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co.
Venturedyne, Ltd.
Warner-Lambert Co.
Waukesha County, Wisconsin
Western Union Telegraph Co.
Wisconsin League of Financial Institutions
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
Herz, Levin, Teper, Sumner and Croysdale, January 1, 1985
Laff, Whitesel & Saret, May 1, 2001
Schwarz & Freeman, May 1, 2001
Previous Organization Name:
Michael, Spohn, Best and Friedrich, January 1, 1952
Lecher, Michael, Spohn, Best and Friedrich, January 1, 1947
Lecher, Michael, Spohn and Best, January 1, 1943
Lecher, Michael, Whyte and Spohn, January 1, 1936
Bottum, Hudnall, Lecher, Michael and Whyte, January 1, 1935
Bottum, Hudnall, Lecher, McNamara and Michael, January 1, 1926
Bottum, Hudnall, Lecher and McNamara, January 1, 1920
Bottum, Bottum, Hudnall and Lecher, January 1, 1917
Flanders, Bottum, Fawsett and Bottum, January 1, 1911
Winkler, Flanders, Bottum and Fawsett, January 1, 1907
Winkler, Flanders, Smith, Bottum and Fawsett, January 1, 1904
Winkler, Flanders, Smith, Bottum and Vilas, January 1, 1888
Jenkins, Winkler, Smith and Vilas, January 1, 1888
Jenkins, Winkler, Fish and Smith, January 1, 1885
Jenkins, Winkler and Smith, January 1, 1882
Jenkins, Elliott and Winkler, January 1, 1873
Jenkins and Elliott, January 1, 1865
Jenkins and Hickox, January 1, 1861
Ryan and Jenkins, January 1, 1859
Ryan, Carpenter and Jenkins, January 1, 1859
Ryan and Carpenter, January 1, 1858
Edward G. Ryan, January 1, 1848
Allen, Victor J., Associate
Altman, Michael H., Partner
Arroyo, Luis I., Member
Austin, Christopher B., Partner
Barrett, Jeffrey M., Attorney
Bechen, Kate L., Member
Beightol, Scott C., Partner
Benson, Paul E., Chair
Berkoff, Marshall R., Partner
Bruce, Jackson M. Jr., Attorney
Cheslock, Alan C., Attorney
Coffey, Peter L., Partner
Croysdale, David W., Attorney
Ehrhardt, Sarah N., Partner
Einerson, Jay, Patent Attorney
Filachek, Joseph R., Attorney
Finerty, John D. Jr., Partner
Flanagan, John E., Partner
Fleming, Miriam S., Partner
Fortier, Kelly M., Partner
Fraser, Alexander P., Partner
Gigot, Stephen A., Attorney
Gordon, Robert L., Partner
Gorens-Winston, Julie, Attorney
Haberman, F. William, Partner
Haggerty, Nancy Leary, Partner
Hartwig, Gregory J., Partner
Haut, Julie A., Attorney
Hobbs, Eric E., Partner
Holland, M. Rhett, Associate
Hull, Katrina G., Member
Jackson, W. Charles, Senior Member
Jacobs, Brian W., Member
Janczewski, Thomas A., Attorney
Johannes, Robert J., Partner
Jones, Amy Schmidt, Partner
Jones, Daniel S., Partner
Kalscheur, Bradley J., Partner
Kaplan, Benjamin A., Member
Kastens, Aaron H., Partner
Kringel, Jerome H., Partner
Krueger, Raymond R., Attorney
Krutz, David A., Managing Partner
Kunschke, Jason A., Attorney
Lapinski, John C., Of Counsel
Lawson, Edward R. Jr., Attorney
Lawson, Molly S., Attorney
Levin, James S., Attorney
Lotito, Mark A. Ph.D., Attorney
Lundgren, K. Thor, Partner
Margolies, Jonathan H., Partner
Marstall, Brian J.N., Associate
Miller, Gordon K., Attorney
Miller, Thomas A., Partner
Mulcahy, Robert W., Partner
Obenberger, Thomas E., Managing Partner
Olivieri, Jose A., Partner
Olson, Joseph Louis, Partner
Paprocki, Andrew J., Attorney
Pelikan, Kirk A., Member
Perlson, J. Lewis, Member
Price, David R., Partner
Priebus, Reince R., Partner
Quick, Mitchell W., Partner
Reichenberger, Melanie J., Partner
Rizzuto, Kevin P., Member
Roge, Bret A., Partner
Rourke, Kelly R., Member
Rumbaugh, Eric H., Partner
Sarskas, S. Edward, Co-Chair
Schally, Timothy G., Chair
Schill, Katherine W., Attorney
Schleicher, James M. Ph.D., Member
Schnur, Robert A., Attorney
Scrivner, Thomas W., Partner
Smith, Billie Jean, Partner
Smith, David B., Senior Partner
Stettner, Derek C., Partner
Stevens, Charles P., Partner
Stork, Brent A., Partner
Teper, Robert A., Of Counsel
Thompson, Jason T., Attorney
Vaccaro, Daniel J., Chair
Ebben, Michelle Wagner, Attorney
Wisnefski, Ted A., Partner
Witkov, Adam E., Member
Trautschold, David J., Member
Jenness, Patricia L., Associate: Litigation Practice Group
Jones, Michael T., Member
Tierney, Martin P., Partner
Farrington, Rachel N., Member
Jonas, Paul R., Associate: Transactional
LaFrenz, Daniel M., Attorney
Sahar, Serene R., Attorney
Carroll, Anne M., Member
Marino, Anthony C., Partner
Bahoora, Marie G., Attorney
Hamalainen, Richard T., Attorney
Helding, Gregory T., Attorney
Slade, Rachel M. Ph.D.
Morrone, Vincent M., Associate
Taylor, Derek J., Associate
Long, John G., Senior Counsel
Larson, Elizabeth N., Attorney
Steinbrenner, Russell M., Attorney
Gartner, Thomas O., Of Counsel, Transactional Practice Group
Peereddy, Prateek R.
Izzo, Alexander G.
McComis, Lauren N.
Serge, Joseph P.
Menon, Ram P., Senior Counsel
Dorius, Kirk, Partner
Bestor Townsend, Christine E.
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