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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP - Milwaukee
  • 100 East Wisconsin Avenue
  • Suite 3300
  • Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin
  • USA
  • WI 53202
  • Tel:+1 414 271 6560
  • Fax:+1 414 277 0656
  • Web:
  • Managing Partner: David A Krutz
  • Chair of the Management Committee: Scott C Beightol
  • Number of partners: 136
  • Number of attorneys: 223 

Firm Overview:
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is committed to delivering results for clients. Michael Best guides businesses through complex legal problems in diverse economic environments and the firm’s attorneys possess a solid foundation for understanding the constantly evolving business environments facing clients today. Michael Best is ideally positioned to handle a wide range of legal matters and offers sophisticated counsel to cutting-edge industries, including advanced manufacturing, banking and financial services, energy and technology including life sciences.

Main Areas of Practice:
Intellectual Property:
Michael Best has one of the nation’s leading intellectual property practices and ranks among the leading trademark law firms in the nation. Nearly 100 professionals offer a complete range of services to clients throughout the nation and around the world. Michael Best offers legal and technical experience in areas such as patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling; intellectual property litigation; internet and e-commerce; technology transfer and joint venture agreements; computer software and system acquisition agreements; M&A due diligence; biotechnology and trade secrets.
Contact: Daniel S Jones
Email: djones@michaelbest.com

Michael Best’s Litigation Group has more than 150 published cases in recent years at every level of State and Federal Courts. Its members include former judicial law clerks, law review editors, former Wisconsin Supreme Court board members and officers of local, state and national bar associations. More than 70 members strong, Michael Best’s Litigation Practice Group provides clients with first class representation in any type of complex commercial litigation.
Contact: Daniel J Vaccaro
Email: djvaccaro@michaelbest.com

Labor & Employment:
Michael Best represents some of the most innovative businesses, public sector and non-profit organizations in the nation. The attorneys develop close partnerships with clients, focusing on litigation prevention and the achievement of strategic objectives through human resources counseling, planning and training. Michael Best provides legal defense in all aspects of labor and employment litigation; union organizing, collective bargaining, and grievance arbitration; wage-hour issues; safety and workers compensation; employee benefits and immigration. The firm’s employment attorneys have decades of experience practicing in state and federal trial courts, appellate and Supreme courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators, and designing compensation, retirement, pension, stock and health plans.
Contact: José A Olivieri
Email: jaolivieri@michaelbest.com

Transactional Corporate & Business:
Corporate and business law is a core competency of the firm. The range of services involves individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations and includes assisting in the organization, financing and operation of business ventures, through and including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. Experience in corporate finance has resulted in representation of venture capital investors, mezzanine lenders and start-up companies.
Contact: Michael S Green
Email: msgreen@michaelbest.com

Michael Best advises organizations with respect to the federal, state and international tax aspects of structuring acquisitions, reorganizations, real estate developments, exchanges and related transactions. In the tax controversy area, the firm’s tax attorneys regularly appear in federal and state trial and appellate courts, litigating all aspects of income taxes, excise taxes, sales and use taxes and property taxes.
Contact: Timothy G Schally
Email: tgschally@michaelbest.com

Land & Resources:
Michael Best practices in all areas of environmental, construction, development, real estate law and climate change, serving property owners, developers, all types of manufacturers and industrial operations, public utilities, construction and agribusiness companies.
Contact: Michael S Green
Email: msgreen@michaelbest.com

Wealth Planning Services:
Michael Best provides high quality, cost effective and innovative services regarding business succession planning, financial planning, asset protection planning, retirement planning, estate litigation and family counseling. The attorneys consult with clients to determine short-term and long-term objectives regarding asset protection and management, minimization of taxes and disposition of wealth.
Contact: Mark S Poker
Email: mspoker@michaelbest.com

International Work:
Through various international legal affiliations, Michael Best has the ability to bring together global legal resources to clients. Michael Best is the exclusive Wisconsin member of Lex Mundi (‘Law of the World’), among other global affiliations.
Thomas A Miller
Email: tamiller@michaelbest.com


  • 100 East Wisconsin Avenue,
  • Suite 3300,
  • Milwaukee,
  • Wisconsin
  • USA
  • WI 53202
  • Tel +1 414 271 6560
  • Fax +1 414 277 0656
  • Website : www.michaelbest.com
  • One South Pinckney Street,
  • Suite 700,
  • Madison,
  • Wisconsin
  • USA
  • WI 53703
  • Tel +1 608 257 3501
  • Fax +1 608 283 2275
  • Two Riverwood Place,
  • Suite 200,
  • N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive,
  • Waukesha,
  • Wisconsin
  • USA
  • WI 531881174
  • Tel +1 262 956 6560
  • Fax +1 262 956 6565
  • 1000 Maritime Drive,
  • Manitowoc,
  • Wisconsin
  • USA
  • WI 54220-2922
  • Tel +1 920 686 2800
  • Fax +1 920 686 2810
  • Two Prudential Plaza,
  • 180 North Stetson Avenue,
  • Suite 2000,
  • Chicago,
  • Illinois
  • USA
  • IL 60601
  • Tel +1 312 222 0800
  • Fax +1 312 222 0818
  • 6995 Union Park Center,
  • Suite 100,
  • Salt Lake City,
  • Utah
  • USA
  • UT 84047
  • Tel +1 801 833 0500
  • Fax +1 801 931 2500
  • 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,
  • Suite 700 South ,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • DC 20004
  • Tel +1 202 747 9560
  • Fax +1 202 347 1819