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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Michael Best is a full service firm with more than 250 lawyers who provide our clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined our firm for generations.
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.

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Corporate & Transactional
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Government Relations & Public Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Relations
  • Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
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



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


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Headquarters

100 East Wisconsin Avenue ,
Suite 3300
Milwaukee, WI


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

595 Bethlehem Pike ,
Suite 221A
Montgomeryville, PA

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


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

Two Riverwood Place ,
Suite 200 , N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI

414-225-4999 phone
262- 956-6565 fax


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

1000 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI

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


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Office

180 North Stetson Avenue ,
Suite 2000
Chicago, IL

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

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