SALT LAKE CITY, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since opening on January 1st, the Salt Lake City office of the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP's has emerged as one of Utah's primary and rapidly growing resources for focused legal services in support of Intellectual Property (IP). The office opened when the attorneys and staff of Vantus Law Group joined Michael Best.
Michael Best's Salt Lake City location has met and exceeded its initial plans for adding eight attorneys to this location. Utah's practice now employs approximately a dozen attorneys with a high focus on the areas of practice that are most impactful to businesses, including entity formation, funding transactions, and merger and acquisition activity. Additionally, the firm is dedicated to providing education and leadership to regional businesses on the matters that are increasingly important to local, regional, national and global companies.
Michael Best has established a deep level of experience in the particular needs of entrepreneurial companies to protect and develop the intangible assets of their technology companies. The growing practice enjoys a close relationship with all of Utah's universities and serves as a leading legal services provider for the University of Utah's Technology and Venture Commercialization Office (TVC). The partners in the Salt Lake City office play a prominent thought leadership and educational role in support of Utah's business and technology ecosystem and looks forward to growing alongside the Salt Lake and Utah economy.
"We are extremely pleased about the fast progress our Salt Lake City office has made in advancing our high quality legal services to a growing roster of organizations that are launching and expanding their businesses," said firm managing partner David Krutz. "Utah is one of the nation's top regions for business, and we are excited about the opportunity to expand to meet client needs across our key practice areas."
About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Over the past 166 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients on a local, regional, national and global basis. Firm-wide, Michael Best's main areas of practice include a focus on corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, land and resources (environmental and real estate), litigation, tax and wealth planning. The firm's Utah practice carries a particular emphasis on entrepreneurial business law, with a high focus on intellectual property, entity formation, funding, corporate governance and merger and acquisition transaction and strategy support. www.michaelbest.com.
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