About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Having one of the "Best" lawyers surely can't hurt your case. The Milwaukee-based law firm Michael Best & Friedrich has over 230 lawyers working from twelve offices, providing legal expertise in a broad range of business topics to an array of regional, national and international clients. The firm specializes in such areas as labor and employment, intellectual property, tax and health care. Michael Best also advises clients on real estate deals, mergers and acquisitions and other large financial transactions.

The firm has a long history of serving clients in the consumer and industrial products sectors. As those sectors evolve, the firm's practice has grown to encompass a diverse range of technology and software clients. Michael Best's has deep experience in a number of industries that are subject to unique regulatory schemes or rapidly changing market conditions, such as: Agribusiness, Energy, Food & Beverage, Higher Education, and Life Sciences.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

100 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 3300
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 271-6560


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: David A. Krutz
  • Chief Human Resources Officer: Bill G. Kellner
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 230

  • Base Salary
    1st year: $120,000 – $130,000
    Summer Associate Internship:  $2,300 - $2500/week
    Engineering EDGE Program Internship: $1,000/week

  • Summer Associate Offers
    10 out of 11 (2Ls only) (2016)

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

Major Office Locations

  • Milwaukee, WI (HQ) • Austin, TX • Chicago, IL • Denver, CO • Madison, WI • Manitowoc, WI • Midvale, UT • Missoula, MT • Raleigh, NC • Salt Lake City, UT • Washington, DC • Waukesha, WI