Michael Best: SNL Financial Ranks Michael Best Among Top Mergers & Acquisitions Firms Nationally

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Milwaukee, WI – The 2004 edition of SNL Financial’s Bank Mergers & Acquisitions Yearbook ranks local law firm, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, 28th among the top 50 legal advisers for Whole-Institutions Acquisitions nationally, and 8th in the Midwest. The rankings are based on deal value, with Michael Best handling transactions totaling $340 million in 2003.

Michael Best is one of the Midwest’s most prominent law firms, with an extensive mergers and acquisitions practice. Attorneys at Michael Best structure, negotiate and close mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for a full range of clients. In addition to traditional merger, asset and stock purchase transactions, we frequently assist clients in recapitalizations; management and non-management leveraged buyouts; reorganizations and other complex restructurings; asset purchases and sales; divestitures and spin-offs; joint ventures; and private equity investments.

Michael Best works with a broad range of clients on merger and acquisition transactions across many industries including manufacturing, health care, transportation and commodities.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Founded in 1848, Michael Best & Friedrich comprises nearly 330 attorneys in six locations, including Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The firm provides a full range of legal services to clients on a regional, national and international basis in areas that include: business, corporate finance/securities, employment relations/ERISA, environmental, health care, intellectual property, international, litigation, real estate, taxation and wealth planning services. We also have special teams, made up of attorneys from a cross-section of our practice areas, which focus on industry-related issues, including agribusiness, communications, construction, financial institutions, eBusiness, education, energy and telecommunications, government & public policy, local government, products & tort liability, retail/distributions and trade associations. Michael Best & Friedrich is the exclusive Wisconsin member of Lex Mundi (“Law of the World”), a network of more than 15,000 attorneys in more than 100 countries around the world. ###