Michael Best and Ted Kanavas: Launch Michael Best Strategies LLC

Madison, WI (March 5, 2014) – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has launched Michael Best Strategies LLC, designed to help businesses navigate the complex regulatory and public policy environment.

The newly formed group is led by former Wisconsin State Senator, Ted Kanavas. Mr. Kanavas and his team will provide a full range of services, including: public policy strategy, lobbying and public relations support of businesses navigating their relationship with federal, state and local governments.

“As businesses are impacted by the ever-changing local, state and federal policies, Michael Best Strategies will provide a highly skilled and experienced team to help our clients navigate through the applicable governmental rules and regulations and be part of the policy-making process,” says David A. Krutz, Michael Best’s Firm Managing Partner. “This new venture further enhances our ability to meet our clients’ business needs.”

Mr. Kanavas has been involved in Wisconsin politics for more than 30 years. As an elected official, he was a strong advocate for business and entrepreneurship, authoring legislation that featured venture capital investment in Wisconsin companies, research in biotechnology and development in nano-technologies at state-funded universities. Mr. Kanavas has ample experience in the private sector as well, having spent more than two decades in the software industry.

“This is a dynamic time for businesses in Wisconsin and around the country,” says Ted Kanavas, President of Michael Best Strategies. “I’m delighted to be a part of the new Michael Best Strategies as we play a critical role in the growth and success of Wisconsin businesses.”

Michael Best Strategies officially opened on March 5, 2014 and is located at 1 South Pinckney Street, Suite 700, Madison, WI.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Over the past 166 years, Michael Best has earned its reputation as a leading law firm. The firm has more than 230 attorneys in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Washington, D.C. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: corporate, intellectual property, labor and employment, land and resources (environmental and real estate), litigation, tax and wealth planning.