Michael Best & Friedrich LLP: Promotes five associates to the partnership

Jennifer R. Rupkey

Director, Marketing & Business Development

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MILWAUKEE – Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is proud to announce that five associates have been admitted to the firm’s partnership. They are: Alan C. Cheslock, Aaron K. Nodolf, Kevin P. Rizzuto, Jason T. Thompson and Melissa M. Turczyn.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Milwaukee Office:

Alan C. Cheslock

Intellectual Property

Cheslock is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Cheslock worked at Michael Best as a patent engineer.

Kevin P. Rizzuto

Intellectual Property

Rizzuto focuses on intellectual property matters specifically assisting businesses obtain strategic patent protection for new technologies and navigating existing patents to avoid infringement risks.

He has extensive experience in patent drafting, patent prosecution, patentability analysis, patent invalidity analysis and product clearance analysis.

Jason T. Thompson

Transactional Group

Thompson’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters.

Mr. Thompson assists his clients with negotiating and structuring various types of transactions and agreements including corporate reorganizations, buyout transactions and venture capital investment transactions.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Madison Office:

Melissa M. Turczyn

Transactional Group

In addition to the Transactional Practice Group, Turczyn is the Co-chair of the Venture Best™ Team.

She regularly represents early-stage and emerging growth companies in numerous industries. Turczyn assists clients with capitalization and financing strategies, review of customer and vendor contracts, preparation of employment and consultant documentation and review of equity and material transfer agreements.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Waukesha Office:

Aaron K. Nodolf

Intellectual Property

Nodolf practices intellectual property law with an emphasis on acquisition and enforcement of U.S. and foreign patents specifically in mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies.

In addition to intellectual property litigation, Nodolf also has experience counseling clients with respect to preparing validity and infringement opinions and counseling clients in product development and strategic business decisions involving intellectual property.

About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP:

For more than 167 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. The firm has more than 220 attorneys with office locations in Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Austin, Texas. Michael Best’s main areas of practice include: intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, corporate, land and resources (environmental and real estate), tax and wealth planning.