Water Council Welcomes Michael Best & Friedrich

One of Milwaukee’s leading law firms, Michael Best & Friedrich, has joined the growing list of tenants in the International Water Technology Accelerator. The building will house water-related research activities for universities, existing water-related companies, The Water Council, and companies promoting business development and accelerator space for new, emerging water-related companies. Michael Best & Friedrich will lease space on the fifth floor of the seven-story building.

“Michael Best does a substantial amount of work with both start-ups and in the tech transfer space (bringing innovations to market),” said Scott Beightol, chairman of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. “We see great promise with the Water Technology Accelerator in helping innovators patent and license their intellectual property, advising on business formation and structure, providing links to investment capital sources, and helping create new businesses here in our hometown. Talk about a ‘win win.'”

Water Council President and CEO Dean Amhaus said he is excited at the prospect of having such a prestigious law firm working with tenants of the new water research cluster.

“We look forward to having Michael Best & Friedrich be part of the International Water Technology Accelerator,” said Amhaus. “The firm will be a great addition and resource to the tenants.”

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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