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(414) 277-0656

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Lori Ott
414-271-6560, Ext. 15213

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Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Main Office Address

100 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 3300
Milwaukee, WI 53202
United States

Office Locations

Austin, TX • Chicago, IL • Denver, CO • Madison, WI • Manitowoc, WI • Midvale, UT • Milwaukee, WI • Missoula, MT • Raleigh, NC • Salt Lake City, UT • Washington, D.C. • Waukesha, WI

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Personal Background

Scott Beightol, a partner in the Milwaukee office, represents businesses in all aspects of employment and labor relations, with special emphasis in litigation of discrimination, noncompete and other matters in federal and state court, arbitration, and before the NLRB and OFCCP. Mr. Beightol counsels clients on workforce structure, HR audits and best practices, complex termination and disability/FMLA matters, union avoidance, and union relation matters involving labor negotiations and arbitrations. Mr. Beightol is Chairman of the law firm and is Chair of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Beightol is recognized as a leader in the area of Labor and Employment Law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Since 2005, Mr. Beightol has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the areas of Management-Side Employment Relations and Employment Litigation-Defense. In 2012, Mr. Beightol was again selected as one of the “100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers in the United States,” by Human Resources Executive Online. Mr. Beightol has achieved an “AV” rating, which is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell. 

Firm Background

Michael Best is a full service law firm with more than 230 lawyers in 12 offices nationwide who continue to provide our clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined our firm for generations. We handle a complete range of legal matters, working in collaborative, cross-practice teams to anticipate and meet our clients’ 21st century needs.

Our clients include regional, national, and international corporations, as well as municipalities, trade associations, nonprofits, family trusts, and
individuals. They range in size from small start-up ventures to global Fortune 500 companies, in many different industries. 

We work in collaborative, cross-practice teams that focus not only on legal and regulatory matters, but also on operational issues, market opportunities, and competitive advantage. We always strive to provide excellent service within a highly competitive cost structure, and clients consistently praise our responsiveness and value.

We look forward to serving you next.

Firm Practice Areas

Our practice is broadly organized into the following areas, each with its own sub-practices:

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

Additionally, we have deep experience in a number of industries that are subject to unique regulatory schemes or rapidly changing market conditions, such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Agribusiness
  • Energy
  • Food & Beverage
  • Higher Education
  • Life Sciences