Michael Best Strategies is one of the nation’s fast-growing B2B consulting firms specializing in lobbying, government relations, public affairs, crisis management, shared value strategies, political partnership development and community/stakeholder engagement strategies.

With offices in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Austin, Denver and Salt Lake City, we partner with clients at the local, regional and national levels, depending on their unique goals and objectives. Our strong bipartisan relationships from statehouses to the nation’s Capital provide a unique and comprehensive spectrum of influence to benefit Strategies’ clients.

We particularly excel at the healthcare, energy and environment, manufacturing, tax and finance, higher education and agriculture, food and beverage industries. We have assembled some of the nation’s most prominent and respected advisors, including many from inside the halls of government, to design and execute sound solutions to achieve client goals.

Our diverse family of experts has one very important thing in common: we all deliver an exceptional standard of client care that sets a new crossbar in our industry. We are responsive, creative, collaborative and tenacious. And, we all love what we do.

Michael Best Strategies is affiliated with Michael Best & Friedrich, a full-service law firm with over 250 lawyers operating in 13 offices nationwide. That affiliation, along with an array of industry-leading external partners who can be engaged as needed, allows us to provide our clients with the broadest possible scope of meaningful solutions.


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Jeff Thormodsgaard Recognized Among Denver’s 40 Under 40

To say we have a talented team at Michael Best Strategies is an understatement. Today’s announcement about one of our own comes as no...
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J.B. Van Hollen Partners With Michael Best Strategies

Michael Best Strategies has partnered with former Wisconsin Attorney General, J.B. Van Hollen, to expand the firm’s service offerings. As a Senior Advisor, Van Hollen...
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Michael Best Strategies Expands in Illinois

Travis Shea and Abby Walsh joined the Illinois office in January 2018. Shea and Walsh joined the firm after serving as key aides in...
Jeff Hartley

Jeff Hartley Joins Michael Best Strategies in Utah

Michael Best Strategies has expanded their government relations team in Utah with the addition of Jeff Hartley. Hartley has 20 years of experience in government...
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Lobbying Duo, Mickey and Tyler Foti, Join Michael Best Strategies

Michael Best Strategies is proud to announce Steven “Mickey” Foti and Tyler Foti have joined the firm. Mickey Foti served in the Wisconsin State...
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Ted Kanavas Memorial Scholarship Fund

Michael Best Strategies founder Ted Kanavas passed away in 2017. He helped build the strong foundation we stand on today. Ted was the epitome...


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