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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