Michael Best & Friedrich is one of the Midwest's oldest and largest law firms. Edward G. Ryan founded the firm in 1848. It has grown to include more than 250 attorneys in several locations, including Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha and Manitowoc in Wisconsin; Chicago; and Lehigh Valley, Pa. From its headquarters in Milwaukee, Michael Best & Friedrich serves clients on a regional, national and international basis. Clients range in size from one-person start-up ventures to Fortune-500 companies. As a broad-based business law firm, its capabilities range from business to wealth planning services. Michael Best & Friedrich also has attorneys that focus on legal issues affecting specific industries and types of clients.