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Smart and practical. Strategic and tenacious. Friendly and accessible. Best & Flanagan’s practice is founded on the belief that we provide the best advice when we understand our clients, their businesses, their goals and their people, and when the lines of communication with our clients and their other advisors are broad and deep. Whether we are providing business or real estate advice, individual estate and private wealth planning or representation in a dispute, you can expect a customized approach and a team dedicated to understanding where you want to go and helping you get there.
Craig A. Kepler / Attorney
Elizabeth "Libby" DavydovElizabeth "Libby" Davydov
Elizabeth D. Davydov / Attorney
David ZubkeDavid Zubke
David J. Zubke / Attorney
Rebecca ChaffeeRebecca Chaffee
Rebecca A. Chaffee / Attorney
Nicholas HulwiNicholas Hulwi
Nicholas D. Hulwi / Attorney

What makes Best & Flanagan a great place to work is also what makes us a valued partner to our clients.  I’m lucky to have colleagues that are not only smart, insightful and dependable, but also fun to spend time with.

Libby provides business law advice to clients related to entity structure and governance, contract negotiation, and tax and regulatory compliance. Working with non-profit clients, Libby assists clients in applying for tax exemption and planning for governance and operational considerations particular to the non-profit sphere.


I’d love to help you protect and grow your business.

In addition to general corporate, contract and transactional matters, my practice centers on intellectual property development and protection (trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition), technology licensing and other transfers, nondisclosure and other employee agreements, and product distribution law (advertising and unfair competition, dealer, distributor and sales representative matters, franchising, and trade regulation law). I have written a series of guidebooks on basic intellectual property, advertising and marketing and franchise law topics, which are available on request.

Rebecca Chaffee

Rebecca A. Chaffee is a member of the Family Law practice area. She works with and counsels parents, spouses, grandparents and other relatives to resolve their most difficult financial and personal issues. Rebecca’s approach is to help her client create a fair and dignified settlement. When settlement is not possible, she zealously and diligently advocates for her client through the litigation process.


I appreciate the importance of understanding each client’s goals, and provide customized services to ensure that they are accomplished effectively and efficiently.

Nicholas Hulwi is an attorney in Best & Flanagan’s Private Wealth Planning section. His practice includes estate planning, estate and trust administration, business succession planning, and IRS audits. Nicholas works diligently to accomplish the specific objectives of each individual client, and values the ongoing relationships formed throughout the process.

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