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April 24, 2009Press Release

Michael Best Announces Climate Change Group

Milwaukee, WI – The law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP has responded to the ever growing need for more specialized focus in the area of climate change, having assembled a multi-disciplinary team of attorneys to assist clients in identifying the opportunities, addressing the uncertainties and understanding the challenges that climate change presents to their business.

The Michael Best Climate Change Group has followed the developments of international, federal, regional, and state greenhouse gas ("GHG") reporting and reduction programs and offers services in the areas of baseline GHG monitoring and reporting, carbon markets, transactions, project development, including debt and equity financing, compliance with the emerging GHG reduction proposals and strategic planning.

"Our team members combine diverse backgrounds from the worlds of renewable and fossil fuel energies, business, agriculture, finance and the environment to provide clients in-depth knowledge of the impacts of climate change," stated Ray Krueger, co-founder of the Climate Change Group.

"What was once a distant discussion in European and other countries around the world, is being brought to the doorstep of American business by the new Administration and Congress, as well as the three regional initiatives known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ("RGGI"), Midwestern Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord ("MGA") and Western Climate Initiative ("WCI"). In order to compete in a new carbon oriented economy, business has to understand the evolving regulatory framework."

Michael Best's Climate Change Group compliments the firm's well-established Renewable Energy Group.

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