From artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and cryptocurrency, the rapid evolution of technology shows no sign of slowing down. Companies in the digital technology sector are among the world’s most highly valued companies, with good reason. And businesses in every sector now use digital technology in all kinds of ways, from basic email to sophisticated data analytics.
Fresh water is becoming a scarce resource in the United States and across the globe as demand continues to rise due to population and business growth. This emergent scarcity means businesses will face more consequences of the complex regulatory and legal frameworks governing water use and water quality.
Michael Best’s Water team understands those issues. We guide clients through the heavily regulated, politically sensitive environment surrounding the management of, investment in, and development of water resources.
All businesses have to comply with government regulations—some more so than others. Our Regulatory practice is designed to serve clients in heavily regulated industries, such as manufacturing and utility services, as well as across various industries in regulated areas that impact business as a whole, such as environmental regulation.
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Iqan advises clients on securities and financial services regulation. Clients appreciate Iqan’s commitment to keeping them compliant with the laws governing capital raising, brokerage and investment services, blockchain technology, crowdfunding, and anti-money laundering.
Joe is a senior level strategist with significant statewide experience leading organizations and public relations efforts. He advises companies, nonprofits, and professional associations on public affairs and strategic communications matters.
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Ashley focuses on labor and employment law, representing clients across a broad range of industries.
Cameron focuses his practice on the cannabis industry, where clients rely on his legal advice to make strategic business decisions, weigh risks, and stay up-to-date in the rapidly changing hemp and CBD arena. He guides clients through complicated regulatory processes and advocates for their interests in administrative, state, and federal courts. Additionally, Cameron has significant experience in the air and water permitting sector, where he helps regulated businesses obtain and defend state and federal permits.
Jim’s broad litigation experience spans commercial litigation, professional and product liability defense, as well as representing individuals and corporations in state and federal investigations. He brings a unique skillset in criminal matters to his practice, having served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois, and with an extensive background in federal criminal matters. His clientele spans retail banks, nursing homes and other healthcare providers, and manufacturers of medical and industrial products.
Josh co-manages the financial, operational, and administrative functions of the Intellectual Property practice group. His role supports the Firm’s strategic and operational goals. Josh draws on his years spent in public accounting and corporate strategy to bring experience in project and change management, process improvement, and financial analysis.
Colleagues and clients alike describe John as a creative and pragmatic litigator. As an advisor to corporate boards, CEO’s and presidents of publicly traded and privately held companies, John puts his law degree and Masters in Economics to work serving banks and insurance industry clients in a broad range of complex disputes.
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