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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Brian is a Principal with Michael Best Strategies who provides clients with strategic guidance on a variety of public policy, government relations, regulatory, and legislative matters to help advance their business interests.
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Megan is a patent engineer in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. She draws on her technical background in mechanical engineering to assist in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Jane brings a well-versed background of experience to her work as a banking & financial services paralegal. As the lead paralegal in the firm’s Derivatives group, she assists bank clients as a documentation specialist for interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, and other derivative products. Jane also has extensive experience in assisting with matters involving estate planning, probate, and registered investment company filings with both the SEC and FINRA.
Kelly assists clients and Michael Best lawyers with business entity creation and maintenance, as well as a broad range of business transactions encompassing: acquisitions, mergers, conversions, foreign qualifications, tax exempt status, private placement of securities, federal securities law compliance, state business tax credits, new market tax credits, as well as general obligation and revenue bonds.
Dawn has been with Michael Best since 1990. She focuses her considerable experience on United States and international trademark prosecution, maintenance, protection, enforcement, and portfolio maintenance. In addition, Dawn regularly handles due diligence and chain of title issues and has experience with infringement investigations.
Himanshu brings integrity and perseverance to his work in the full spectrum of patent prosecution. Clients value his strong background in the area and his efficient management of complex projects. Prior to joining the Chicago office of Michael Best, Himanshu worked as a patent paralegal for several years at Chicago-area intellectual property law firms. He earned a Paralegal Certificate from Roosevelt University in 2006.
Jason combines legal experience and strategic vision in helping his clients structure, negotiate, and integrate corporate acquisitions. His training as a certified public accountant adds additional value to his representation of national, regional, and local clients in everything from private placements and general corporate matters to venture capital financing and corporate structuring and financing.
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