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.
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Bill, who leads the firm’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) practice, has 22 years’ experience counseling a wide range of clients in the energy sector, including Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), retail regulators, investor-owned utilities and their affiliates, public power entities, transmission-dependent utilities, independent transmission developers, and cooperatives and municipals.
Eric is known for his extensive experience in energy and environmental matters, particularly the regulation of utilities at both the state and federal levels. He helps clients with regulatory filings and issues before state public utility commissions, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) audits and investigations, and electric transmission and Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) policy matters.
Cameron focuses his practice on environmental and energy law, guiding clients through complicated regulatory processes and advocating for their interests in administrative, state, federal, and tribal courts. Clients rely on Cameron's legal advice to make strategic business decisions based on his well-informed knowledge of water and air permitting matters as well as hazardous waste liability and reporting obligations.
Taylor brings a diverse background in environmental and agricultural matters to his practice at Michael Best. He is well versed in environmental regulatory processes as well as emerging topics and issues faced by the Midwest’s agribusiness industry.
Jordan helps energy companies and other sophisticated businesses structure and contract for large scale capital expansion and procurement, including representation in siting and certification cases for large power generation facilities, electric transmission lines, private energy facilities, and large agricultural projects.
Porter has established a strong track record based on his strategic, results-driven representation of clients involved in complex corporate transactions. A diverse group of clients look to him for sound guidance on general corporate counsel, commercial contracting, including inbound and outbound supply and distributor agreements, corporate restructuring, acquisitions of companies and company assets, divestitures of companies and company assets, joint ventures, and general contracts.
With nearly 25 years of experience in energy law, Roxane offers clients advice on federal and state laws and regulations, as well as effective representation in litigation of complex Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings involving natural gas and electric matters.
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