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Chicago, IL 60606, United States
Phone: (312) 360-6000
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100+ Attorneys

12 Things You Should Know about EPA’s New E-Manifest Rule

The cradle-to-grave scheme is at the heart of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. RCRA, after first defining what a “hazardous waste” is and requiring permits for facilities accepting these materials, then requires a…more
 /  Environmental Law

Receiving Facilities Will Be Responsible For Payment of User Fees Under the E-Manifest User Fee Final Rule

Continuing on our discussion of the electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system, EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, signed the e-Manifest User Fee Final Rule on December 20, 2017. EPA expects the final rule to be published in the…more
 /  Environmental Law

EPA Enforcement Is Down During First Nine Months Under Scott Pruitt

The New York Times published a report over the weekend detailing a fall-off in the EPA’s enforcement activities during Scott Pruitt’s tenure as EPA Administrator.  The changes are driven by top down directives from Washington to…more
 /  Environmental Law

E-Manifests Are Coming in 2018: Will You Be Ready?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) e-Manifest system is anticipated to officially launch in June 2018. The e-Manifest is a nationwide system for tracking hazardous waste shipments electronically and will…more
 /  Environmental Law

Equity Crowdfunding: For Illinois, This Is Just the Beginning

One of the top questions for every start-up and entrepreneur is, “Where am I going to get my funding?” After all, having a great product is one thing, but bringing that product to market, attracting a customer base, and growing…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

Collecting Fingerprints or Other Biometric Information without Consent Could Be Costly

If you are an employer or other entity that is using the biometric information of your employees, customers or others, such as fingerprint or retina scans, for purposes such as timekeeping, computer login, or customer…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cryptocurrency Gives Rise to Legal Questions

A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange. Cryptocurrencies use techniques of cryptography – or code-breaking – to generate units of currency and then to secure transactions. Cryptocurrencies…more
 /  Finance & Banking

What Is the ILGIF, and How Can It Help Entrepreneurs?

For entrepreneurs and start-ups, it seems the search for capital is never finished, whether that means turning to friends and family for money or leveraging technology for crowdfunding. In Illinois, there is a significant amount…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Illinois Court Finds that Landfill Post-Closure Monitoring Period not Limited to 15 Years by Statute

An Illinois appellate court recently ruled that the 15 year post-closure monitoring requirement for sanitary landfills under the Illinois Environmental Protection Act sets the minimum, not maximum, period, and that that the…more
 /  Environmental Law

Outsiders and Insiders Are Behind the Fintech Revolution

“When’s the last time you were in a bank? Do you want to go to a bank?” This question was posed by George Vukotich, co-founder of FinTank, a fintech-focused organization that serves Chicago’s technology and start-up…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Negotiating Variable Rate Mortgage Loans as LIBOR Phases Out

LIBOR panel banks and regulators are working on a plan for a transition to alternate benchmarks by the end of 2021. At this point, a large chunk of the LIBOR market has no real trades. LIBOR is effectively an average of expert…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

2017 STATE OF THE STATES – List of Current Active and Proposed Intrastate Crowdfunding Exemptions (Updated)

I don’t know about the rest of you out there but I have not yet found a website that accurately identifies each of the states that have currently enacted, or are in some stage of enacting, an intrastate crowdfunding exemption…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Montana is the Latest State to Propose TENORM Regulations

On August 18, 2017, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) formally proposed regulations providing additional requirements for the management of technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Incubate Illinois and Other Chicago Tech Resources

First, for those in attendance at the second annual Incubate Illinois Conference, held on July 12, thank you. You made the event a tremendous success. We set out to develop a forum where the greatest thought leaders in Chicago’s…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Environmental Enforcement Penalties Are Down Under the Trump Administration

Yesterday, the Environmental Integrity Project released a report finding that in the first sixth months of the Trump administration, the federal government has collected 60% less in civil penalties in environmental enforcement…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law
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