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Michael Strong

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When trade associations in the energy industry need to set market rules or advocate before state agencies; when individual renewable energy developers or owner/operators develop products, review operations and compliance, or develop or negotiate contracts; when financing parties and investors need to understand market rules their impact; when developers sell or when owner/operators acquire renewable energy assets; or when energy users have questions on anything related to energy—they turn to Michael. Michael works with everybody in or interacting with the customer-facing energy industry in Illinois and beyond except for utilities.

  • Lead litigation, stakeholder engagement, and informal outreach on behalf of national and state trade associations, on initiatives from consumer protection rule revisions to build-out of $800+ million solar incentive program
  • Work closely with business and other stakeholders at solar and retail energy providers on product development, strategy, compliance, and dispute resolution
  • Support acquisition/disposal and financing transactions for solar assets
  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of B2B and B2C contracts


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Dartmouth College, B.A. Government (with Honors) and Mathematics


  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Admitted to Practice in Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Registered Lobbyist
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