Who We Are

Cheryl I. Aaron, Senior Counsel
Cheryl counsels clients on blockchain/distributed ledger technology, including the potential business regulatory implications for the commodities, banking, and derivatives industries. She drafts and negotiates derivatives documentation on behalf of financial institutions, commodity trading firms, and other companies (including both end-users and swap dealers), and advises on compliance with banking and derivatives laws and regulations, including those promulgated under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Anne C. Canfield*
, Partner
As a Partner with Michael Best Strategies, Anne’s work involves providing strategic planning, policy advice, and representational services to major corporations on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues in the financial services industry, tax and trade, health care, infrastructure, and budget policy areas. Through her affiliated firm, Canfield Press, LLC, she publishes specialized financial publications, including the GSE Report and the Disruption Report.

Brad R. Jacobsen, Partner
Brad has extensive Corporate and Securities experience including in securities compliance, contract drafting and raising capital matters. Brad speaks frequently regarding corporate startup and capital raising matters and publishes prolifically on related topics.

Brian T. Mangum, Senior Counsel
Brian leverages his diverse legal and technical experience to help clients protect their business interests and valuable intellectual property rights. His practice covers a range of intellectual property services, including representing clients in intellectual property litigation and post-grant review proceedings.  In addition to the counsel of start-up businesses on intellectual property and corporate matters, Brian also advises clients on all aspects of their portfolios, including planning, valuation, and monetization.

Lyndon L. Ricks, Partner
Lyndon advises businesses from a wide variety of industries on a broad spectrum of corporate and transactional issues. Known to his clients as an informed and experienced businessman who is also a lawyer, he helps them with corporate and commercial matters including securities, buying and selling businesses, and creating and organizing new lines of business.

Travis D. Shea, Senior Associate
Clients benefit from the years of experience Travis gained working in Illinois’ legislature. As a senior associate with Michael Best Strategies, he focuses his work in the areas of state budget, state bonding, capital budgeting, economic development, and gaming.

Evan S. Strassberg, Partner
Evan Strassberg is a civil litigator who holds active licenses in both Utah and California. Evan has extensive experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including defense of consumer class actions and disputes regarding trademarks, breach of contract, fraud, securities, employment discrimination, eminent domain, and personal injury.