Michael Best Joins MN Bio-Fuels

  • Wednesday, 21 June 2023 15:32


Minneapolis, June 22 - Leading law firm, Michael Best, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) as a vendor member. 

“We are pleased to welcome Michael Best as the newest member of MN Bio-Fuels. They have been a critical partner in helping Minnesota’s ethanol industry tackle complex legal and regulatory issues, from RFS compliance to environmental permitting. We thank them for their support and look forward to working together to strengthen the industry in the coming years,” said Brian Werner, executive director at MN Bio-Fuels.

Established in 1848, Michael Best provides a full range of legal services to clients around the world. 

Its areas of expertise includes environmental regulatory (including air and water compliance issues), commercial contracting (including grain contracting), merger and acquisitions, intellectual property, labor and employment relations (including employee benefits), litigation, corporate, government relations, political law, public policy, privacy and cybersecurity, real estate, tax and wealth planning. 

The firm’s lawyers have represented biofuel companies throughout the Midwest, including Minnesota, in areas such as corporate organization and governance, environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement defense, RIN generation and compliance issues.

Its services also include renewable biogas strategies and issues, carbon capture solution offtake agreements, occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) compliance and enforcement defense, protection of intellectual property, tax minimization strategies, real estate matter and other legal issues. 

“We have long valued our relationships with Minnesota biofuels producers and we look forward to working with the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association to ensure the industry remains a sustainable solution to solving the country’s transportation fuel needs,” said Porter Martin, partner at Michael Best and lead for the firm’s ethanol industry group. 

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