About the firm

Our partners have spent years working in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of Illinois government, and we know how to effectively advocate for our clients in any situation.  We have been involved in some of the most contentious governmental issues to arise in the last decade, and have provided experienced counsel for a diverse list of clients in many different industries, including:

  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceuticals and Health Care
  • Telecommunications and Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Construction and Engineering

Our attorneys are experienced in many areas of governmental and regulatory law, including legislation, agency rulemaking, government procurement, executive clemency, governmental ethics and zoning.

In addition, we have often partnered with the top public affairs firms in Illinois to provide a full range of grass-roots and media strategy services to our clients.  Our experience has shown that a comprehensive approach to a legislative or regulatory problem is the best way to obtain a positive result for our clients.

Nicolay & Dart LLC is the exclusive Illinois member of The Advocacy Group, which is an international governmental affairs association providing services to clients in all 50 states and several foreign countries.  TAG allows us to assist our clients in obtaining superior governmental affairs services wherever the client’s need may arise.  Partner John Nicolay has served as President of TAG and is a member of its Board of Directors.

Nicolay & Dart, LLC is a proud, exclusive member of The Advocacy Group, Inc.