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Cheryl Dancey Balough

Balough Law Offices, LLC

Chicago, IL, USA


Cheryl’s passion is teaching. When she works with clients, she not only endeavors to solve their legal issues but also gives guidance to help their businesses succeed. She advises closely held businesses and start-ups on issues related to cyberspace, privacy, e-commerce, corporate formation, contracts, and advertising. Cheryl also protects her clients’ trademarks, copyrights, ideas, and trade secrets as they start new ventures or grow their business. Her clients include high technology enterprises, traditional brick and mortar companies, e-commerce providers, food businesses, and other ventures.

Complimenting her legal skills are her 20 years as a marketing executive after earning an MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Cheryl has practical experience to understand the challenges facing businesses and their need to continually innovate without incurring excessive risks. In her marketing career, she was frustrated when lawyers said no but offered no alternative solution. Cheryl works with clients to enable them to reach their goals.

Cheryl has been recognized by her peers as a Leading Lawyer® in Chicago for closely held companies and by Super Lawyers® rating service as a Rising Star in business and corporate law

A principal at Balough Law Offices, LLC, Cheryl is the chair of the ABA Business Law Section Cyberspace Law Committee. She is an adjunct professor of copyright law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a guest lecturer at The Hatchery Chicago and the Women’s Business Development Center.

Cheryl’s publications include articles in Chicago-Kent Law Review, The Business Lawyer, and Business Law Today and chapters in Internet Law for the Business Lawyer and RFIDs, Near-Field Communications, and Mobile Payments: A Guide for Lawyers.
Cheryl Dancey Balough is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Cybersecurity and Global Privacy Challenges and Compliance Strategies Outline of Key Issues (February 2018) - Compliance & Ethics Essentials 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
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