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Juan Morado Jr. Joins NKFI Board of Directors

Benesch is pleased to announce that Juan Morado Jr. has joined the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) improves the health and well-being of people at risk for or affected by kidney disease through prevention, education, and empowerment. In 1949, NKFI began as a small but mighty group of parents desperate to find a way to save their children from dying of childhood nephrosis. NKFI has since evolved into a multi-faceted non-profit organization that provides educational programs and support for individuals living with kidney disease and their families, continuing education programs for healthcare professionals, and advocacy to advance initiatives that directly affect the care and treatment of chronic kidney disease.

NKFI is an affiliate of the National Kidney Foundation based in New York, NY. The National Kidney Foundation and its affiliates and divisions fund more than one-third of all medical research for kidney disease performed in the U.S. The Illinois affiliate is a leader in educating the public about the prevention of kidney disease through its KidneyMobile®, which offers free screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic kidney disease.

Juan is a partner with Benesch's Healthcare+ Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. He has extensive experience in working with state and federal agencies, and providing strategic counsel to private and public corporations, organizations, and individuals. Juan advises hospitals, health systems, physician groups, pharmacies, cannabis business and other clients, helping them to ensure compliance while navigating complex regulatory requirements and implementation of industry best practices. Juan is one of the leading Certificate of Need (CON) attorneys in Illinois, successfully working with clients to establish new hospitals, surgery centers, nursing homes, and obtain regulatory approval for complex multi-million dollar facility changes of ownership. Juan also works with a wide range of clients dealing with both internal and government investigations, issues involving disadvantaged business enterprises, and property tax exemption appeals. Juan also assists clients through the federal, state, county, and city MBE/WBE/DBE certification and appeal process.

About Benesch

Benesch is an AmLaw 200 business law firm and limited partnership with offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Hackensack, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Wilmington. The firm is known for providing highly sophisticated legal services to national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations. Benesch's core practice areas include Corporate & Securities, Healthcare, 3iP (Innovations, Information Technology & Intellectual Property), Labor & Employment, Litigation, and Real Estate & Environmental. Some of the industries the firm concentrates in include Private Equity, Data Security & Privacy Specialty Chemicals, Banking, Healthcare, Polymers, Payment Systems, Transportation & Logistics, Energy & Natural Resources, Construction and Not-for-Profit. For more information, visit

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