who we are

"[Mel] is very  thorough, very polite and a very formidable opponent.  He works his issues diligently like a good advocate should."

          - Chicago Law Bulletin, January 17, 2012 -

Nancy Vasquez is a Government Relations Specialist focused on Illinois legislative initiatives.  Nancy is a former legislative assistant for a state legislator and has managed several legislative campaigns for local and state-wide candidates.  Her clients include public and private sector entities involved in gaming, pension systems and educational institutions.  Nancy specializes in community outreach, coalition building, grassroots organization and issue development.  Nancy also provides business development for companies in Asia, Central America and the South Pacific seeking to establish a presence in Illinois

"Over the years I have found Mel Nickerson an effective advocate, leveraging a wide array if bi-partisan relationships and throughly researching issues to achieve success."

        - KJ Loerop, Lake Shore Recycling Systems - 

Accurate Strategies is a legal boutique created to assist in the successful implementation of legislative initiatives through the Illinois General Assembly. 
Accurate Strategies’ creator and Director is Melville (“Mel”) Nickerson, a 1999 graduate of IIT Chicago Kent Law School, externes for Federal Judge Ann Williams, is a former trial attorney, appellate attorney for the Illinois Attorney General's Office, regulatory attorney before the Illinois Commerce Commission and Deputy Director of the Illinois Energy and Recycling Office, appointed by Governor Patrick Quinn to manage budget of $85 million and develop innovative program initiatives.  Mel has led several legislative initiatives through the General Assembly and is well versed in legislative strategy, coalition building and the execution of strategic initiatives.
Accurate Strategies is currently engaged in initiatives with Fortune 500 Companies, the Illinois General Assembly and NGO's. 

"Mel is a tenacious workhorse. Constantly looking for ways to improve the odds, Mel is both smart and strategic. I'd hire him again in a heartbeat."

       - Dave Lundy BEST Coalition -