At Sandberg Phoenix, our Energy and Natural Resources Practice is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of legal professionals equipped to handle the complex requirements of utilities and companies operating in the energy, public water supply, telephone and sewer industries. We apply a thorough understanding of the business environment and regulatory structure with an emphasis on long-term issue prevention and immediate conflict resolution to each case.
We’ve represented political subdivision owned, investor-owned and cooperatively held utilities, both operating under and exempt from state economic regulation, as well as industrial and large-use customers as lobbyists in the state legislature and in a broad range of legal matters.
Sandberg Phoenix’s industry-specific legal work includes handling rate increases, complaints, and rules, both before state regulatory commissions and in proceedings involving unregulated political subdivisions, rulemaking proceedings, franchise tax matters, facility expansion and financing and environmental regulation. Our attorneys also continually educate themselves on statutory, judicial and regulatory developments, as well as policy changes affecting the energy, utilities and natural resources industries.
Our litigation team also handles a variety of other matters, including contract and intellectual property disputes, antitrust and employment and labor issues. We are equipped to practice before state utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state and federal courts. Several Sandberg Phoenix attorneys are also trained mediators and engage in alternative dispute resolution.
Sandberg Phoenix also handles a broad range of business and transactional matters, including negotiation and formation of business structures, contracts and relationships, mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisitions and sales, capital market and commercial bank financing, bankruptcy and restructuring. We also represent clients in property purchase and sales, zoning, land-use, eminent domain and other real estate matters.