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.
Our 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 of our team’s attorneys are also trained mediators and engage in alternative dispute resolution.