We represent public utilities and non-utility participants in a broad range of state regulatory proceedings in New England. Clients appreciate our deep understanding of the natural gas, electric, communications and water industries and the regulatory process by which they are regulated. We have handled nearly every type of state regulatory proceeding ranging from approvals of utility mergers and acquisitions to management audits and investigations.
The firm represent buyers and sellers of energy in wholesale and retail transactions, including long-term contracts designed to promote the development of renewable energy generating resources and the reduction of carbon in the energy supply chain. We also assist energy facility project developers in government-sponsored competitive bid processes and advise competitive retail suppliers on compliance matters.
Our appellate practice includes the representation of appellants, appellees, petitioners and respondents in appeals, petitions and writs in federal and state appellate courts. Clients appreciate that our briefs are well researched and carefully written. Even before the appeal is filed we consult with trial counsel during the litigation by conducting research, writing motions and strategizing to ensure that all issues are properly preserved for a potential appeal.
When the relationships among a public utility, its regulator and its customers becomes challenging, we work with the company to develop effective strategies to rebalance the relationships. We have a proven track record of helping companies mend relationships with their regulators and customers, including when the issues involve public safety, customer service and reliability.