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Electric Cooperatives

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Our Electric Cooperatives Practice provides specific advocacy and advice for electric cooperatives. With nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, our team understands the unique challenges faced by electric cooperatives. We provide timely, seasoned advice on regulatory, transactional, legislative and corporate governance matters. Our deep experience working within the unique ownership and governance structure of cooperatives informs and enhances our legal services in every transaction, project and proceeding on behalf of our co-op clients.

The Electric Cooperatives Practice works closely with attorneys from across the firm’s practice areas, including litigation, environmental, corporate, real estate and land use, renewable energy and government relations.

CORPORATE AND TAX

  • Corporate Governance Counsel
  • Corporate Disclosures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Issues – Federal, State, and
  • Local Planning and Controversy

CONSTRUCTION

  • Site Options and Acquisitions
  • Major Equipment Procurement
  • Construction, Design & Engineering Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation

LITIGATION

  • Commercial Litigation

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Energy Resource Planning
  • Environmental
  • FCC Broadband Matters
  • Generation Facilities – Development of Nuclear, Coal, Gas, and Renewable Facilities
  • Interconnection Agreements
  • Joint Use Arrangements for Generation and Transmission Assets
  • Pole Attachment Agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Project Development
  • Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Energy Credit Transactions
  • Retail Competition
  • Wholesale Power Contracts

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

  • FCC Broadband Matters
  • State Utility Commission Proceedings
  • Affiliate Arrangements Including Broadband
  • CPCNs for Generating Facilities, and Telecommunications Services
  • Corporate Filings
  • Financing Arrangements
  • Pole Attachment Agreement Disputes
  • Prepaid Electric Service Compliance
  • Rate Increases
  • Reserved Names
  • Rulemakings
  • Tariff Changes
  • Utility Transfers (Acquisitions, Dispositions and Mergers)

EMPLOYMENT

  • Labor and Employment
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Benefits

FINANCE AND REAL ESTATE

  • Financing with RUS, CFC, CoBank and Commercial Lenders
  • Facilities Agreements
  • Land Use
  • Lease Arrangements

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

  • Policy Analysis and Development
  • Legislative Drafting
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Legislative Advocacy

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Trademarks
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