Significant and frequent changes in the energy and communications industries continue to challenge businesses of all sizes and all types, particularly in these difficult economic times. Changes in legislation and regulation have a residual effect on the marketplace. Businesses need to understand the impacts and how to reflect and capitalize on these developments in planning corporate tactics. The Energy, Communications, and Utility Law (ECU) Practice Group at McNees Wallace & Nurick helps you navigate these dynamic industries.
We provide counsel in addressing the business, regulatory, and legal needs of the energy industry. We focus on collaborating with you to achieve the best outcome for your business.
Our services include:
- Legal representation in regulatory, appellate, and legislative settings, involving both regulated and deregulated utility and communications services.
- Counseling and contracting for the negotiation and consumption of services including electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water, and sewer.
- Developing and implementing legislative and regulatory agendas.
- Providing analysis and counsel regarding energy and communications management:
- Natural gas commodity and transportation services.
- Electricity supply, transmission, and distribution services.
- Communication services, including independent telephone, cable television, and radio telephone companies, as well as inter-exchange telephone carriers, competitive access providers, and resellers of communications services.
- Evaluation and management of demand side resource participation.
- Administrative and accounting services.
- Development of conventional and renewable generation projects.
- Purchases and sales of renewable energy credits.
Our attorneys have appeared before utility regulatory commissions in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Hawaii and British Columbia, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission.
McNees Wallace & Nurick is the preeminent law firm for representation of industrial, manufacturing, and institutional consumers of energy: locally, regionally, and nationally.