Mr. Kreucher has broad experience in highly regulated and complex industries.
His twenty year career has been evenly divided between executive positions in Fortune 100 companies and private practice; that background leads to practical advice which considers both legal risks and operational goals.
Mr. Kreucher has extensive experience in energy, automotive, and telecommunications matters. He regularly supervises regulatory issues for clients and provides representation before state and federal agencies and tribunals. Mr. Kreucher has supervised activities related to over $20 billion in acquisitions over his career, and has personally negotiated and documented hundreds of complex commercial transactions including automotive supplier agreements, real estate matters, and government contracts.
With respect to energy, Mr. Kreucher represents independent power producers in regulatory, development, and property tax issues. He is particularly experienced in wind energy matters, where he is actively engaged by both wind developers and landowners. He has represented developers in a number of proceedings before state commissions and the FERC, and regularly advises on land control, tax, zoning, and transactional matters. Mr. Kreucher has also represented more than 200 landowners in wind lease and easement negotiations, and currently represents 130 landowners in condemnation proceedings related to the construction of a new high-voltage transmission line.
In the automotive industry, Mr. Kreucher regularly provides advice and representation to component manufacturers and suppliers. He is experienced in the negotiation and drafting of master supply agreements, tolling arrangements, commodity supply agreements, offshore agreements, logistics agreements and credit and security arrangements. Mr. Kreucher also advises the industry on regulatory compliance issues, property tax matters, and activities surrounding mergers and acquisitions.
With respect to the telecommunications industry, Mr. Kreucher's current representations include private cable operators, owners of multiple dwelling units, and local governments. He regularly advises on property access issues, franchising matters, and service agreements.
Mr. Kreucher received a B.G.S. with concentrations in communications, economic and business from the University of Michigan in 1985. He was an honors scholar and received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1991. Mr. Kreucher received top-of-class honors in eleven subjects while at law school; four of those awards were received in legal research and writing, scholarly writing and oral advocacy.