Energy, Infrastructure, & Utilities
$50MM+ Saved in Property Tax Over-Assessments
Represented a national private equity company in connection with serial over-assessment of a power plant for property tax purposes. To date, the client has saved an estimated $50MM in taxes, a sum which is expected to increase.
Power Project Funding
Provided local counsel with respect to several billion dollars in acquisition financing or refinancing of power project funding.
Counsel for Electric, Gas, Water and Sewer Utilities
Since the 1980s, served as counsel for Illinois electric, gas, water, and sewer utilities on general revenue requirement rate cases and various ICC initiatives and rulemakings pursuant to the landmark Illinois Customer Choice law.
Counsel for Major Electric and Gas Utility in Reorganization Proceedings
Served as counsel in reorganization proceedings, including holding company formation of a major electric and gas utility, its sale to a global energy company, and state regulatory approvals of acquisitions of utility companies and power plants.
Counsel on Energy Matters
Counsel on energy matters regarding regulatory issues arising out of a broad range of transactions and activities, certification requirements for competitive electric and gas suppliers, service territory disputes under the Electric Supplier Act, and power plant certification, cancellation, and retirement proceedings.
Counsel on Various Energy Matters
Counsel regarding annual reconciliation proceedings for electric, gas, and water and sewer utility automatic adjustment clause tariffs, utility customer complaint proceedings, utility rate design tariff filings, and approvals for service territory additions.
Counsel for Lender
Advised a co-lender in $500MM revolving and term facility for regional national gas pipeline.
Counsel on Various Energy Matters Involving the ICC
Served as lead counsel regarding interventions in various ICC rulemakings, including ICC rules of practice, general filing requirements for utility rate increases, right of way acquisitions, customer payment, deposit rules, and appeals of ICC rate and rulemaking orders.
Counsel on Legislative Proposals
Counsel on various legislative proposals to support utility related lobbying efforts.
Appellate Court Affirms Judgment of $3MM for Energy Company
Represented a publicly traded energy company in Illinois federal courts. Our client recovered in excess of $3MM including attorney's fees after a motion for summary judgment and appellate review.
Flow-Through Withholding Audit
Represented a closely held energy company in Michigan flow-through withholding audit.
Successful Defense of Private Utility
Defended a private utility company before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court in a high stakes tax valuation dispute, obtaining favorable decisions from the appellate courts.
$2.2MM Win for Renewable Energy Company
Represented a renewable energy company and recovered $2.2 MM in a lawsuit when faulty electrical work resulted in a fire that destroyed a commercial-scale wind turbine in Mexico.
Counsel to Developers of Wind Energy Projects
Represented some of the largest developers of wind energy projects in the U.S. to assemble or acquire necessary acreage for utility-scale projects in 12 states. In several cases, we were able to cause simultaneous agreement among a major project developer and up to 80 landowners.
General Counsel to International Energy Holding Company
Served as general counsel to an international energy holding company with investments in distribution utilities, non-utility power generation, long-haul pipelines, and oil and gas E&P. In that capacity, we represented the company in the acquisition of more than $5B of interstate pipeline and power generation projects.