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$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.

Rodger Kershner

Power Project Funding

Provided local counsel with respect to several billion dollars in acquisition financing or refinancing of power project funding. 

Rodger Kershner

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.

W. Michael Seidel

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.

W. Michael Seidel

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.

W. Michael Seidel

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.

W. Michael Seidel

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.

W. Michael Seidel

Counsel on Legislative Proposals

Counsel on various legislative proposals to support utility related lobbying efforts.

W. Michael Seidel

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.

Tom O'Neal

Flow-Through Withholding Audit

Represented a closely held energy company in Michigan flow-through withholding audit.

Nolan A. Yaldo