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Energy and Utilities Overview

Jimerson Birr provides an array of legal services for companies engaged in the exploration, production, operation, management and provision of energy products. Our Energy and Utilities Industry Team serves oil and gas drilling and production companies, exploration and refining companies, construction companies, shipping and transportation companies, mining companies, providers of alternative energy sources such as hydro, wind and solar energy, and electric, gas and water utility companies. The attorneys at Jimerson Birr also provide development and construction advice for our clients looking to expand operations or engage in energy exploration operations. In support of the sector, our Energy and Utilities Industry Team also assists industry companies for development, bridge, construction and term debt financing, equity financing, joint ventures and other development agreements. Further, our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to tap into the firm’s resources in the real estate, environmental, land use, and construction services offerings in order to address operational, regulatory and contracting issues that may arise. We work closely with clients to suffocate their hottest burning, most exasperating legal fires, and have handled matters whose upshots have, or will, alter how energy is valued, distributed, stored and sold.

In addition, Jimerson Birr attorneys provide full-service litigation and litigation support in all types of contested matters. Our attorneys have experience litigating project finance and development disputes, including financial defaults, coal, oil and natural gas rights, production and royalty disputes, Federal False Claims Act litigation, construction and major equipment lawsuits, contested corporate transactions, capital investment disputes, shareholder disputes, securities litigation and employment law matters, among many other things. When the pressure is mounting, Jimerson Birr is the law firm to hire. Whether your company is facing a one-off matter or a portfolio of disputes, our team will work with you to develop a sensible, cost-effective approach to litigation coordinated across jurisdictions. Our Energy and Utilities Industry attorneys are prepared to take any case to trial and are experienced in all stages of contested litigation. At the same time, our distinctive trial experience enables us to resolve cases short of trial upon the most favorable terms possible, where appropriate. Our industry focus and problem-solving approach seeks to keep the overall business goals at the forefront as we work with your company to minimize corporate risk. Jimerson Birr’s commitment to excellence will enable us to handle your legal matter in accordance with the firm’s high standards of client service and results-driven orientation. 

Who We Serve

  • Oil and Gas Drilling and Production Companies
  • Hydropower, Wind and Solar Power Companies
  • Water, Electric and Natural Gas Utilities

WHAT WE DO FOR THE ENERGY AND UTILITIES INDUSTRY

Jimerson Birr recognizes that companies in the risky, complex, and fast-paced energy and utilities sector depend on sound counsel for mission-critical operational, legal and regulatory issues. We are committed to the goal of helping energy and utilities companies and executives mitigate risk and prevent problems before they arise or escalate.

  • We stay fully apprised of changes to energy and utility laws and industry trends in order to proactively keep our clients informed through our educational efforts and industry wide training initiatives.
  • We draft and guide documents in a manner that will make the language more understandable, address the primary risks of your particular business, and bring the documents into compliance with changes in law or trends in the industry.
  • Our dedication to efficient and cost-conscious practice of law, in conjunction with innovative and flexible compensation terms, enable us to help energy and utilities companies effectively plan and maintain their budgets without surprise.
  • We have the resources and bandwidth to address legal issues which may occur in the everyday management and operation of the business.

Our Energy and Utilities Industry Attorneys cover all aspects of a company’s legal needs, with specialty service offerings centered around:

  • Technology Litigation
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Energy and Utility Litigation
  • Environmental Diligence, Compliance, Permitting and Mitigation
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Real Estate Transactions & Disputes
  • Electric Utility Rates, Service, and Contracts
  • Water and Wastewater Utility Rates, Service, and Contracts
  • FERC and State PUC Licensing and Certification Proceedings
  • FERC and State PUC Enforcement Proceedings
  • Coal, Oil and Natural Gas Pricing, Production and Royalty Disputes

More than just Energy and Utilities Industry Law specialists, Jimerson Birr has a team of attorneys with experience and expertise in every legal issue you may encounter, including:

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Charles B. Jimerson
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Client Success

Represented Underground Utility Contractor in Successful Bid Protest Against City of Jacksonville

Represented an underground utility contractor in a successful bid protest of a contract award by the City of Jacksonville in which the City reversed the original award decision and awarded the contract to the client based on arguments related to compliance with small and emerging business requirements.

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Represented Petroleum Company Dispute Over Insurance Coverage and Liabilities

Represented petroleum company in declaratory action regarding disputes of insurance coverage and premium liabilities.

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President of Natural Gas Company Testimonial

Jimerson Birr is always who we go to when our company needs quick action. Their turnaround time on hot-button issues to our utility company is unrivaled. From compliance, environmental diligence, permitting, mitigation and beyond, I have never brought an issue to them that they cannot handle and craft a plan of action that best fits our needs. I have referred many to Jimerson Birr for varied legal matters across multiple sectors and this is due to my immense trust for what these attorneys are able to accomplish.

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General Counsel for Solar Energy Company Testimonial

When dealing with a land use and zoning issue, we brought in Jimerson Birr when we needed advanced legal representation. Their ability to quickly traverse the matter and get up to speed was done with nothing but finesse. With fine focus and detail, they were able to help us find a solution for what was becoming a contentious matter. We kept them on board for the next phase of our expansion and are more than pleased with their service.

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