• Title examination
• Negotiation and preparation of natural gas purchase
• Energy financing
• Operating agreements
• Negotiation and preparation of agreements dealing with exploration and development of oil, gas, uranium and other natural resources
• Land acquisitions and easements
• Advising and negotiating electric power purchase contracts on behalf of industrial and commercial electric energy consumers
The Section represents a wide variety of clients in the energy business, including major oil companies, natural gas pipelines, electric transmission and distribution utilities, independent power producers, independent oil and gas operators, individual landowners and industrial and commercial consumers of oil, gas and electricity.
Attorneys represent the interests of landowners in negotiating leases and other agreements with oil and gas operators and enforcing such leases and agreements if necessary. Much of the significant litigation handled by the firm is energy and land title related. In those types of cases, members of this group usually take an active role in assisting the members of the Litigation Section.
Attorneys are also involved in representing electric utilities in administrative matters before State and local agencies, advising and negotiating electric power purchase contracts on behalf of industrial and commercial electric energy consumers, and assisting energy and electric transmission companies in negotiating contracts.
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