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Keegan Werlin LLP 
Boston, Massachusetts
(Suffolk Co.)

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Keegan Werlin LLP (KW) specializes in developing creative solutions to complex challenges. KW's attorneys include industry leaders in the areas presented below:

Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
Keegan Werlin LLP is well recognized for its expertise in all facets of administrative law, particularly within regulated industries such as:

· Public Utilities
· Energy Facilities Siting
· Telecommunications

Our broad background in this area has made us an industry leader in representing electric generators and developers of energy production, delivery and storage infrastructure, as well as regulated and competitive retail energy providers and large energy users interested in exploring creative procurement strategies.

In particular, Keegan Werlin is known for its work with regulated electric, gas and telecommunications companies. As regulated companies, our clients confront the challenge of achieving financial success in a forum that is limited by state law and regulation, and is subject to highly charged political debate and is experiencing fundamental change as a result of mergers and acquisitions, technological advances and legislative initiatives to restructure the industry. With over 20 years of experience in helping clients to meet these challenges successfully, Keegan Werlin is well positioned in terms of its ability to navigate the legislative, executive and judicial forums in Massachusetts.

We have successfully represented our regulated industry clients in virtually every court of the Commonwealth, as well as before the principal rate setting and permitting agencies at the state and locals levels. From power plants to pipelines and cellular towers to windmills, Keegan Werlin has unrivaled experience and knowledge of the project-development landscape.

KW attorneys in this practice area represent clients as local, regional and national counsel. Our attorneys work closely with clients to explore the benefits and risks of litigation and settlement, including consideration of available dispute-resolution alternatives. Our attorneys specialize in developing realistic and cost-effective litigation strategies that are tailored to meet client objectives. With substantial expertise and client involvement, we are able to achieve positive results at a reasonable cost.

· Our practice includes, but is not limited to:
· Commercial disputes
· Product Liability matters
· Environmental matters
· Insurance Coverage disputes
· Premises and General Liability matters
· Personal Injury matters
· Land Use and Zoning matters
· Probate matters
· Employment law
· Construction law

Environmental, Municipal and Land Use
KW maintains a strong focus in the practice areas of Environmental, municipal and land-use matters due to the significance of these issues for public and private development. Attorneys practicing in this area have extensive expertise with environmental impact review and regulatory permitting, local zoning compliance, subdivision approval and site-plan review. Our attorneys also specialize in the resolution of contaminated site liability, including representation of contribution claims and pursuit of insurance coverage. KW is recognized for its expertise with all aspects of Brownfields Redevelopment and has a successful track record of obtaining financial incentives and liability relief, including the first Covenant Not To Sue under the Brownfields program from the Office of the Attorney General.

Governmental and Legislative Relations
Our legislative practice is tailored to meet the particular needs of the individual client. The firm's legislative tracking and monitoring service provides clients with "eyes and ears" at the State House to help in anticipating legislative initiatives that may affect the client's interests. As legislative advocates, we develop and implement strategic plans to promote or defeat legislative initiatives consistent with the client's interest. A client's interests are conveyed to key legislators, organizations and associations to secure a broad base of support. We also assist clients in monitoring and providing input to proposed regulatory actions of various state agencies with a nexus to the client's personal or business objectives.

Business and Corporate
KW provides strategic advice and counsel on all aspects of establishing and operating various forms of business entities, such as corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, including:

· Incorporating and structuring new businesses
· Partnership agreements
· Limited liability company operating agreements
· Limited liability partnership agreements
· Business contracts
· Employment contracts
· Independent contractor agreements
· Corporate buy-sell agreements
· Purchase and sale of businesses
· Family business succession planning
· Mergers and acquisitions
· Dissolutions, shareholder and partner disputes
· Employer/employee relations
· Copyright and trademark issues

The firm's central objective is the complete satisfaction of its clients' business and personal strategies consistent with their financial goals. We take great pride in our ability to understand our clients' businesses, the industries in which they operate and their priorities for achieving success. We are committed to ensuring ongoing communication with our clients at all stages of representation.
Keegan Werlin is able to offer clients a keen awareness of the needs of private industry, as well as the perspectives of administrative agencies and the courts, so that clients receive a seamless, multi-disciplined approach to their issues.


Statement of Practice Summary:
Employment/Labor Law; Energy and Regulatory Law; Electricity Regulation; Gas Regulation; Telecommunications Regulation; Siting and Licensing; Mergers and Acquisitions; Energy Procurement; Appellate Litigation; Insurance Regulation; Trial/Litigation; Environmental Administrative Law; Personal Injury; Insurance; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Real Estate; Employment Law.

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