Practice Areas & Industries: Nexsen Pruet, LLC


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The issues facing businesses in today’s energy sector are complex – and so are the legal matters.

At Nexsen Pruet, we have the backgrounds and capabilities necessary to help energy companies maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks confronting the industry. With real-world experience and extensive technical and legal abilities, our attorneys employ practical, problem-solving strategies for cooperative organizations, public and private entities, and financial institutions providing capital and services to energy-related initiatives.

We stay at the forefront of emerging issues and trends and have established a proven track record at the state, local, and federal levels.

Far-Reaching Capabilities Across a Broad Range of Issues

Although our attorneys have an extensive depth of knowledge in a full spectrum of matters, we focus a significant amount of attention counseling clients in issues related to environmental, natural resources, agricultural, governmental,  land use sale, and economic development law. We are particularly well-versed in electric cooperative law, advising clients in electric-service rights, eminent domain, pole attachments, easements, service/contract litigation and regulation.

Our capabilities include:

  • General corporate and bylaw issues
  • Territorial disputes
  • Environmental issues
  • Easements, real estate, and condemnation
  • Electro-magnetic field litigation
  • Personal injury, wrongful death, and property damage
  • Wrongful disconnection of electric service
  • Electric meter tampering
  • Class action defense
  • Service policy issues
  • Capital credit issues
  • Cooperative financing

We represent cooperative organizations, public and private entities, and financial institutions providing capital and services to energy projects/industries.

Economic development is also a key component within our Energy Practice Group. As a strong advocate for economic development, we work closely with site selectors and our local community partners throughout the southeast to recruit, retain and expand businesses of all sizes. Our commitment to serving our clients earned Nexsen Pruet accolades in Southern Business and Development magazine as one of the “Best Economic Development Service Providers in the South” in its 2009 "Trade Allies" directory.

Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

EPA Strengthens Power Plant Water Discharge Regulations
James W. Potter, October 22, 2015
On September 30, 2015, the EPA finalized a revision to its wastewater effluent standards for power plants. The new regulation (which takes effect sixty days after Federal Register publication of the revision) updates a 1982 standard for power plant wastewater discharges.

Sixth Circuit Stays New 'Waters of the United States' Wetlands Rules
Charles S. Carter, October 22, 2015
On October 9th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay precluding implementation of controversial new rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) in May defining the scope of “waters of the United...

EPA, Corps of Engineers Issue New Clean Water Act Rule
James W. Potter, June 18, 2015
On May 27, 2015 the EPA and the Corps of Engineers issued a prepublication version of its final rule to define "waters of the United States" 40 CFR 230. Soon the final rule will be published in the Federal Register and will take effect sixty days after publication.