Practice/Industry Group Overview
Representing clients in the energy, telecommunication, water and utility industries today requires a thorough understanding of the history and purposes of regulation, as well as the often very different objectives of regulation in the current environment. The law firm's broad experience in utilities regulation law enables our team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer to apply a thorough understanding of the regulated industries and related regulatory issues to resolve new regulatory challenges as they evolve.
Our Utility Law Services
We provide a full range of legal services, including:
- Litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, contract negotiation and regulatory compliance counseling
- Rate cases and other rate-setting proceedings
- Regulatory proceedings to determine the form of future regulation
- Applications for approval of merger or change of control
- Petitions for authorization to transfer utility property
- Comments on proposed regulations
- Litigation regarding disputes involving utilities, including price discrimination matters
- Right-of-way dispute resolution
- Service extension agreements
The law firm has decades of experience representing major utilities, large utility customers, municipalities and governmental entities before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and in the federal and state courts. Our experience in electric, gas, telephone, water, transmission line, cable television, solid waste, resource recovery and landfill matters allows us to navigate through the uncharted waters of utility deregulation and consolidation, bringing creative analyses and new approaches to an ever-changing environment.
Our Public Utilities Attorneys
The team is well recognized in the field of public utility regulation law. Members are often called upon to lecture for entities such as the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and at meetings of industry and trade organizations, such as the New Jersey State Bar Association Public Utility Law Section and the New Jersey Utilities Association. They are also consulted by legislative staff and administrative agencies on statutory and administrative proposals and policies.