Ansley Watson, Jr.

Ansley Watson, Jr.: Attorney with Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen Professional Association AV stamp icon
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Practice Description

For almost 47 years, Mr. Watson has been actively involved before the Florida Public Service Commission on a variety of matters relating primarily to natural gas public utilities, an intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline, and non-utility electric generators. His natural gas utility experience includes representation of utilities in contested rate and recovery clause cases, franchise areas, special contracts, the regulatory treatment of natural gas contracts, new tariff provisions, and administrative rulemaking proceedings. His non-utility generator experience includes representation of such entities in connection with the negotiation or amendment of power purchase and interconnection agreements with electric public utilities, obtaining lender approval of amendments to power purchase agreements and other financing documents, and litigation involving disputes over various provisions of power purchase agreements between non-utility generators and electric public utilities. He has also advised clients with respect to the Florida Natural Gas Pipeline Siting Act, on which he provided input to the Florida Legislature before the law’s enactment.

During the same period, Mr. Watson has advised individual and trade association member clients with respect to food labeling and other regulated food issues, primarily in the area of fruit and vegetable juices and juice products.

Professional Recognition

Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Administrative & Governmental
  • Business & Corporate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
813.273.4321  Phone
University Attended:
Washington & Lee University, A.B., Psychology, 1967
Law School Attended:
Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 1970
Year of First Admission:
All Florida State Courts; U.S. Supreme Court

Bar Memberships

The Florida Bar
Hillsborough County Bar Association

Professional Memberships

Florida Citrus Processors Association, Executive Director (2013-2016)
National Juice Products Association, Executive Director (1999-2003)
Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables, Member (2002-2003)

1st Lt., U.S. Army Reserve, 1970-1975
Birth Information:
Tampa, Florida, April 24, 1945

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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    Tampa, FL
    One Tampa City Center, Suite 2000 , 201 North Franklin Street
    Tampa, FL 33602

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