Representative Work

Energy

  • Regulatory approvals for new renewable energy facilities
  • Special electric service contracts and energy supply agreements for large electric energy customers
  • Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) Agreements for new renewable energy facilities
  • Litigation of contested terms of PPA under Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act (PURPA) before state utilities commission
  • Ongoing regulatory compliance for natural gas local distribution companies
  • Organization of and general counsel to Carolinas Public Gas Association
  • Defense of multiple challenges to construction of 43-mile natural gas transmission pipeline
  • Representation of regional transmission organization

Land Use/Zoning

  • Local government permits for 1600-acre master-planned, mixed use development
  • Settlement of multi-year litigation regarding controversial non-conforming mining use
  • Permits for hundreds of wireless telecommunications facilities and networks across multiple jurisdictions
  • Appeals for judicial review of denials of land use permits
  • Conditional rezonings for various commercial real estate projects
  • Variances to accommodate property hardships

Administrative Law (Other)

  • Contested Case Hearings and appeals of regulatory enforcement actions to Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Contested hearings before professional licensing boards and agencies
  • Complaint proceedings before the North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Litigation of scope of municipal utility authority and governance structure
  • Public-private partnership for construction of new road/bypass