Greenspoon Marder’s Utilities & Energy Practice Group serves the legal, regulatory and planning needs of municipal and investor-owned energy companies and regulated utilities in Florida. We also counsel clients from a wide range of industries with utility concerns, such as government, agriculture, banking and real estate development, among others.
The statewide practice is comprised of attorneys with experience in the areas of administrative, environmental, land use, litigation, and public finance law, as well as lobbying. It’s that full-service approach to law that enables us to provide our clients with a broad base of knowledge and expertise. In fact, our team includes the former Director of Air Resource Management for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, former Chief Contracts Counsel for Orange County, Fla., former Special Counsel to United States Senator Bob Graham, and former General Counsel to St. John’s Water Management District.
Attorneys in the Utilities & Energy Practice Group have also had a hand in shaping the industry, having been involved in drafting legislation on behalf of public utility clients.
Greenspoon Marder handles an array of matters, including but not limited to:
- Alternative Energy Incentives
- Alternative Energy Manufacturing and Policy
- Clean Air
- Climate Change Related Issues
- Electric Generating Facilities
- Government Relations and Lobbying
- Regulatory Compliance and Defense
- Renewable Energy
- Telecommunications Issues
- Transmission Line Siting
- Utility Plant Siting
- Water and Wastewater
At Greenspoon Marder, our attorneys have worked with early-stage alternative energy and energy efficiency companies to identify federal, state, and local business incentives; state agencies in rethinking their policies toward promoting alternative energy manufacturing and regulatory approaches to energy issues; state universities to commercialize advanced renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
In addition, our attorneys have experience representing highly regulated entities and public companies in regulatory and administrative matters before state and federal courts and agencies, including the Florida Public Service Commission, Division of Administrative Hearings, Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation and numerous county commission boards.
Although we always aim to keep our clients out of the courtroom, Greenspoon Marder is well known for its capabilities in litigating complex matters. We have represented public utility companies in circuit court litigation, and we routinely handle appeals in the appellate courts and the Florida Supreme Court.