Chadbourne’s energy regulatory practice dates back to the birth of the independent power industry in the United States in the late 1970s. Over the years, Chadbourne lawyers have played an active role in the restructuring of natural gas and electricity markets in the US. Chadbourne’s regulatory expertise has served as the foundation for the firm’s representations as transactional counsel on a long list of landmark financings of power plants, gas transmission, liquefied natural gas and other infrastructure facilities that have placed the firm among the most preeminent energy practices in the world.
We advise and assist our clients before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in obtaining merger and acquisition approvals, regulatory exemptions, market-based rate and other rate and tariff authorizations and securities issuance approvals, as well as complaint and enforcement proceedings. Our lawyers have represented clients before the US Department of Energy in obtaining electricity export permits and presidential permits for the construction of transmission projects that cross international borders, and have advised clients on DOE permit authorizations for LNG exports. Chadbourne also has significant experience in transmission and interconnection issues, including advising clients on transmission and interconnection matters before FERC, state public utility commissions, and regional transmission organizations on a variety of transmission and interconnection procedures and agreements. The team regularly advises lenders and investors on the merits of power contracts and other offtake physical and financial hedging agreements, interconnection and transmission agreements, as well as the regulatory requirements associated with them.
Bob Shapiro’s practice focuses on the areas of project finance and energy. Mr. Shapiro represents industrial firms and developers that build, finance, own, operate, sell and use the energy output from renewable resource projects, conventional independent power facilities and transmission and...
Caileen Kateri Gamache (“Kat”) works with project developers, investors, utilities and financial marketers to find solutions to complex energy regulatory issues, develop ideas into operational projects, draft and negotiate material contracts and close deals. She routinely represents clients...