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Recognizing that energy issues and their economic, environmental and legal implications have never been more important, McGuireWoods’ cross-discipline, cross-practice energy industry team brings together legal, policy, energy technology and business experience to meet the challenges our clients face.

Our energy industry experience has been recognized for the depth of our bench (more than 80 interdisciplinary lawyers) and the extent of our experience. We have been serving some of our energy clients for nearly 50 years. On Law360’s 2012 Largest Law Firms list, McGuireWoods’ energy practice ranked 12 out of 100 top firms.

As the industry has changed, McGuireWoods’ energy lawyers have been part of its evolution. Our experience crosses sectors and legal practice areas, and we represent electric and gas utilities; independent and renewable generation developers; coal, natural gas (conventional and unconventional), uranium, petroleum, and renewable fuel suppliers, maturing cleantech companies and start-ups (biomass, hydroelectric, solar and wind). Our team experience also includes the financing, organization management, purchase and sale of energy projects, ventures and resources. Our lawyers and consultants understand the energy business, the regulatory environment and other challenges facing energy-related businesses.

Experienced lawyers from our energy, environmental, mergers and acquisitions, finance, capital markets, real estate development, tax and litigation practice groups, along with representatives from our public-affairs subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting, work together to help our clients with a wide range of issues.

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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Diversified energy producer

Representation of a diversified energy producer in a 14-count case pending in Greene County, Pa., which includes claims that the seminal (CBM) Hoge case should be overturned. It includes a horizontal trespass claim based on allegations that CBM outside the main bench of the Pittsburgh seam is not part of the Pittsburgh seam and a quiet title claim related to a boundary dispute. Partial summary judgment was granted upholding the CBM Hoge decision.
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Tesoro Logistics LP

Representation of Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP) in connection with its $2.5 billion acquisition of QEP Field Services, LLC, a pipeline and gas-processing company formerly owned by QEP Resources Inc. (NYSE: QEP).
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Negotiated the contract for the purchase of the electric distribution system at Henderson Hall, Arlington, Virginia and its proposed 50-year service on behalf of a power and energy company with the U.S. Army.
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Fortune 150 independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products

Representation of a Fortune 150 independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products in connection with its $270 million acquisition of crude and refined oil, terminalling, storage and pipeline assets.
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Publicly-traded propane provider

Representation of a publicly-traded propane provider in its private offering of high-yield debt securities to a group of underwriters led by three banks.
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Fortune 500 gas and electric utility

Representation of a Fortune 500 gas and electric utility in a condemnation matter in which client sought order confirming right to exercise eminent domain authority and preliminary injunctive relief for immediate possession of easements necessary for construction of natural gas pipeline pursuant to authority under the Natural Gas Act. This was a case of first impression in Maryland.
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Fortune 500 gas and electric utility

Representation of a Fortune 500 gas and electric utility in negotiations with the EEOC concerning allegations that the company insisted that certain employees sign general release agreements that contained provisions that violate Title VII.
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Power provider

Advising a power provider on its use of NMTCs and other federal subsidies for construction of a new power plant, and explaining the differences between federal tax subsidies and their impact on the structuring of financing for the project.
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Solid waste company

Advising a solid waste company on the use of NMTCs for expansions at several landfills.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of purchaser in the acquisition of seven project companies for the development of six separate solar energy projects, and a transmission line to serve two of those projects.
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Natural gas and oil company

Representation of a natural gas and oil company in a breach of contract and promissory estoppel case. Plaintiff alleged that client offered to enter into an oil and gas lease with plaintiff, plaintiff accepted the offer, and client later refused to enter into the lease. The alleged lease bonus payment was well above the going rate for bonuses. McGuireWoods' attorneys deposed former plaintiffs’ counsel, plaintiff, and a third-party. After uncovering detrimental facts to plaintiff’s case in these depositions, plaintiff agreed to immediately discontinue the lawsuit.
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International steel conglomerate

Defense of international steel conglomerate against claim brought by consultant who provided services related to the $600 million acquisition of a metallurgical coal company. The consultant alleged breach of an oral agreement to pay him a commission on the sale of nearly $10million. Summary judgment is pending.
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Solar power solutions provider

Representation of BBOXX Limited, a provider of solar power solutions to off-grid consumers in the developing world, in relation to the Series A funding from Khosla Impact Fund 1, LLC and Synergy Growth Nominee Limited, and related matters.
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Large European based electronic and electrical engineering company

Representation of large European based electronic and electrical engineering company in ERISA benefits case. The former employee alleged that our client violated ERISA by improperly calculating his benefits under a special type of pension plan known as a “top hat plan,” available only to senior executives. The dispute centered on the former executive’s years of credited service, the amount of the employee’s average compensation and the amount of an offset for an early distribution the executive took from his pension before he retired. Achieved a full defense verdict following a bench trial. The court found for our client on all disputed areas regarding the benefit calculation.
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Large U.S. non-residential retail energy supplier

Successfully negotiated a favorable collective bargaining agreement with the Utility Workers for large U.S. non-residential retail energy supplier.
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Energy-efficient heat transfer solutions manufacturer

Stock purchase of family of companies that manufacture energy-efficient niche heat transfer solutions. The company’s products are engineered-to-order, and used in the oil and gas processing, power, food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries.
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Diversified energy producer

Representation of a diversified energy producer in a multi-count case in the Western District of Virginia alleging that defendant dumped contaminated water into mine voids when they did not have a legal right to do so.
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Petrochemical companies

Represent major oil company seeking to recover from its liability insurers tens of millions in defense costs and settlements related to numerous underlying MTBE-related product liability claims
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One of the world’s leading, international commodities trading and logistics companies

Defense of one of the world’s leading, international commodities trading and logistics companies in a suit which claimed our client breached a partnership agreement pertaining to supplying petroleum products. We moved to dismiss the action and it was granted by the court based on the ground of improper venue. This matter is currently on appeal.
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Ashley Allen Ashley K. Allen
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1918
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Gordon R Alphonso Gordon R. Alphonso
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5716
F: +1 404 443 5783
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James M Anderson III James M. Anderson III
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 804 775 1044
F: +1 804 698 2155
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T:+1 412 667 7918
F: +1 804 698 2155

Heather M Welch Heather Welch Arbogast
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4459
F: +1 410 659 4599
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Frank B Atkinson Frank B. Atkinson
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4376
F: +1 804 698 2226
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Joel Bannister Joel Bannister
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6412
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Amber Barnes Amber S. Barnes
Asst. VP, State Government Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
1301 Gervais Street
Suite 1050
Columbia, SC 29201

T: +1 803 251 2314
F: +1 803 251 2315
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Evan Bayh Evan Bayh
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 828 2825
F: +1 202 828 3331
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John C Beane John C. Beane
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5714
F: +1 404 443 5794
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Thomas Becket Thomas L. Becket
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8220
F: +1 310 956 3120
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Marshall Beil Marshall Beil
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7004
F: +1 212 715 2319
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Elizabeth Laningham Bellamy Elizabeth Laningham Bellamy
Associate
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906

T: +1 713 353 6694
F: +1 713 571 9652
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Maurice A Bellan Maurice A. Bellan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 202 857 2400
F: +1 202 828 2981
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T:+1 410 659 4438
F: +1 410 659 4599

Chad Bernard Cameron C. Bernard
Asst. VP, Strategic Communications McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1939
F: +1 804 698 2013
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Barry Biggar Barry Peter Biggar
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7010
F: +1 212 715 6270
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Tyler Bishop Tyler W. Bishop
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1916
F: +1 804 698 2266
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Jonathan T Blank Jonathan T. Blank
Partner
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288

T: +1 434 977 2509
F: +1 434 980 2258
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Candace Ali Blydenburgh Candace Ali Blydenburgh
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4772
F: +1 804 698 2034
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Kevin Boardman J. Kevin Boardman
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6403
F: +1 214 932 6499
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William J Boddy William J. Boddy
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1625
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Robert Bogdanffy Robert Bogdanffy
Associate Government Relations, Emerging European Markets McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
America House
West Wing, 7th Floor
4-8 Bd. Nicolae Titulescu
Sector1, Bucharest
Romania

T: +40 21 037 23 51459
F: +40 21 317 14 82
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Ginny Boland Ginny Boland
Asst. VP, Strategic Communications McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1907
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Mark T Bowles Mark T. Bowles
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1904
F: +1 804 698 2267
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Alex J Brackett Alex J. Brackett
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4749
F: +1 804 698 2089
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E. Brett Breitschwerdt E. Brett Breitschwerdt
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6563
F: +1 919 755 6579
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Speaking Engagement

RNG 2014: Fuel, Heat, Power & Policy Conference

RFS2 – Approved Cellulosic Pathway & 2014 RVO

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
San Diego, CA
Speaking Engagement

Universal Oil and Gas 2014 Dead Sea Conference

November 18, 2014
Ein Bokek
Israel
Speaking Engagement

Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

Warren-Alquist Act at 40: Four Decades of Cutting-Edge Energy Policymaking in California

October 19, 2014
Speaking Engagement

2014 National Regulatory Conference

The Changing Regulatory World: Taking Stock of the Past 10 Years While Looking to the Future

May 15-16, 2014
Event

YPE-Pitt Law Spring Energy Symposium

April 25, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
Speaking Engagement

EPA Guidance for Diesel Fuel Hydraulic Fracturing: Implications for Fracking Operations and EPA Enforcement

April 17, 2014
Law Seminars International Telebriefing
Speaking Engagement

Energy and Climate Change: California's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Renewables, Fuels, and Markets

Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Berkeley, CA
Speaking Engagement

2013 National Development Finance Summit

August 6-9, 2013
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

Foreign Law Firms Conference – The Flow to Israel

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tel Aviv
Israel
Speaking Engagement

RFS2 Proposed Amendments: From Concept to RIN Opportunity

EPA’s Proposed Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) Program

June 20, 2013
American Biogas Council Webinar
Speaking Engagement

7th National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement

Achieving Compliance, Avoiding Investigation and Managing Regulatory Actions in an Era of Heightened Scrutiny

June 6-7, 2013
Houston, TX
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8th Annual Washington Clean Energy Roundtable 2013

Leadership in Clean Energy and Climate: New Directions in Policy and Infrastructure Investment

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

Voluntary Hydraulic Fracturing Standards

May 7, 2013
Law Seminars International TeleBriefing
Event

11th Annual Coal Industry Briefing

September 19, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Speaking Engagement

Hydraulic Fracturing Litigation, Enforcement and Regulatory Developments

Navigating New EPA Rules, Lease Negotiations, Environmental Issues and Other Legal Challenges

June 12, 2012
Strafford Publications Webinar
Speaking Engagement

Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School

Raising Revenue from Wholesale and Retail Ratepayers

June 20, 2012
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Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Canadian Representation Letter Deadline Approaches

October 29, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

CFTC Ownership and Control Reporting Rules

October 23, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

CFTC Provides End-Users with Limited Relief from Certain Recordkeeping Requirements

June 4, 2014
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