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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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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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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
Case Study

McGuireWoods Advises Gold Standard Foundation on Carbon Market Acquisition

McGuireWoods acted as M&A transactional counsel to the Gold Standard Foundation, one of the leading global carbon credit standards bodies headquartered in Switzerland, in its purchase and acquisition of the CarbonFix Standard, a German forest carbon credit standard. The McGuireWoods team was led by Washington senior counsel Cameron Prell, a member of the firm’s energy and climate change team. To read a news release about the deal, click here. To read a story published Sept. 18 on Ecosystem Marketplace, click here.

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Oil & gas industry supplier

Represented a public company that is the world's leading supplier of technology, project management and information systems to the oil and gas industry in the sale of the its distribution business  to another oil and gas industry company for approximately $1 billion.
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Energy-focused merchant bank/private equity fund

Represented an energy-focused merchant bank/private equity fund in the stock acquisition of an investment research firm. As a result of the acquisition, the company is able to serve as a broker-dealer for energy transactions.
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Owner/operator of facilities that convert recyclable materials to power

Represented an owner/operator of facilities throughout North America that covert recyclable materials and biomass to power in the $44 million acquisition of two biomass industry companies.
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Publicly-traded master limited partnership

Represented a publicly-traded master limited partnership in the acquisition of petroleum and refined products storage tanks, terminal assets, real estate and logistics assets from an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Represented one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States in the development and construction of three new mid atlantic Marcellus shale processing facilities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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Oil and gas corporation

Obtained a favorable defense verdict on behalf of client in a complex commercial dispute and successfully recovered attorneys' fees via counter-claim.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States in litigation claiming that global warming and Hurricane Katrina were the result of activities related to energy industry companies.
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Port terminal facility

Represented owner/developer of rooftop solar generation in an EPC contract in Maryland.
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Placement agent on the issuance of revenue bonds

Served as counsel to the placement agent on the issuance of $23.33 million fixed rate, project financed tax-exempt sewage facility revenue bonds for non-governmentally owned and operated wastewater biogas and fuel cell electrical generation facilities at two governmentally owned wastewater facilities in California. The bonds were secured by the ARRA Section 1603 federal grant in lieu of investment tax credits and the State of California’s Self Generation Incentive Program.
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Renewable energy company

Represented a renewable energy company in an EPC contract for 10 MW woodfired generating facility.
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Fortune 500 energy company

Representation of a Fortune 500 energy company in multibillion-dollar civil litigation with minority owners arising from the construction of a nuclear power plant in North Carolina. The case involved all aspects of nuclear plant construction.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Defense of one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States in a multi-billion dollar nuisance suit alleging air and water contamination due to fly ash residue on behalf of over 450 plaintiffs.  Achieved dismissal of 10 of the 12 causes of action, as well as all of the water contamination allegations, and the medical monitoring, stigma, fear of future injury, and emotional injury damages.
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Large energy companies

Representation of large energy companies in multiple class action gas royalty cases in the Western District of Virginia and Ohio.
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Two leading utilities

Representation of two leading utilities in a consumer fraud class action. MW took over the defense of the case after the case had been pending for over seven years. Our clients settled the case without its co-defendant which ultimately settled.
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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

Lindsay Hansen Anderson Lindsay K. H. Anderson
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8134
F: +1 312 698 4501
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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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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

Elliot S Berke Elliot S. Berke
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 828 2814
F: +1 202 828 2990
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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 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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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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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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Jeff Britt Jeffrey M. Britt
VP, Grassroots Issue Management McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1936
F: +1 804 225 5407
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Thomas William Bruno Thomas William Bruno
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1853
F: +1 804 440 7731
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Preston Bryant Preston Bryant Jr.
Sr. VP, Infrastructure and Economic Development McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1923
F: +1 804 698 2235
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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

Friday, 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

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
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
Speaking Engagement

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
Speaking Engagement

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit: The Future of Energy

April 22-24, 2013
Speaking Engagement

Energy Sustainability: Alternative Energy Project Development Series

February 20, 2013
Audio Conference
Speaking Engagement

IETA Carbon Forum North America 2012

Low-Carbon Finance & Investment: Where Will the Money Come From?

October 1-2, 2012
Washington, DC
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
Speaking Engagement

Ed Flippen Speaks in UK about U.S. Electric Regulation and Deregulation

November 14, November 23, 2011
Speaking Engagement

Senior Practitioners Forum on Climate Change Law

November 7-8, 2011
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Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Recordkeeping Requirements

April 16, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Segregation of Initial Margin

March 26, 2014
Article

Biomass: Obstacles Ahead

Energy & Infrastructure
Spring 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

What End-Users Need to Know About EMIR – Risk Mitigation Techniques

February 18, 2014
Legal Alert

After Delay, EPA Issues Diesel Fracking Guidance

February 13, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

What End-Users Need to Know About EMIR – Clearing Obligations

February 10, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

What End-Users Need to Know About EMIR – Reporting Obligations

January 30, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

What End-Users Need to Know About EMIR – Counterparty Classifications

January 23, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

What End-Users Need to Know About Portfolio Reconciliation

January 14, 2014
Legal Alert

A First Take on Robinson Township v. Commonwealth

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Sweeping Ruling Invalidates Act 13’s Statewide Oil and Gas Development Land Use Regime and Heralds a New Era in Pennsylvania Environmental Litigation

December 24, 2013
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

FX Swap Trading Reminder for End-Users

December 16, 2013
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Cross-Border Swap Documentation Deadline for Non-U.S. Affiliates of End-Users

December 10, 2013
Legal Alert

FERC’s New Approach to Market Manipulation

Subject to Inquiry
November 13, 2013
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