Energy

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 100 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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Deal Forms One of the Nation’s Largest Combined Electric and Gas Companies

Representation of Dominion Resources Inc., one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the U.S., in its $4.4 billion acquisition plus the assumption of debt for an enterprise value of approximately $6 billion of Questar Corp.
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Cross-border Sale of an Onshore Oil and Gas Subsidiary

Representation of a UK-based multinational power and commodities company in its sale of an onshore oil and gas subsidiary to a private U.S.-based oil and gas company.
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40 MW Solar Project Acquisition in California

Representation of a utility acquirer in the acquisition of a 40 MW solar project in Imperial County, CA.
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Fourth Circuit agrees not to revive wastewater suit

Neal Blankenship and Emma Gay Blankenship v. Consolidation Coal Co. and Island Creek Coal Co. and Dianna L. Graham et al. v. Consolidation Coal Co. et al. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed decisions on two matters related to the disposal of excess wastewater from an underground mine. Plaintiffs asserted excess wastewater was unlawfully diverted into mine voids beneath their land, and the  applicable statutes of limitations were tolled pursuant to CERCLA. The Fourth Circuit rejected the tolling argument based on a lack of a CERCLA violation and that plaintiffs knew or should have known of the violations.
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Secured Fourth Circuit win for one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the U.S.

Virginia Elec. & Power Co. v. Bransen Energy, Inc., 850 F.3d 645 (4th Cir. 2017). The Fourth Circuit granted McGuireWoods a complete appellate victory—affirming a combined judgment amount of approximately $23 million—in a contract dispute that involved a complex set of interrelated coal supply and services agreements related Dominion's order of 600,000 tons of a specific coal product, which the seller fulfilled with different products that were unusable for Dominion's intended purpose.
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RESPA Compliance

Advise home warranty provider in complying with RESPA, including CFPB guidance.
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Sale of 500 MW Wind FarM in Texas

Representation of developer in its $2.25 million sale of a proposed 500 MW wind farm in Texas.
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17 MW utility scale solar project

Representation of utility acquirer in acquisition of 17 MW utility scale solar project in King William County, VA.
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Sale of three solar projects totaling 20 MW

Representation of solar developer in sale of three solar projects located in North Carolina totaling approximately 20 MW.
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Unregulated Utility Affiliate Acquires 60 MW Solar PV project

Representation of unregulated utility affiliate as acquirer in connection with the acquisition and development of a 60 MW solar PV project in Currituck County, North Carolina.
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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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Sale of six solar projects totaling 20 MW

Representation of solar developer in sale of six solar projects located in Oregon totaling approximately 65 MW.
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Contura’s Acquisition Helps Alpha Restructure

Representation of the Shareholders of Contura Energy in its $325 million acquisition of core coal assets from Alpha Natural Resources.
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Tesoro Logistics Builds Logistics Capabilities in Alaska

Representation of Tesoro Logistics LP in its $444 million acquisition of Alaska petroleum storage and terminal assets from Tesoro Corp.
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Anti-Dumping Duties

McGuireWoods’ international trade team obtained before the EU Courts the annulment of the anti-dumping duties imposed by the European Commission against imports into the EU of solar glass made by our client XinYi PV Products (Anhui) Holdings Ltd (XinYi PV).
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Served as local counsel for Plantation Pipe Line Co.

Served as local counsel for Plantation Pipe Line Co. in an appeals case with the Texas Supreme Court. The Court refused to hear an appeal of a lower-court ruling which held that Plantation Pipe Line Co. did not forfeit coverage under an excess insurance policy when it settled claims with primary insurers over a 1975 oil leak in North Carolina. The high court’s refusal to take the case upholds Plantation’s 2014 victory in the Court of Appeals for the 11th District of Texas, a decision which bucked a national trend favoring insurance carriers on this issue.
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Representing Debtor-in-Possession and First-Lien Lenders in Connection with Coal Mining Firm Bankruptcy

Represent debtor-in-possession and first-lien lenders in connection with over $250 million of credit extended to a coal mining firm that filed for chapter 11 in May 2015.  Coal mining firm operated in several states with over $500 million in assets and faced many complex environmental and other legal issues.
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U.S. Green Building Council

McGuireWoods has been worldwide trademark counsel for the USGBC for more than 10 years. The USGBC is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the development of energy-saving green buildings nationwide.
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Spectra Energy Partners Sells Two Natural Gas Liquids Pipelines in Texas

Representation of the Conflicts Committee of the General Partner of Spectra Energy Partners in connection with its $1.5 billion sale of two natural gas liquids pipelines to Spectra Energy Corp.
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Seller

Representation of the seller in the sale and transfer of all of the membership interest in two subsidiary limited liability companies who were the holders of separate landfill gas to energy facilities totaling 11 MW (one in FL (3 MW) and one in PA (8 MW), for a total purchase price of $15,000,000. No state agency approval required; however, certain post-closing filings are to be made with the FERC and with the U.S. Treasury Department with respect to certain funds and tax credits received by seller for the two facilities under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Mike Adams Michael J. Adams
Partner - Not admitted in NC; has applied for admission by motion
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 704 373 8847
F: +1 704 444 8747
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T:+1 703 712 5135
F: +1 704 444 8747

Vassilis Akritidis Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Anna Lee Alford Anna Lee Alford
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

T: +1 214 932 6489
F: +1 214 273 7498
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Ashley Allen Ashley K. Allen
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1918
F: +1 804 775 1061
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James M Anderson III James M. Anderson III
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1044
F: +1 804 698 2155
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Anne Hampton Andrews Anne Hampton Andrews
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4365
F: +1 804 698 2083
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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 4477
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Frank B Atkinson Frank B. Atkinson
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4376
F: +1 804 698 2226
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Kelly Balkin Kelly J. Balkin
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4467
F: +1 410 659 4476
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Joel Bannister Joel Bannister
Partner
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
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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Rosemary Becchi Rosemary Becchi
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2946
F: +1 202 828 2971
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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
Counsel
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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Sabrina A Beldner Sabrina A. Beldner
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

Two Embarcadero Center
Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111-3821

T: +1 310 956 3419
F: +1 310 956 3119
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T:+1 415 844 1947
F: +1 415 844 1925

Kenneth D Bell Kenneth D. Bell
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 4620
F: +1 704 373 8836
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Rob Benaicha R. Robert Benaicha
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1152
F: +1 804 698 2067
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Chad Bernard Cameron C. Bernard
VP, MWCAdvocacy McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1939
F: +1 804 698 2013
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Tyler Bishop Tyler W. Bishop
Sr. VP, State Gov. Relations McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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 - Solicitor Advocate
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
Senior Associate, Government Relations, Emerging European Markets McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
America House
West Wing, 7th Floor
4-8 Bd. Nicolae Titulescu
Sector1, Bucharest

T: +40 21 037 23 51459
F: +40 21 317 14 82
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Speaking Engagement

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Thirty-Eighth Annual Institute

May 21-23, 2017
Colonial Williamsburg, VA
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Women of Wind Energy Luncheon

May 17, 2017
Austin, TX
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2017 Women's Energy Network National Conference

April 26-28, 2017
Houston, TX
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WoWE Houston Lunch and Learn

March 24, 2017
Houston, TX
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Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit

March 21-23, 2017
San Diego, CA
Event

2017 Infrastructure Outlook

March 2, 2017
Speaking Engagement

Renewable Energy Law Conference

January 31-February 1, 2017
Austin, TX
Speaking Engagement

Southeast Renewable Energy Summit

November 2-4, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Speaking Engagement

7th Annual Law of Shale Plays Conference

September 7 – 8 , 2016
Pittsburgh, PA
Speaking Engagement

8th Annual Oil and Gas Law Colloquium

July 27 – 28, 2016
Canonsburg, PA
Speaking Engagement

Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Thirty-Seventh Annual Institute

June 14, 2016
Charleston, SC
Speaking Engagement

PACENation Summit 2016

March 1, 2016
Denver, CO
Speaking Engagement

RNG 2015: Fuel, Heat, Power & Policy Conference

December 8, 2015
San Diego, CA
Speaking Engagement

International Bar Association Conference Vienna 2015

October 5, 2015
Vienna
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Electric Transmission in the East

September 24-25, 2015
Washington, DC
Event

FERC Enforcement Reporter: An Innovative Legal Research Tool

May 21, 2015
Complimentary Webinar
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Appalachian Basin Midstream Industry

April 20, 2015
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Article

Adding Storage Existing Renewable Energy Power Plants

Renewable Energy World
May 17, 2017
Legal Alert

Brexit - UK Files for Divorce From European Union

What Should Companies Do Now to Prepare?

March 29, 2017
Article

Why Oklahoma Nuisance Lawsuit Deserves Your Attention

North American Windpower
March 2017
Legal Alert

Congress Votes to Disapprove SEC’s Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule

Subject to Inquiry
February 7, 2017
Legal Alert

R&I Update: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Restructurings, Volume 5

Delaware Bankruptcy Court Sends Covenant Question to North Dakota

December 14, 2016
Legal Alert

Dakota Access Pipeline: Down but Not Out

December 6, 2016
Legal Alert

A Compliance Plan for the Extractive Industries Payment Disclosure Rule

Subject to Inquiry
September 28, 2016
Legal Alert

R&I Update: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Restructurings, Volume 4

Apache Oil’s Discovery in the Permian Basin — Will It Spark Exploration and Drilling?

September 16, 2016
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