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We represent clients impacted by energy and environmental regulation. We partner with clients on regulatory approvals, ratemaking, environmental review, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, land use, brownfield redevelopment and other transactions. We also represent clients in enforcement matters and litigation. Our clients also rely on us to help resolve their ongoing compliance and business operations issues.

Our Approach

We assist clients with matters along the entirety of the full regulatory continuum, from representing clients that are frequent participants in agency proceedings, to those that work with permit conditions on a daily basis, to those that rarely encounter energy or environmental issues.  No matter their familiarity with the regulatory maze, we work with our clients to obtain necessary approvals and stay in compliance, while meeting business goals. We practice before federal and state regulatory bodies on a daily basis, including the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board,  and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, to name a few.   Our lawyers also regularly advocate on behalf of our clients on energy and environmental issues before the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings and state and federal courts.  If your company has an energy or environmental issue, our team can help you resolve it.

Clients Include

  • Manufacturers
  • Energy developers
  • Public utilities
  • Real estate developers
  • Energy cooperatives
  • Oil and gas companies
  • Federal and state contractors


  • Certificate of need, siting, and routing, and proceedings
  • Resource planning and selection dockets
  • Rate cases
  • Environmental review
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Renewable energy, including wind and solar
  • Compliance filings
  • Due diligence and opinions
  • Environmental Enforcement Actions
  • Air, water, stormwater, hazardous waste and other environmental permits
  • CERCLA and state superfund litigation
  • Brownfields
  • Real estate development
  • Land Use
  • Mining
  • Compliance counseling

Bold Perspectives


Eminent Domain, Easements, and Right of Ways for Oil Pipelines

Co-presenter.Association of Oil Pipelines Annual Business Conference. Denver, CO.