Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP provides a depth of experience and expertise in public utilities law in the areas of electricity, natural gas, water, telecommunications, and motor carrier transportation. The firm’s attorneys practice in the areas of public utilities regulation, regulatory agreements and transactions, and regulatory litigation.
Our attorneys have represented clients before state and federal regulatory agencies and in the state and federal courts in cases involving a wide variety of utility issues. They are involved in rate cases and proceedings concerning electric resource planning, Colorado’s Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act, certificates of public convenience and necessity, acquisitions of public utilities, service disputes, transfers of authority, compliance matters, and many other types of proceedings. This practice has included proceedings involving rural electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, state-regulated public utilities, wholesale providers, telecommunication carriers, and motor carriers, as well as end-user customers, shippers, and renewable energy and independent power producers. Their facilities siting experience includes transmission lines, substations, power plants, and pipelines. The attorneys in this practice routinely provide regulatory advice to clients and other attorneys in the areas of public utilities law, regulatory compliance, transactions involving regulated utilities, and regulatory litigation. They have negotiated franchise agreements, supply agreements, power purchase agreements, construction contracts, and other types of agreements. They have negotiated major utility-related transactions, particularly in the areas of public utility mergers and acquisitions, electric power supply, natural gas supply and transportation, independent power production, renewable energy, and interconnection between telecommunications carriers.