Utilities such as electricity, water, and communication are part of our highly regulated infrastructure that represent complex relationships between public and private entities. As native Vermonters, we possess a deep understanding of utility law in our state.
At McNeil Leddy & Sheahan, we have nearly 40 years of experience representing clients in the public utility industry in Vermont. We advise management and technical personnel on a broad range of issues, including the licensing, siting, and financing of electric generation and transmission facilities, rate setting, and long-term power contracts.
Our firm regularly practices before the Vermont Public Service Board in contested cases and rulemaking proceedings, and our attorneys have strong working relationships with the lawyers and staff at Vermont’s regulatory agencies. We also represent our clients’ interests on legislative matters before the Vermont General Assembly.
In addition to our work with Vermont’s regulatory agencies, our attorneys have represented clients in resolving a wide range of utility-related disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation.
Our services and expertise in public utilities may involve:
- Energy utilities
- Telecom and broadcast utilities
- Advice and legal counsel on regulatory obligations
- Contracts and agreements
- Construction permits
- Facilities licensing and siting
- Litigation, mediation, and arbitration