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Overview

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorneys offer a variety of innovative legal services to participants in the utility, water, and energy industries. BGD’s attorneys offer decades of experience in the increasingly complex world of energy, water, and utility regulation, compliance, and economic development.

BGD attorneys are trusted advisors to utility, energy, and water clients in all facets of those clients’ businesses. We represent public utilities, energy companies, energy consumers, municipalities, developers, consultants, and commercial and industrial end users.

How We Help Our Clients

We assist clients in a variety of energy, water and utility matters, including ratemaking, litigation, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, financing, tax, contract negotiation, water supply and wastewater treatment, water-energy nexus and waste-to-energy issues, electric generation, transmission and distribution, renewables and renewable development, natural gas transportation and trading, telecommunications, and regulatory compliance.

With decades of experience, our attorneys call upon a substantial reservoir of industry knowledge and experience when representing clients before state and federal agencies such as the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other regulatory bodies.

BGD attorneys also advise general corporate clients on utility-related matters, including negotiations with energy providers, development of water and wastewater expansion projects that require new or expanded utility service, advocacy before regulatory bodies, analysis of utility tariffs, and much more. Our attorneys are also experienced in utility tax assessment cases before state tax boards, condemnation, annexation and government consolidation proceedings, IDEM requirements, NPDES permits, environmental permitting, and regulatory enforcement actions.

We use our familiarity and knowledge of existing laws and regulations, key relationships, and decades of regulatory experience to offer innovative legal guidance.

Thought Leadership

Our attorneys are often sought after sources for speaking engagements and industry publications, including: The Water Values Podcast (5-star rating on iTunes and Stitcher), American Bar Association (Water Law Conference Planning Committee), American Water Works Association (Water & Law columnist for Journal AWWA), Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (f/k/a/ Indiana Association of Cities and Towns), Indiana Municipal Lawyers Association, and the Indiana State Bar Association (leadership positions within the Utility Section).

Experience

BGD attorneys shepherd our clients through the regulatory process in rate cases, including cases with greater than 50 percent increases in rates, public private partnership (P3) matters, contested acquisition of utility facilities, annexations and government consolidations, government affairs, and more than 2,000 MW of new wind generation approvals.

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