Energy, Telecom & Utilities

The energy, telcom and utilities group at Gravel & Shea brings together the talent and expertise of the firm’s real estate, environmental, financing, business, tax, and litigation practice groups. With backgrounds in areas such as telecommunications and utility regulation, members of the energy group have vast experience in representing clients before state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Vermont Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Additionally, our attorneys have provided government relations, tax, real estate and corporate guidance and assistance for a wide range of clients, from national telecoms to public and private utilities and developers. We employ a full-service approach and deliver comprehensive project support through the lifecycle of the project that includes the following:

  • Representation in regulatory affairs before state agencies and other authorities
  • Permitting for siting of utility infrastructure
  • Assistance with net-meter service agreements and long-term supply contracts
  • Assistance with Vermont’s competitive bid program
  • Guidance in federal and state tax matters, including tax structures unique to alternative energy projects
  • Assistance with acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and other environmental and real estate matters
  • Business planning, formation, reorganization and financing
  • Representation in energy-related litigation matters