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In recent years, the energy landscape has started shifting, consolidating, and technologically advancing at a pace not seen in recent decades. As the energy trade continues to evolve, the laws and regulations that govern energy production and distribution change, commercial markets adjust, and new participants emerge. Our attorneys understand the complex energy market, unique challenges, and significant innovation occurring in the industry. From point of generation to end use, Spencer Fane attorneys help clients capitalize on financial benefits while avoiding any and all potential crises.

Our energy practice group includes former government officials, industry leaders, and in-house counsel for some of the largest energy producers, distributors, and government agencies in the nation. With the benefit of this breadth and depth of experience, Spencer Fane clients more successfully navigate this fast-moving industry.

Our oil and gas team has years of experience dealing with an array of issues that arise from oil and gas contracts, such as joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, gathering agreements, and oil and gas leases. Working with clients, upstream, midstream, and at retail, we handle routine and highly complex matters in the oil and gas industry.

Our utilities team provides stakeholders throughout these highly regulated industries representation and advocacy geared to advancing their business objectives across the full spectrum of utility-related matters involving electricity, water, wastewater, telecommunications, and natural gas services.

The Renewable Energy attorneys at Spencer Fane stay on the leading edge of a developing industry, working closely with clients to help them develop, construct, and finance solar, wind, and biomass energy projects. We also regularly assist other law firms as local counsel in siting opinions and lease negotiations.

Finally, attorneys at Spencer Fane closely watch the ever-changing energy regulations landscape so they can proactively help clients stay ahead of the curve as they efficiently grow and expand operations. We’ve formed strong relationships with municipalities and other government entities, paving the way to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders to advance strategies that meet our clients’ objectives in achieve their business interests.

Our Energy Law areas of focus include: