Energy & Utility Transactions

Butzel Long attorneys concentrating in the area of energy and utility law have extensive experience handling transactions spanning large segments of the energy and power industry, including both regulated and non-regulated businesses. Our professionals also regularly advise clients concerning energy-related strategic planning issues.

Butzel Longs energy and utility transaction experience includes large scale mergers and acquisitions of regulated electric and gas utilities, tax equity transactions, acquisitions and dispositions of generation, transmission and distribution assets, and investments in or acquisitions of energy-related businesses, such as energy services, energy trading, and marketing businesses.

In addition to purchase and sale transactions, our energy and utility transaction attorneys regularly advise clients in connection with the development and financing of infrastructure projects in the energy sector. This encompasses both fossil fuels and alternative energy sources, such as power generating facilities and liquefied natural gas projects.

Butzel Long attorneys have the experience necessary to regularly advise clients in connection with minority investments, asset sales, and strategic alliances.

  • Sale of equity interests and power generating assets
  • Purchase agreement for a nuclear energy plant
  • Auction of facilities
  • Represented publicly-held utility holding company in proposed $3 billion acquisition by private equity investors.
  • Acquisition of a portfolio of generation assets from and energy company
  • Acquisition of project developments permits and related assets
  • Represented infrastructure investment fund in connection with the acquisition of electric transmission cable project.
  • Represented a publicly-traded diversified resources company in the acquisition of two gas utilities for a total of aproximately $800 million.
  • Represented our client in connection with sale of 49.9% of its stock and an option to sell the rest of its stock to an electric company; transaction value approx. 1.8 billion
  • Represented publicly-held gas distribution utility in proposed $2.9 billion acquisition of electric utility.
  • Bid for generation assets
  • Energy marketing and trading venture
  • Equity financing of a power transmission project