Ater Wynne's expertise in energy law runs deep. For more than 40 years, we have served a broad range of clients involved in power use, regulation and development throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and California. Our clients are regional, national and multinational companies and include municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, tribal governments and enterprises, a transmission system operator, and private developers of small hydro, wind, geothermal, and cogeneration projects.
The firm provides counsel to the broad range of clients involved in power regulation, including municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, utility districts, transmission providers and irrigation districts. Our advice involves such areas as regulatory proceedings, power supply negotiations, transmission issues, project development and finance, environmental matters, general corporate matters, legislative affairs, and litigation.
Our lawyers have significant experience in litigation and counseling on antitrust-related matters, including distributor terminations, trade secrets, and trademark and unfair competition claims.
Ater Wynne has unparalleled experience in all phases of representation, including: transactions with energy producers, developers, fuel suppliers, utilities and consumers, land use and environmental siting and permitting assessments, evaluations and licensing, renewable resources and alternative energy projects, project finance, litigation before regulatory agencies, power supply, transmission, project licensing, air quality, land use and other substantive issues. We represent clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. EPA Environmental Appeals Board, the U.S. Department of Interior Board of Land Appeals and the U.S. Department of Interior Board of Indian Appeals and the U.S. Congress.
Ater Wynne is actively involved with the development and access to market issues of alternative energy projects including wind, biomass and hydro. We represent energy clients in dispute mediation and arbitration, administrative and judicial forums.