Work with a team that excels at acquiring commodities and developing infrastructure


Parsons Behle & Latimer’s energy attorneys have provided intelligent solutions to our clients in complex energy law matters for more than 100 years. We provide legal counsel and representation to many of the world’s largest mining, manufacturing and commercial entities as well as municipalities, power associations, independent power producers, transmission developers, renewable and co-generation entities in developing and acquiring energy and its associated infrastructure. Our work with clients includes:

Regulated Environments

  • Rate cases
  • Rulemakings
  • Certificate proceedings
  • Investigations
  • Favorable tariff and rate schedule terms and conditions
  • Defense against rate increases
  • Distribution, transmission and interconnection agreements
  • Obtaining rate decreases for municipal, industrial and commercial energy customers

Deregulated Environments

  • Purchasing commodity
  • Hedging
  • FERC reporting

Project Finance and Development

  • Debt and equity financing arrangements
  • Identifying tax and other government incentives
  • Regulatory processes
  • Negotiating natural gas and power supply
  • Infrastructure construction and development agreements
  • Distribution, transmission and interconnection agreements
  • Issues entering power purchasing markets
  • Co-generation projects
  • Assisting energy developers with organizational structure, financing, permitting and licensing, contract negotiation and operational issues

Civil Litigation

  • Civil investigations before municipal councils, agencies, other governmental bodies
  • Energy supply contracts
  • Construction contracts
  • Defense against stray voltage claims


  • Lobbying before state and federal legislative and regulatory bodies


Key Contacts

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Structured Gold Mine Transaction and 1031 Exchange

Structured the sale of a gold mine to a junior mining company for the client including negotiating and documenting all aspects of the transaction, including a private placement and the payment of a mortgage. Also represented client Nevada Gold Mines in an IRS Section 1031 like-kind exchange of two mining properties, including environmental due diligence; real property transfers/recordings; personal property transfers; private placement on a secured credit facility; and tax structuring.

Application of Nevada Power Company d/b/a NV Energy for approval of an Energy Supply Agreement with Lumen Group LLC

Negotiated energy supply agreement with utility and approval of new tariff and energy supply agreement with regulators and utility.

In the Matter of Portland General Electric Company, Investigation into Proposed Green Tariff

Worked collaboratively with several diverse stake holders on design of green energy tariff that adds realistic and reasonable options for large commercial and industrial customers.