Attorneys in Baker Donelson's Energy Practice have significant experience handling matters for clients in the oil, gas, nuclear, solar, wind, biomass, and coal and mining industries.
Oil & Gas
Baker Donelson's clients include major, independent and state-owned oil and gas companies, pipeline companies, oil and gas well operators, drilling contractors, seismic companies, transportation companies, insurers, financial institutions, royalty owners and other service and supply companies involved with the industry. We have experience across a vast range of services, and regularly represent companies and owners in courts and before arbitral tribunals and regulatory agencies throughout the U.S. and in transactions involving oil, gas and energy companies.
Our attorneys are deeply involved in the nuclear energy industry. Most recently, one was appointed by former Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke to serve on the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC). CINTAC advises the Secretary of Commerce on trade issues facing the U.S. civil nuclear industry and on the development and administration of programs and policies to expand U.S. civil nuclear exports and strengthen the competitiveness of the industry. Our nuclear energy attorneys serve as the principle coordinators for the U.S.-Japan Roundtable on Nuclear Energy Cooperation, an ongoing program of the Howard Baker Forum, a public policy affiliate of the Firm which produces programs and initiatives focusing on major policy questions of high, immediate importance to the nation.
Renewable Energy: Solar, Wind and Biomass
We work with clients in all sectors of the renewable energy industries. Our clients include investors, start-ups, manufacturers, installers, utilities and consumers. From immigration issues to power purchase agreements, our attorneys are entrenched in the industry and are able to anticipate our clients' needs. Baker Donelson is a charter member of the Tennessee Solar Energy Industries Association (TenneSEIA) and our attorneys serve on the Board and as General Counsel to the organization.
Coal and Mining
Baker Donelson attorneys in the Coal and Mining Practice have a deep understanding of the industry and were previously employed by companies in the industry. Our attorneys have experience assisting clients with everything from updating their standard Master Coal Purchase and Sales Agreement terms and conditions for Over-the-Counter United States coal physical contracts to establishing relationships with small, mid-tier and large North American coal producers (both thermal and metallurgic product) for brokerage services. Baker Donelson is a member of the American Coal Council.
We advise clients and represent the interests of companies and organizations on environmental issues concerning resource management, pollution, climate change, endangered species, water quality and quantity and agriculture. We also represent clients on energy issues related to nuclear, fossil and renewable energy programs, power transmission, energy conservation and energy efficiency. We have particular experience in issues relating to nuclear non-proliferation and waste. We count among our clients major corporations and leading conservation organizations.