Experience
  • General Experience
    • Obtaining permanent easements or lease extensions

      Represented wireless telecommunications tower owner to acquire permanent easements or obtain lease extensions for existing wireless telecommunications tower sites.

      Environmental permitting issues, administrative hearing and judicial review

      Advised developer of sanitary landfill on environmental permitting issues and represented developer in administrative hearing and judicial review litigation regarding nonconforming use status of sanitary landfill.

      Zoning approval

      Represented wireless telecommunications tower owner in administrative hearings to obtain zoning approval for new communications towers.

      Ad valorem tax litigation

      Represented exempt wholesale generator in litigation reclassifying electric generating plant as a “non-utility” for ad valorem tax purposes.

      Advised Purchaser on regulatory and tax matters

      Advised purchaser of co-generation facility at industrial site in Alabama on state regulatory and tax matters.

      Advocate before Tennessee General Assembly

      Served as advocate before the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of client to successfully lobby for legislation restricting venue in workers' compensation cases for local government to the county where the government is headquartered.

      Advocate before TN General Assembly

      Served as advocate before the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of client to successfully lobby for bill easing the local process for relocating antennas on existing cell towers.

      Dispute with municipality

      Advised telecommunications provider involved in dispute with municipality over sidewalk replacement policy.

      Negotiated agreement to sell electric capacity

      Advised industrial co-generator in negotiation of agreement to sell electric capacity, energy and “environmental attributes” of a “renewable energy” co-generation facility to an electric utility.

      Rate case before FERC

      Represented customer-intervener in interstate pipeline general rate case before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

      Regulatory approval of acquisition

      Represented mid-stream energy company in obtaining regulatory approval of acquisition of gas-gathering facilities in Alabama.

      Represented Competitive Local Exchange Carrier

      Represented competitive local exchange carrier in regulatory complaint and hearings relating to AT&T Communications’ failure to adhere to “merger conditions” of Federal Communications Commission Order approving merger of AT&T and BellSouth Communications Company in competitive local exchange carrier’s adoption of another carrier’s interconnection agreement.

      Siting of 150 foot monopine

      Represented wireless telecommunications carrier in siting of 150 foot monopine in planned unit development located adjacent to residential neighborhood.