KJK’s Energy & Utilities Practice Group represents companies engaged in all facets and segments of the energy industry, including oil and natural gas production, transportation, distribution and marketing, coal extraction and transportation and alternative energy production, such as wind farming and production of synthetic crude oil. Our team represents clients nationwide with a niche focus on Northeast Ohio. With the growth and development of the Utica and Marcellus shale in Ohio and neighboring states, this has presented particularly wide-ranging and complex legal issues for businesses in the energy sector. Our Energy & Utilities team navigates and advises clients in becoming a part of the nation’s fastest-growing energy source – shale oil and natural gas.
Businesses in the energy and utilities sector are presented with unique legal, business and regulatory issues as well as new opportunities. By utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach to counseling our clients, our attorneys provide a full range of services from initial financing, capitalization or acquisition, entity formation and organization, through licensing, commercial real estate transactions, construction and operation of energy generating facilities. These attorneys are experienced in handling energy related matters before various federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies.
Assisting a publicly-held diversified natural gas utility with $38 million in strategic acquisitions of other natural gas utility businesses
Counseling a start-up synthetic oil company regarding its capitalization, energy marketing agreements and protection of proprietary technology
Representing a publicly-held utility holding company in a $21 million secondary offering of primary and secondary shares
Preparing wind turbine leases in Ohio for a national wind farming business
Representing a publicly-held natural gas utility in its expansion through several Marcellus Shale projects
Advising a start-up wind energy company exploring the feasibility of locating wind turbines in Lake Erie
Representing a publicly-held natural gas utility company in a $15 million rights of offering
Assisting an alternative energy company obtain Ohio technology tax credits
Advising a dissident shareholder in successful proxy contests for control of publicly-held utility companies