Regulatory & Utilities Law

The Regulatory & Utilities Law attorneys at Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall represent investor-owned public utilities and stakeholders in commercial transactions, regulatory proceedings, and litigation at both the state and federal levels. Our representation of clients involves all aspects of administrative and regulatory matters related to investor-owned public utilities including mergers/acquisitions, rate cases, compliance filings, rulemaking procedures, energy efficiency filings, applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity, and issuance of securities.

Experienced Legal Counsel in New Mexico

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Our attorneys have served as lead New Mexico regulatory counsel for mergers and acquisitions involving New Mexico’s largest public utilities, including the following matters:

  • Representing Continental Energy Systems, LLC and Lindsay Goldberg, LLC in their purchase of gas utility assets in New Mexico and the creation of New Mexico Gas Company, Inc.
  • Representing Continental Energy Systems, LLC and New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. in TECO Energy, Inc.’s acquisition of New Mexico Gas Company, Inc.
  • Representing TECO Energy, Inc. and New Mexico Gas Company, Inc. in Emera Inc.’s acquisition of TECO Energy, Inc.
  • Representing Avangrid, Inc. and Iberdrola, S.A. in their proposed acquisition of PNM Resources, Inc. and Public Service Company of New Mexico

Working with Tribes, Utilities and Governmental Bodies

We have been responsible for negotiating and documenting rights-of-way and business agreements with Native American tribes, nations, and pueblos throughout New Mexico.

JKW attorneys are also actively involved in working with New Mexico’s governmental bodies and personnel at all state and local levels in relation to utility related projects and endeavors.

Finally, our attorneys have experience representing public utilities in all types of litigation including class-action and qui tam matters. Our Regulatory & Utilities Law attorneys are also experienced in representing public utilities and stakeholders repeatedly in appeals before the New Mexico Supreme Court.

Contact Us When
Experience Matters

Contact the Regulatory/Utilities Law attorneys at Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall. We serve businesses in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as select cases elsewhere throughout the southwest and western United States.

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Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.