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Decades of Energy Law Experience

Over several decades, Felhaber Larson has established itself as one of the top energy law firms in the state. We’ve developed a broad and comprehensive energy law practice, working with regulators, utility representatives and other parties to resolve a variety of electric utility matters. On behalf of our clients, our attorneys regularly appear before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the Minnesota Department of Commerce/Division of Energy Resources, administrative bodies and the civil courts. Our experience and reputation in energy law allows us to represent client needs with skill and credibility.

Our practice mainly focuses on representing large and small distribution electric cooperatives, some of whom are partially or totally regulated by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Specifically, we represent electric cooperatives regarding renewable energy matters; board of director governance; labor and employment; business sales, mergers and acquisitions; real estate, contractual and other transactional matters, and associated litigation.

Felhaber Energy Law Experience

Our law firm’s breadth and depth of legal knowledge and experience enables us to provide comprehensive representation to our clients.  Our energy law attorneys are typically engaged to provide the following service:

  • Serve as general counsel to electric cooperatives
  • Represent electrical cooperatives in general business matters, service territory disputes, and various transactions in front of the Minnesota
  • Public Utilities Commission and state courts
  • Negotiate power purchase and sale agreements with independent power producers
  • Advise on renewable energy standards and disputes in sales of renewable energy credits
  • Handle real estate purchases, sales, and leasing transactions of utility property
  • Represent electric cooperatives in merges, sales and acquisitions, and a variety of other transactional matters

Leadership & Awards

Presented 22 Minnesota Continuing Legal Education seminars on diversified business, distributed generation, patronage capital allocations, general easement law, utilities service standards/practices and governance.

Presented at national legal seminars for electric cooperatives on anti-trust liability, service territory laws, roles of boards of directors, and utility easements.

Richard C. Salmen, member, Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Sara Gullickson McGrane, member, Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Randi J. Winter, member, Electric Cooperative Bar Association

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