G Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell’s Energy & Utilities practice has the expertise needed to help.

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell’s Energy & Utilities practice has the expertise needed to help local, regional and international clients achieve a wide range of complex energy and environmental goals. The Practice area’s seasoned professionals combine industry experience and regulatory insight with legal know-how, economic analysis, and business understanding. We represent electric and natural gas transmission and distribution companies as well as regulated and merchant power suppliers, including investors, developers, owners, and operators of renewable energy facilities. We also serve as counsel and advisors to businesses and municipalities in their role as consumers of regulated and unregulated energy services.

The firm was awarded metropolitan first-tier rankings in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings, including first-tier rankings in administrative / regulatory law and government relations practice. In addition, Donald Pfundstein was selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America® in energy law, and was also selected Concord’s Government Relations “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2022 by Best Lawyers®.

Small renewable generators, large investor-owned utilities, and energy consumers of all sizes turn to us for guidance and assistance. Our professionals are experienced in the electric, gas, petroleum, LNG, nuclear, and hydroelectric industry sectors. We combine the in-depth experience of our Energy and Utilities Practice with the expertise of our other practices, including Corporate, Taxation, Economic Research & Analysis, Government Relations/Lobbying, and Environmental Law, to assist our energy clients with their business needs.

Experience
  • Utility mergers
  • Power plant sales and purchases
  • Development and execution of permitting strategies for the design, siting, construction and operation of generation, transmission and distribution facilities
  • Acquisition and condemnation of rights of way
  • Proceedings before state and local siting and permitting authorities, including the state’s Energy Facility Siting and Evaluation Committee and the Department of Environmental Services
  • Negotiation of utility tax assessments and Payment-In-Lieu-of-Tax agreements, and abatement litigation
  • Regulatory proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission
  • Analysis of proposed energy and environmental laws, rules, policies and tariffs
  • Creation of a favorable policy environment by developing and implementing effective legislative and regulatory strategies
  • Funding proposals for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Negotiation and review of energy supply contracts

With deep roots and experience across the Granite State, we know how to chart a course for success.