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Miller Canfield attorneys represent public utility and energy clients in every phase of providing electric, natural gas, and pipeline services. 

The Firm's utility clients range from large gas and electric utilities to small providers. The services that the Firm renders to its utility and energy clients include:

  • All matters involving the Michigan Public Service Commission's regulation of Public Utilities
  • Rate Case and other Regulatory Compliance Litigation 
  • Formation of Utilities and Holding Companies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity
  • Financings
  • Siting and Environmental Permitting
  • Rulemaking Proceedings and Waiver Requests
  • Litigation and Appellate Representation in State and Federal Courts
  • Diversification into Unregulated Business
  • Representation of Alternate Electric Service Providers
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Gas Purchase Contracts
  • Franchises
  • Legislative Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Condemnation

Oil and Gas

From exploration to litigation, Miller Canfield's global oil and gas team of lawyers in North America, Poland and China represents clients in lease transactions and litigation, up- and downstream distribution matters and complex oil spill litigation.

Clients in the U.S. include companies engaged in shale oil extraction, mining enterprises, refineries, landowners, as well as wholesale and retail distributors. 

The team's experience includes environmental, permitting and other government regulations, litigation, licensing, distribution, contracts and more.