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Downs Rachlin Martin’s lawyers have the business sense and the legal ingenuity to help energy clients achieve their business, regulatory, and transaction goals. Our experienced energy, environmental, business, real estate and tax lawyers have collaborated to advise energy sector clients to structure, evaluate, negotiate and obtain necessary state and federal regulatory approvals for transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, financings, power purchase and power sale agreements, procurement and construction contracts, project development, interconnection agreements, and general corporate, commercial and contract matters. Enterprising Downs Rachlin Martin attorneys have advised clients on transaction, financing, commercial and contract matters involving energy, electric utility, natural gas, telecommunications and cable television sectors.

Recent Accomplishments

Our lawyers have the contacts, ideas and experience to help you make things happen. Here are a few examples:

  • Assisted Vermont utilities in successfully negotiating and obtaining the approval for multiple long-term power purchase contracts with Hydro-Quebec.
  • Assisted a company and its multiple electric company owners in the negotiation of a multi-year power purchase agreement for the purchase of more than $1 billion dollars of energy.
  • Provided transaction and regulatory counsel for the auction and sale of Vermont’s largest generation station while overseeing a multi-state and federal approval process.
  • Provided advice and obtained regulatory approvals in connection with acquisition of one of Vermont’s largest distribution companies and the state’s only natural gas company by a foreign energy company.
  • Provided support and obtained regulatory approvals in connection with the acquisition of a national transmission company by a global transmission and energy company.
  • Represented energy companies, financial institutions, venture capital companies and other investors, in connection with secured and unsecured debt finance transactions, equity investments, and restructurings.
Attorney Kimberly Butler

Kimberly M. Butler

Director

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Director William J. Dodge

William J. Dodge

Director

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Director Joshua Leckey

Joshua D. Leckey

Director

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Director Nancy Malmquist

Nancy S. Malmquist

Director

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Director Paul H. Ode, Jr.

Paul H. Ode, Jr.

Director

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Attorney Mary Parent

Mary K. Parent

Director

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John H. Marshall of Counsel

John H. Marshall

Of Counsel

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Jessica Griswold

Jessica L. Griswold

Associate

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Attorney Shannon Lenzini

Shannon Lenzini

Associate

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Laura A. Bezio

Paralegal

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Paralegal Kimberly L. Gilding

Kimberly L. Gilding

Paralegal

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Commercial Energy Transactions

The Challenges to Achieving Climate Change and Energy Infrastructure Goals in New England: Different Perspectives

The Challenges to Achieving Climate Change and Energy Infrastructure Goals in New England: Different Perspectives
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Mary K. Parent Joins Union Bank Board of Directors

David S. Silverman, President and CEO of Union Bank of VT and NH, announced that Mary K. Parent has been appointed to the Board of Directors.
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