Energy

Cooper's Energy Group is made up of lawyers who regularly represent clients in the energy industry.  Our lawyers have in-depth experience in the key disciplines relevant to the energy industry, including environmental law, regulatory law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, emergency response, health and safety, employment, toxic torts, criminal and appellate work, and focus on the following areas:

  • Corporate Law:  Antitrust and trade regulation, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, partnerships and joint ventures, taxation, bankruptcy and securities.  For further information on our Corporate & Securities Practice, click here.

  • Environmental Litigation, Compliance and Due Diligence:  Permitting, auditing, hazardous material handling, transportation, disposal and cleanups, oil spills, California's Prop 65 (enforcement and compliance), RCRA, CERCLA, OSHA, air and water release counseling and litigation, including remediation cost recovery, natural resource damage claims, economic damage and criminal and civil penalty actions.  For further information on our Environmental Practice, click here.

  • Insurance:  Insurance coverage and defense for a variety of claims; insurance coverage for claims relating to environmental contamination and related damages.  For further information on our Insurance Practice, click here.

  • Labor and Employment Law:  Employment arrangements, wrongful discharge, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, federal contract compliance, personnel policies, employee handbooks, government wage requirements, communication monitoring policies and union relationships.  For further information on our Labor & Employment Practice, click here.

  • Litigation:  We regularly represent energy interests in high-stakes complex litigation of all kinds, including toxic tort, personal injury, wrongful death, environmental claims, intellectual property claims, contract disputes and oil spills.  For further information on our Litigation Practice, click here.

  • Pipeline Safety:  Cooper lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in virtually all aspects of oil and gas pipeline law and safety, including catastrophic accidents, oil spills, safety training, state and federal regulatory actions and litigation.  For more information on our Pipeline Safety Group, click here.

  • Project Development:  Cooper's attorneys represent developers and other parties, including buyers and sellers, in connection with the development of energy infrastructure projects of all kinds, including refinery expansions and project-related litigation.

  • Real Estate and Land Use:  Acquisition, development, hazardous waste management, zoning and local government approvals, and purchases and sales of remediated and distressed property.  For more information on our Real Estate Practice, click here.

  • Regulatory Compliance and Negotiations:  Participation in major federal and state regulatory proceedings involving generators, petroleum product and natural gas suppliers, including proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission, negotiating power purchase agreements, determination of qualifications for tax incentives, credits or special rates.  For further information on our Public Utilities Practice, click here.

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