Industries & Practices

Energy

    We enhance businesses and communities through the strategic management and development of energy-related projects and compliance with environmental regulations.

    We handle energy transactions and regulatory proceedings to help companies achieve their goals.

    Our team is at the forefront of the legal and regulatory proceedings that are shaping the future of energy regulation. And our services prominently include representation before state and federal regulatory agencies, such as the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Ohio Power Siting Board, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

    Types of clients we represent:

    • Manufacturers
    • Electric generation project developers
    • Real estate developers
    • Municipalities and government agencies
    • Midstream companies
    • Telecommunications companies
    • Electric and natural gas companies
    • Oil and gas exploration and production companies
    • Trade associations
    • Financial institutions
    • Electric charging vehicle companies and associations 

    "We are a power developer and have very specific needs. Your team has done an excellent job in meeting our needs and helping us to achieve success."

    Bricker client, 2018

    Areas of Focus

    Oil & Gas

    Our attorneys keep up with the nation’s energy infrastructure and work with clients to foresee and resolve regulatory, environmental and enforcement issues that arise during the construction, permitting, operation and maintenance of oil and gas pipelines and drilling operations.

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    Energy Regulatory

    Continuously monitoring the political climate — and in certain cases driving legislation — we represent clients before various state regulatory commissions. Specific services include specialized rule compliance, certification, permitting and siting, reporting compliance, regulatory requirement guidance, policy-making procedures and consumer issues.

    Advanced & Renewable Energy

    Intimately familiar with the regulatory structure established by Senate Bill 221 and the Ohio Power Siting Board certificate process, our attorneys assist clients in developing renewable energy projects — from financing to negotiation, construction, project development and more. Our team also works on the cutting edge of the transforming energy sector, including energy storage, distributed generation, microgrid, and electric vehicle projects.

    Environmental Law

    The hallmark of our firm’s environmental law practice is our solid relationships with environmental regulators. We have an established reputation with agencies including the Ohio EPA and the U.S. EPA, government enforcement personnel such as the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, and our colleagues within the Ohio environmental bar.

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    Eminent Domain

    We work with entities, such as pipeline and public utility companies, in eminent domain proceedings. From counseling clients through the right-of-way acquisition process and negotiations to representing them in state and federal court appropriation cases, our attorneys combine significant eminent domain experience with the knowledge of our client’s business/project needs to achieve favorable outcomes.

    Southeast Ohio

    Bricker’s close proximity to the greater Appalachian Ohio area allows the firm to develop strong and deep relationships with many local attorneys, businesses and organizations. Attorneys in our Marietta and Barnesville offices have unique on-the-ground experience and provide our clients with practical solutions. More information regarding our Southeast Ohio initiatives >>