Industries & Practices
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:
- 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 & Eckler is using their technology to develop creative solutions to extremely complicated cases."
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.More
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.
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.More
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.
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
Ohio Supreme Court decision addresses certificate amendments and setback waivers for wind projectsMore
Natural Gas Pipeline Siting
Assisted three entities in siting natural gas pipeline in Ohio.More
Generation supply siting of approximately 4000 MW
Assisted four developers of combined cycle power plants in successfully siting generation facilities in Ohio totaling approximately 2400 MW. Assisted three wind farm developers in siting approximat...More
Litigation and successful appeal of an electric se...
Represented the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) in multi-year regulatory litigation opposing an energy company’s proposed affiliate power purchase agreement and subsequent distri...More
Electric procurement and contract for 800 MW suppl...
Negotiated affinity agreement and electricity procurement for an affinity group of commercial customers totaling up to approximately 800 MW.More
Immediate access to construct interstate gas pipel...
Served as appellate counsel in an appeal from a federal district court order granting a natural gas pipeline company immediate access to property in order to construct the pipeline. This was a...More
OFCC K-12 Project on State University Campus
Served as counsel for a recently consolidated school district for a $42 million K-12 OFCC (state) co-funded project on the campus of a state university, with the local share bonds sold to the USDA....More
Energy generation facility counsel
Represent Apex Power Group before the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) for the proposed Guernsey Power Station, a 1650-megawatt, natural gas-fired energy generation facility. In 2017, the projec...More
Wind energy certification and project modification
Represent Hog Creek Wind Farm before the Ohio Power Siting Board. The project successfully received a certificate to construct and operate a wind farm of up to 66 megawatts. We recently assist...More
Oil and gas transactions and disputes
Provide Ohio-specific legal counsel to Gulfport Energy Corporation on a variety of transactional and litigation matters primarily involving title issues and oil and gas lease disputes, including se...More
OPSB certificate for Ohio wind project
Represented 6011 Greenwich Windpark before the Ohio Power Siting Board. In August 2014, the OPSB granted the project a certificate to construct and operate a 60-megawatt wind project in Huron Count...More