Effective representation of a utilities client demands both a solid grasp of the dynamics of business, and firsthand expertise in the administrative and regulatory environment in which utilities operate. DeCotiis attorneys routinely deliver both for utilities clients. Our track record includes extensive work involving rate increases and calculations, franchise agreements, and negotiations with a lengthy list of municipalities, governmental bodies and regulatory agencies. Our clients have included water, gas, cable and electric companies, as well as other private companies that do business with them. As many of our attorneys have held governmental posts and helped draft legislation, it is not at all unusual for a DeCotiis client to work with an attorney who helped write the statute or regulation at issue in a matter. Legal issues relating to utilities have extraordinarily profound and long-lasting effects, both on the utility itself and on its customers, competitors and markets. DeCotiis attorneys have the experience, the judgment and the perspective to provide clients with the sound, prudent advice they need to reach their critical business goals.