Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities


Ulmer & Berne’s energy practice regularly represents land owners, developers, operators, investors, lenders, and other parties with an interest in situations involving the generation, distribution, exploration, investment, or consumption of all types of energy-related resources and products.

Our energy clients include oil and gas, electric, chilled water, solar power, wind power, and steam generation companies. Whether these organizations are subject to the rules and regulations of a state public utility governing authority or to “home rule” by the cities or municipalities in which they operate, we support and counsel our clients on all legal issues affecting their businesses.

Ulmer & Berne lawyers have worked for decades with oil and gas companies, land owners, developers, investors, lenders and other parties with interests in the oil and gas sector. In recent years, opportunities for energy companies and others in the supply chain have increased dramatically as a result of the renewed focus on the Marcellus and Utica shale formations in Ohio and Pennsylvania. New recovery technologies such as hydraulic fracturing now make oil and gas production on a large commercial scale in these shale formations possible.

Clients in the oil and gas sector require the expertise of lawyers in a number of our firm’s practice groups. As a law firm with a multidisciplinary approach to solving client needs, we are pleased to be able to offer expertise and experience in many oil and gas-related activities.

Ulmer & Berne is ranked in 39 categories in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Among these, the firm earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers highest rankings in 21 categories. The firm also ranks nationally in 16 categories. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law...

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