Kenneth Reich spent seven years in the U.S. Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Section as a trial attorney, then Assistant Chief where he handled and supervised government litigation across the country under all of the major federal environmental statutes.
Following his service at the Department of Justice, Mr. Reich has concentrated his practice in environmental law and energy law on behalf of institutions, corporations, public entities and individuals. He has been the co-chair of the environmental departments at several large law firms as well as active in their energy law departments.
Mr. Reich assisted a rural electric cooperative in obtaining state and federal permits and environmental approvals of its proposed coal-fired electric power plant with windpower in central Montana as outside regulatory counsel. He also lead the litigation team that defended the project from opposition at the state and federal level.
Mr. Reich has taught environmental law and energy law courses as an adjunct faculty at the Boston University School of Law.
An Of-Counsel, Steve Kalish, is a very experienced natural gas and FERC lawyer who has represented major investor-owned and municipal local distribution companies. Other colleagues who have held positions in the federal or state government or in major financial institutions are available for consultation and assistance.
The firm provides the following representative services in the energy law field:
Assistance with federal and state approvals and permits for proposed energy projects, both traditional and alternative energy.
Assistance with performing and analyzing due diligence concerning current and former energy facilities in the context of financing, acquisition or divestiture, including analysis of current and projected federal and state regulations and policies
Advice and assistance to energy suppliers with respect to public and private funding and incentives like tax credits
Assistance to wholesale energy consumers in evaluating potential electric energy and gas suppliers and in reviewing and negotiating long-term power contracts
Advice concerning natural gas regulation