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For over 20 years, our lawyers have dedicated their practice to the representation of utilities before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Railroad Commission of Texas, including representation of:

•   Texas electric transmission, distribution and fully integrated utilities

•   Texas’ three largest natural gas distributors

•   Intrastate, natural gas transmission pipeline companies

•   Dow 30 company providing broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services

We have been involved in every type of utility proceeding from traditional rate cases to rulemakings to prudence investigations and our experience is without equal.  In the last five years alone, our attorneys have worked side by side with our utility clients in more than 40 rate proceedings before Texas regulatory authorities.  With our help, our clients have achieved favorable outcomes that establish fair and consistent rate structures while effectively balancing complex legal, public interest, economic and accounting issues.


Our attorneys have also been at the forefront in representing clients on issues involving:

•   Multi-state and regional transmission authorities, including ERCOT and SPP

•   Transmission development, including Competitive Renewable Energy Zone projects

•   Generation certification and regulatory approvals

•   Energy efficiency program design and implementation

•   Pipeline safety and replacement programs

•   Securitization

•   Municipal franchise fee and right-of-way negotiations and renewals

•   Land acquisition and land use regulations

•   Injection well permitting and approval

•   Utility pole attachment arrangements

•   Corporate governance, organization and restructuring

•   Regulatory compliance and affiliate transactions

•   Alternative rate design and cost recovery mechanisms

•   Strategic regulatory accounting and tax advice

•   Regulatory enforcement actions

•   Collaborative dispute resolution


Our attorneys’ extensive experience includes the successful representation of clients before Texas appellate courts, including the Texas Supreme Court and the Austin Court of Appeals.




Coffin Renner LLP is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest

third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S.