El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


919 Congress Ave., Suite 1305
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Kemp Smith’s Energy Practice focuses on representing electric utilities before federal and state regulatory bodies, advising and consulting electricity providers in all aspects of their operations. With a specific focus on rural electric cooperatives, Kemp Smith lawyers bring a team approach to assisting our clients in the following areas:

Electric Cooperatives

  • Regulatory representation
  • Financing
  • State and federal taxation issues
  • Code of conduct issues
  • Interconnection and stray voltage issues
  • Privacy and labor issues
  • Cooperative formation and governance issues
  • Affiliate transactions
  • Drafting of bylaws, articles and related documents for cooperatives

Alternative and Renewable Energy

  • Financing construction of alternative and renewable energy facilities
  • Government grants and incentives
  • Environmental services
  • Regulatory services
  • Interconnection agreements
  • Easements
  • Real estate leases
  • Construction contracts
  • Procurement contracts
  • Engineering contracts
  • Customer service contracts
  • Franchise negotiations
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Renewable and Energy Efficiency energy plans

Energy Lending

  • Negotiations
  • Power purchase agreements and fuel contracts
  • Collateral issues
  • Regulatory issues
  • Real estate leases, purchase agreements and easements or licenses,
  • Land use, zoning, access and service issues
  • Environmental law considerations
  • Construction documents, surety bonds, performance guarantees and vendor agreements
  • Intercreditor relationships
  • Contracts with public bodies
  • Tax credits and other tax considerations