Energy | Compliance | Regulated Industries

Devine Millimet represents the interests of the energy industry in New England. Let us apply our broad experience and understanding of the regulatory and administrative law in the rapidly evolving compliance landscape to help your business.
Our client list includes major energy companies and the developers of energy technologies, investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, generators, pipelines, competitive providers, and industrial and commercial customers regularly obtain our assistance in sophisticated business transactions, in regulatory matters, and in the deployment of network infrastructure. 
The Energy team includes lawyers with extensive experience in various areas of the law as well as government relations professionals, investor-owned and municipal water and sewer utilities.

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Contact us today to learn more about how the attorneys at Devine Millimet can help you with your legal needs.

Our Services

Regulatory Matters

Energy providers and energy users in New Hampshire and New England continue to face a volatile marketplace and a complex regulatory environment. In addition to advising our clients on how to comply with existing regulations, we work with state and federal agencies to develop new regulations or to revise or eliminate existing regulations pertaining to the energy industry. We also advise clients on permitting, rate making, land use, eminent domain, renewable energy, transmission routing, environmental impact, emergency preparedness, and security. We represent our clients before the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and various state public utility commissions.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Business Formation

We have advised a number of clients, large and small, regarding establishing an energy business, as well as mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and other transactions subject to state transfer of control statutes and the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act (PUHCA) and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).

Government Affairs

When our clients have concerns that current regulations do not address, we can develop proposed legislation and work with state and federal legislators to develop solutions at an industry level.  


Litigation involving energy companies is often based on esoteric and highly technical aspects of power generation, transmission and distribution. Our attorneys not only have an excellent grasp of the legal issues, but they also understand energy company operations at a business level, allowing them to provide highly comprehensive and knowledgeable representation in both state and federal court, at the trial and appellate level. Litigation involving water and sewer utilities tends to involve localized concerns of small groups; Devine Millimet lawyers and community relations professionals are adept at solving these problems at the community level.