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In the Utility practice area, RRHB attorneys work in the capacities of special legal counsel for utilities. RRHB attorneys represent clients at all levels of the court system, both State and Federal, and before state regulatory agencies such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Public Utility Commission, and the Railroad Commission of Texas.

RRHB counsels on municipal and utility issues including:
• Certificates of Convenience and Necessity
• Rates
• Regulation and compliance issues
• Franchise agreements
• Right-of-way management
• Utility operations
• Solid waste permitting
• Power supply agreements and other transactions
• Formation, reorganization, mergers, and acquisitions
• Environmental matters
• Legislative counseling
• Purchase contracts
• Assistance in obtaining funding from state and federal agencies

RRHB clients include:
• Municipally owned utilities
• Water and wastewater utilities
• Municipal governments
• Water supply corporations
• Special districts
• Private interests

RRHB attorneys have further experience within the following utility law areas:
Water and wastewater utilities. RRHB attorneys represent municipal governments, water supply corporations, special districts, and private utility companies concerning retail and wholesale utility rates and services. RRHB attorneys have represented our clients in the courts and before the TCEO and its predecessor agencies. Also, RRHB attorneys advise and consult with clients regarding contracts for the purchase or sale of wholesale supplies and services.
Electric and gas franchise. For municipalities throughout the state, RRHB attorneys have advised and assisted in regard to electric franchise issues.
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