Bricker & Eckler LLP

Natural Resources Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded team noted for its strengths in natural resources transactions and regulatory proceedings, acting for a diverse client base that includes chemical manufacturers, municipalities and energy companies, among others. Well known for its particular expertise in the pipelines sector, as well as in connection with natural gas power plants and wind farms. Represents clients before government agencies including the Ohio Power Siting Board, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the PUC. Further noted for its work in the shale and renewable energy spaces.

Strengths An interviewee says: "The team's advice and advocacy has been good. They are knowledgeable, experienced and motivated."

Work highlights Acted for Enbridge in permitting, transactional and contentious aspects of two interstate pipeline projects, one being the NEXUS project.

Notable practitioners

Frank Merrill   is a "well-known and experienced senior environmental lawyer in the state of Ohio."He is respected as "trusted counsel" in his approach toregulatoryissues. An interviewee says: "He has a lot of experience handling CERCLA issues and litigation. He is an extremely capable, very strong attorney who is easy to work with, and he maintains a pleasant disposition even in adversarial positions."

Glenn Krassen has a wide-ranging practice which takes in environmental litigation, regulatory and transactional matters.

Matt Warnock is noted for his representation of clients in the oil and gas industry, where he is highlighted for his superb handling of transactional and contentious mandates, including those involving regulatory environmental compliance. He is described among sources as a "very dedicated and diligent young lawyer."