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Eversheds Sutherland’s CoopLawBlog is a daily, central resource to inform cooperative stakeholders of breaking legal issues, business developments, and other important news affecting cooperatives across the nation.

Eversheds Sutherland’s 30-year electric cooperative practice is part of a more than 50-lawyer energy practice that represents leading participants in every major sector of the energy industry. We have been working with electric cooperatives since 1975 addressing significant challenges and capturing promising opportunities. Eversheds Sutherland’s electric cooperative practice group is nationally recognized and highly regarded both for its legal capabilities and its understanding of electric cooperatives and the industry.

  • Development of nuclear, coal, gas and hydro-electric renewable generation facilities.
  • Co-ownership and joint-use arrangements for generation and transmission assets.
  • Working capital, construction and long-term debt financings with RUS, FFB, CoBank, CFC and commercial lenders.
  • G&T/member rate structure issues and new wholesale power contracts.
  • Long-term wholesale power purchases and power marketing arrangements.
  • Public and private taxable and tax-exempt debt offerings.
  • FERC and state utility commission proceedings.
  • RTO and related transmission matters.
  • NERC compliance and enforcement.
  • Lease arrangements, including leveraged leases.
  • Project financings.
  • Mortgage bond indentures.
  • Litigation, including territorial disputes.
  • Federal, state and local tax planning and controversy.
  • Corporate restructurings.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Retail competition and stranded cost recovery.
  • Business diversification.
  • General corporate advice.
  • RUS debt settlements and loan workouts.