Sophie A. Akins is a Partner at Best Best Krieger, LLP specializing primarily on... more
Sophie A. Akins is a Partner at Best Best Krieger, LLP specializing primarily on solar and renewable energy projects, Power Purchase Agreements, proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission and public contracts. Ms. Akins also provides general governance advice to public entities and currently serves as General Counsel to the Ramona Municipal Water District. Since 2007, Ms... view profile
Practicing law for more than 20 years, I am managing partner ofBest Best Krieger's... more
Practicing law for more than 20 years, I am managing partner ofBest Best Krieger's Desert officeand head of the firms renewable energy practice group.I specialize in general municipal, land use and energy law.I serve as city attorney, general counsel and special counsel to a variety of public agencies.
Daniel F. Freedman is an Associate Attorney with Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden PC at... more
Daniel F. Freedman is an Associate Attorney with Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden PC at its Los Angeles office. Mr. Freedman's practice is focused on matters such as environmental, land use, employment and municipal law, as well as entrepreneurship in areas such as software, internet and clean-tech.
Energy and utility laws regulate the development, construction, and operation of power generation facilities. Energy and utility laws deal with public gas and water utilities, competitive energy suppliers, small power producers and other wholesale electric generators, utility holding companies, municipal utilities and entities, industrial customers, and utility consumer groups. The energy and utility industries are highly regulated and difficult to navigate, so a lawyer who specializes in energy and utility laws can be very helpful.