Andy has more than twenty years of experience handling regulatory matters in the fields of environmental permitting, energy regulation, and public utility law. In his current practice, he represents a wide range of clients in heavily-regulated industries, including renewable energy developers and telecommunications companies.
Andythrives on the details of large, complex proceedings that involve highly technical, scientific, and environmental considerations. He relies on his extensive experience working at both state and federal regulatory agencies to help clients navigate permitting and government-oversight issues.
Andy takes a systematic and collaborative approach to meeting his clients' needs. Starting with the initial fatal-flaw analysis, he works with clients to map out the legal framework, risks, needs, and costs of their projects, from pre-permitting studies through post-approval regulatory filings. At the same time, Andy assists clients with the myriad collateral issues that invariably arise, such as due diligence for financial closings, tax determinations, property interests, and power purchase agreements.
Andy has had the good fortune (and fortitude) to be on the leading edge of commercial-scale wind energy and solar energy development in Vermont, which gives him no small measure of personal satisfaction. He is also increasingly involved in work for clients in the telecommunications industry, representing them in regulatory and court proceedings and advising them on many aspects of regulation in this rapidly evolving sector.
|Partner||Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand PLLC||2013 - Present|
|General Counsel||Vermont Agency of Natural Resources||1996 - 2003|
|Special Counsel||Vermont Department of Public Service||1994 - 1996|
|Staff Attorney||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency||1989 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Renewable Energy Vermont||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Vermont Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|University of Michigan||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
|Boston University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
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