Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC: Utilities Attorneys Who Understand Your Business
Whether your utility business provides a particular service—electricity, cable, water, or gas—or supports another utility like a wastewater treatment facility or phone provider, you need utilities attorneys that understand the issues your industry faces. For any legal challenge that may arise in the utilities sector, Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, is ready to provide assistance from the knowledgeable and experienced utilities lawyers you need.
Experienced, Dedicated Utilities Attorneys and Their Colleagues Offer a Full Spectrum of Legal Services
The utilities industry is highly regulated, creating extra challenges for businesses operating in the sector. Utility businesses face many challenges arising out of constantly changing technology and the high cost of infrastructure needed to support these changes. In addition to industry-specific problems, utility businesses face issues common to any business—issues like labor-management relations, employee benefits, and workers’ compensation to name a few.
The utilities attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker have the experience and skills to handle all of your legal services needs.
Challenges Unique to Utilities Industry Businesses
Like many businesses today, companies in the utilities sector face rising costs, advancing technologies, and labor issues. Combine these issues with the myriad challenges arising from strict government regulation and the race to beat the competition and you find a business with a full plate of issues to manage on the road to success.
That’s where Jenkins Fenstermaker comes in. Our utilities attorneys are singularly qualified to manage your utility business’s industry-specific challenges. We also offer skilled and knowledgeable counsel in a wide variety of practice areas on issues common to all businesses:
- Wage and Hour
- Health and Safety;
- Drug testing;
- Leave issues;
- Government Contract Employment Issues;
- Wrongful termination; and
- Workers’ Compensation.
Partner with Jenkins Fenstermaker to handle your legal issues so you will be free to manage your business.
Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC: Your Utilities Attorneys, Your Business Needs
The Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys can manage both utilities-specific legal matters as well as general business and transactional matters. Using a single firm to handle all of your legal needs will coordinate efforts to provide more impactful yet cost-effective legal assistance. And who doesn’t like services that improve the bottom line? Learn more below about how our staff of experienced attorneys offer skillful assistance for all of your legal matters.
Facilitating Commercial Real Estate and Financing Transactions
Utilities often have a physical presence over publicly or privately owned land. Acquiring the rights to establish or maintain utilities on someone else’s property takes time and legal resources. The knowledgeable attorneys in the real estate division of our business and commercial group can help you navigate condemnation proceedings and resolve land use and zoning issues to keep your design, construction, and maintenance plans on schedule.
By their nature, utilities often require the build-out and maintenance of infrastructure, which can be a costly endeavor. Our commercial and business attorneys can also help with financing transactions to acquire funding for utilities projects to keep your business competitive.
Labor and Employment Managed for You
All businesses with employees must stay up- to-date on labor and employment issues. All employers need help understanding the federal and state laws and administrative regulations that govern employment matters, from antidiscrimination and disability laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the West Virginia Human Rights Act to wage and hour and leave laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act, the West Virginia wage and hour statutes, and the Family and Medical Leave Act to name a few.
Your expertise is in the utilities industry, so turn to a reliable legal team for help with employment matters. The labor and employment attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker will help you stay compliant with federal and state laws and provide counsel on matters involving benefits coordination, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practices. Similarly, we provide training for your human resources department on changes in the law and assist with issues like employment contracts, confidentiality and trade secret protection, hostile work environment claims, and employment layoffs and terminations.
Safety Practices and Workers’ Compensation Claims Defense
Businesses protect against loss from work-related injuries and accidents by procuring workers’ compensation insurance, but the handling and litigation of these claims can be expensive and require specialized knowledge and experience. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have years of experience negotiating and defending employers against claims of work-related injuries. They also counsel on OSHA compliance and help establish and draft internal safety policies and return-to-work programs.