Never before in the history of the U.S. has energy been more of a business issue. For more than 70 years the firm has been at the forefront in energy policy and in representing the world's and the western region's leading energy companies. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite attorneys represent clients in the energy sector in all manner of regulatory compliance, corporate transactions and environmental litigation. We represent utilities in Public Utility Commission matters and procedures and related work We also assist in representation of new energy development as it relates to new plants, new technologies, new mines and new and renewed permitting and siting of energy and related facilities.

We work in virtually all areas of the energy sector including:

Electric Utilities:

  • Water rights transactions and litigation in Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas
  • Air quality permitting in Colorado and Arizona
  • New facility siting in Colorado and Arizona 
  • PUC rate cases and related maters in Colorado
  • CERCLA and RCRA matters
  • 404 Permitting

Oil and Gas Company Representation:

  • Air quality matters
  • Water supplies
  • Water supplies for pipeline testing
  • Condemnation Litigation

Renewable Energy: 

Ryley Carlock has been at the forefront of energy development for 60 years. Now more than ever, that expertise is a resource you can rely on. In addition to our environmental, air quality, and resources capability, we offer end-to-end legal services for the renewable energy industry.

Project Development:

Water Supply and Water Rights

NEPA Compliance

Condemnation, Rights-Of-Way

Full Compliment of Environmental, Resources and Air and Water Quality advice

Real Estate and Title Work

Land Use, Zoning, Permitting

Construction Agreements

Transmission Agreements

Corporate Services:

Private Equity and Debt Financings

Mergers and Acquisitions

Taxation Strategies

Entity Formation

Employment/Executive Compensation/ Labor Relations

Additional Support:


Climate Change

Lobbying and Legislative Affairs

Compliance, Document Control

Regional Leadership in Power Representation

Our Water, Energy, Resources and Environmental Law practice also includes the formation and representation of public utilities and special taxing districts throughout the West. Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is one of the few firms in the region to offer expertise in the areas of federal and wholesale power supply contracting and rate making, transmission access and retail electric competition.