Widely Recognized - Locally Trusted
CJB Law handles a wide variety of utility law cases throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Our legal team is remarkably dedicated, and we have a long-established history of success representing our clients in all matters of utility law. Utility law cases can be emotionally charged and intimate to all parties involved. We take great care in understanding every unique detail of your case from start to finish.
Knowledge and Experience
We help our clients navigate the various issues and challenges that are presented in the utility industry. Our clients range from gas and electric to water utilities. Our knowledgeable attorneys can assist in an assortment of areas, and will help you develop a plan to establish reasonable objectives for your unique case. Our utility law background includes: Right-of-Way Maintenance and Easements | Employment Practices | Bylaw Amendment | Capital Credits | Board Meeting Attendance and Representation | Joint Ventures | RUS, CFC, CoBank, and Economic Development Loans | General Governance | Commercial Paper | Lending Transactions | Collection
Our Utility Law Services
Right-of-Way Maintenance & Easements
There are instances when landowners are faced with removal and associated damage costs resulting from unauthorized locations of improvement on land that is subject to an easement or right-of-way. If you feel an easement or right-of-way is no longer needed, our attorneys can help you release your rights. Below are examples of easements and rights-of-way:
- Access Roads
- Right to Park
- Right of Light and Air
- Utility Corridors
- Power Lines
- Sewer/Water Lines
- Gas/Oil Transmission Lines
Our lawyers are here to provide guidance through a variety of employment-related obstacles and provide information on how to identify risks in your workplace, so you can address them before they become a problem. From harassment and discrimination to social media use and leaves of absences, our team of experts can help you manage various employment practices.
Many corporations have bylaws to help establish the management structure, procedures, and dispute resolution processes. Bylaws are usually viewed as an operating manual for the corporation. There are instances where bylaw amendments are necessary, but it can be a complicated process, and the CJB Law team is here to guide you.
Individuals, trusts, and businesses involved in utility cooperatives gather capital credits each year that represents the member’s ownership. Margins credited to each member is based on the purchases from the previous year. Our attorneys are here to help ensure your capital credits are handled correctly in various situations, such as retirement or liquidation of assets.
Board Meeting Attendance and Representation
Our attorneys are available to attend board meetings to observe how boards conduct business, attend a board meeting with you to speak on your behalf and represent you if you’re unable to attend. For more information regarding board meeting attendance and representation, contact CJB Law.
Are you a business owner interested in entering a joint venture with another company? Joint ventures occur when two companies wish to engage in a mutually profitable transaction, such as developing a new product or marketing an existing one. Our attorneys are experienced in joint ventures and will help represent, draft, and protect your company’s interests in the agreement.
RUS, CFC, CoBank, and Economic Development Loans
If you need guidance on setting up a loan to build an infrastructure or complete infrastructure improvements such as water and waste treatment, electric power, and telecommunications services, our attorneys are here to help you find the best solution for your situation.
There are many processes and rules in place by corporate legal departments to ensure that corporations run correctly and effectively. These processes and regulations can be challenging to understand and interpret. The CJB Law. team is available to answer any questions and provide guidance, so you know what is expected of your utility establishment.
If you’ve been approved for commercial paper or are interested in getting one, our attorneys can provide you with the necessary information. Commercial paper is an unsecured, short-term loan with high credit ratings that many corporations utilize for financing account payables, inventories, and other short-term liabilities.
Here at CJB Law, our attorneys are aware of how difficult today’s lending standards are to navigate the commercial lending process. We are here to guide you through commercial lending complexities while identifying potential challenges and utilizing practical solutions to reach the best commercial financing option for your situation. We have helped clients with a variety of lending transactions.
CJB Law has attorneys that are experienced in debt collections and matters regarding unpaid accounts. If you’re considering taking legal action against a client for not paying, our attorneys can be more cost-effective than going through a debt collection agency. Our team is here to provide you with the tools and information you need to resolve your unpaid accounts successfully.