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S. Michael Madison

Attorney
  • (205) 226-3433
Download Resume mmadison@balch.com
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    J.D., 2015,

    magna cum laudeGeorgia Law Review, Articles Editor

  • University of Georgia
    B.A., Political Science, 2011, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2015
About Michael
Q&A
  • What types of clients do you represent?

    I represent electric utility companies as well as renewable infrastructure investment funds in various compliance and regulatory capacities.  

  • What type of matters do you work on most often?

    The matters I work on most often focus on regulatory and compliance matters before FERC on behalf of large electric utilities clients. This includes administration of transmission rate protocols and implementation of new regulatory compliance requirements.  I also represent clients in regulatory proceedings before FERC and state regulatory bodies.

    In addition to my regulatory practice, I provide counsel to clients on a range of transactional matters. This part of my practice includes development and negotiation of power purchase and sale agreements, asset purchase agreements, and engineering, procurement, and construction contracts.  

     

     

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

Select Matters

  • Administration of Open Access Transmission Tariff and related matters before FERC:  Represents large transmission owning utilities in administration of open access tariff and transmission formula rates governing transmission service on regional interconnected transmission system.  Representation includes preparing informational filings with FERC, managing customer review process for formula rate annual charges, and managing FERC oversight regarding administration of transmission formula rates.
  • Power Purchase Agreements:  Represents buyers and sellers in negotiations of power purchase agreements and the administration and negotiation of amendments to existing contracts primarily related to natural gas and solar generating facilities.  
  • Coal Purchase Agreements:  Serves as counsel to large utility client in developing and negotiating long-term coal purchase agreements, as well as short-term, spot coal purchases.

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        Credentials

        Education
        • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 2015,

          magna cum laudeGeorgia Law Review, Articles Editor

        • University of Georgia, B.A., Political Science, 2011, summa cum laude
        Bar Admissions
        • Alabama, 2015
        Professional Affiliations
        • Alabama Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section