Avery Burns | Headshot Large | Balch & Bingham

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Attorney
  • (205) 279-2905
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Education
  • Cumberland School of Law
    J.D., 2021, cum laude
  • University of Mississippi
    B.A., Public Policy, 2017, cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2021
About Avery
Q&A
  • What type of clients do you represent?

    I regularly represent vertically integrated public utilities, independent power producers, generation resource developers, and energy investment funds in various compliance and regulatory capacities.

  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    The energy and utility industry is constantly evolving. There is a constant problem solving mindset which compels innovation and growth. I enjoy creating and developing client relationships, helping clients solve their legal problems and achieve their business goals.

Select Matters

  • Electric Generation Construction: Represent owners in the development and construction of new natural gas, battery storage, and renewable electric generation facilities and associated projects.
  • Renewable energy programs: Assists utility clients in developing renewable energy programs for industrial, commercial, and residential customers. 
  • Battery Storage: Counsel for developers and purchasers of battery energy storage systems, including construction contracts, service agreements, and power purchase agreements.
  • Renewable energy marketing: Advises clients regarding renewable energy marketing and compliance with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations, state attorneys general guidance, and other applicable rules. Develops and negotiates REC sales agreements.
     

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    Credentials

    Education
    • Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2021, cum laude
    • University of Mississippi, B.A., Public Policy, 2017, cum laude
    Bar Admissions
    • Alabama, 2021
    Professional Affiliations
    • Judge James Edwin Horton Inn of Court 
    Awards & Accolades
    • Cumberland Law Review, Acquisitions Editor 
    • Caruthers Fellow
     
    Community Involvement
    • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, Corporate Committee
    • Preschool Partners, Young Professionals Board