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Energy & Regulatory Law

Keegan Werlin’s energy and regulatory team has unparalleled experience dealing with complex energy and regulatory issues. The firm combines regulatory expertise with a thorough understanding of the financial, policy and strategic issues emerging in client industries to provide cost-effective and successful representation of client interests. Members of the practice have extensive backgrounds in regulation and government, including former chairs and commissioners of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, two former general counsels, as well as several former hearing officers.  Other attorneys in the firm have worked as in-house counsel to large utility companies, as consumer advocates and as staff to members of the Massachusetts Legislature. The diversity of experience among Keegan Werlin attorneys enables high-quality service to a broad array of clients in the regulatory and energy fields.

Energy Facilities Siting & Permitting

Keegan Werlin's energy facility siting and permitting team has multi-faceted expertise and experience with the siting of critical energy infrastructure. The energy siting and permitting team has many years of experience and substantial knowledge of the engineering, planning, financial, economic, environmental and social justice dimensions of large-scale energy infrastructure projects. With this knowledge, Keegan Werlin is able to assist clients in achieving their objectives on a timely and cost-effective basis, with the best possible outcomes.

Keegan Werlin's real estate development & permitting practice provides expert land use, planning and permitting services to support real estate developers, municipalities and other clients. Members of the practice have unparalleled experience in real estate, urban planning and permitting matters through public sector experience with the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the City of Boston.

Real Estate Development & Permitting

Governmental & Legislative Relations

Keegan Werlin provides a wide range of advocacy services to clients for matters involving legislative and local, state and municipal forums. Our attorneys advise clients on Massachusetts laws that regulate business and industry; lobbying, ethics and campaign finance, government procurement and the promulgation of regulations.

Environmental, Municipal, & Land Use

Keegan Werlin provides clients with the highest quality legal representation and services in the area of environmental, municipal and land-use law.  These practice areas provide valuable support to resolve challenges in energy infrastructure siting and real estate development and planning.


In addition to corporations of all sizes, sole proprietorships and individuals, our clients include boards and departments of municipal corporations as they plan and construct critical infrastructure and public and private development projects.