Duncan has been with SKO since 2003. He is a member of the Utility & Energy and Trusts & Estates practices. Duncan has significant experience in a range of utility regulatory matters including acquisitions, multiple base rate cases and proceedings regarding environmental surcharges, renewable energy and demand-side management. Duncan’s substantial practice in Trusts and Estates includes numerous estate planning and administration clients with assets ranging from the modest to millions. His clients and colleagues alike find Duncan organized, efficient, affable and easy-going.
Utility & Energy: In this highly regulated industry, my focus is helping clients achieve their day-to-day operations goals and long-term strategic objectives. I have extensive experience in representing clients before local, state and federal regulatory bodies to obtain certificates of public convenience and necessity, rate adjustments and environmental surcharges. As the energy business has evolved, so has my knowledge base in the areas of demand-side management, energy efficiency, smart grid and renewable energy. I also have helped clients complete acquisitions and successful withdrawals from regional transmission compacts. Highlights include the following:
Trusts & Estates: My focus is helping clients plan ahead so they are able to provide for themselves and their families, no matter what the future holds. From developing a basic will, establishing a trust or explaining the difference between a durable power of attorney and a healthcare power of attorney, my goal is to help clients create an estate plan for tomorrow that provides them peace of mind today.
The utility industry is increasingly in flux as renewable generation, smart grid, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, low-cost natural gas, and environmental regulations all make their mark on a formerly placid and predictable field.