| Practice Description: Mr. Seidel primarily represents regulated electric, gas and water public utilities. On behalf of his public utility clients, Mr. Seidel has: litigated rate cases; provided advice for reorganizations; conducted prudence reviews of fuel and gas purchases; participated in electricity deregulation proceedings and administrative rulemaking; sought power plant certification; and provided counsel for utility financing.|
In addition, Mr. Seidel has significant experience with commercial real estate transactions and conducts commercial litigation cases in federal and state courts.
Mr. Seidel is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received his B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics in 1975. He is a graduate and Harno Fellow of the University of Illinois, Urbana Law School, where he received his J.D.
Mr. Seidel is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, and has served as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of its Public Utility Law Committee.
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1978
Law School Honors/Involvement: Harno Fellow
University of Notre Dame, B.A. economics, 1975
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement: summa cum laude
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Chicago Bar Association
Public Utility Law Committee
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Illinois Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2010-2017
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