Carl  R. Shultz harrisburg

Carl R. Shultz

Member

Overview

Carl Shultz focuses his practice on public utility and environmental matters. He represents clients in the energy, transportation, telecommunications, water, and wastewater industries on business matters including licensing, transactions, rate cases, rulemakings, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Through legislation and administrative regulation, a number of steps have been taken across the country to facilitate competition in the electric power and natural gas markets. In Pennsylvania and other deregulated markets, customers can seek the lowest price and/or find special services. These deregulated markets have implications for public utilities, suppliers, municipalities, businesses, and individuals. For these reasons, Carl believes it has never been more important for energy and utility companies to be prudent in their selection of legal representation. It is also important for consumers such as municipalities, businesses, and individuals to understand the nuances, opportunities, and risks concerning the competitive electric and natural gas markets. Carl helps consumers navigate these issues before entering related contractual agreements.

Carl is a former clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Horn and the Honorable Joseph E. Erb in the Trial Division of the York County Court of Common Pleas.

Representative Matters

  • Assists a variety of telecommunications companies with regulatory matters, including contract review, compliance with regulations, and resolution of complaints.
  • Assists a variety of regulated companies with compliance and licensing issues.
  • Advises both customers and brokers on the regulatory aspects of energy sales and purchase contracts.
  • Acted as local counsel for the construction of new facilities in Pennsylvania, including a cement manufacturing facility in Northampton County and wind power facilities in Wyoming County.
  • Represented electric generation suppliers in electric default service procurement proceedings.
  • Represented water utilities and municipal water authorities in regulatory matters and litigation before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), including services territory expansion, utility takeovers and acquisitions.
  • Defended a case of first impression on behalf of an abandoned mine land reclamation project involving the use of a river dredge/fly ash mix to fill coal strip pits in Hazelton, Pennsylvania.
  • Provided legal advice and counsel on the sale and acquisition of assets, including the $48 million sale of water and waste water assets by the City of Coatesville Authority and the $26 million sale of the City of Bethlehem landfill.
  • Successfully represented a developer in a landmark land use appeal under Act 537 (Sewage Facilities Planning Act).