While Nancy Malmquist has been practicing law since 1983, for the past 21 years she has focused her practice almost exclusively on energy and telecommunications law and transactions. Nancy makes it a priority to fully understand the business objectives, technology and economics driving her clients’ projects: what is the purpose of the project, what does success of the project look like and how will that impact the success of their business overall? Armed with this information, she can more effectively guide the decision making process and start identifying the potential pitfalls or sticking points of a project – before they occur. In this way, Nancy can provide strategic direction to senior management at electric utility transmission and generation, renewable energy, telephone and competitive telecommunications, wireless, VOIP and internet service provider companies about obtaining regulatory and siting approval, and negotiating agreements. She often represents clients before state public utility commissions, federal and state agencies to successfully assist their companies on project siting, certification, state and multi-state approval projects for asset sales, acquisitions and mergers, financings, restructurings, and Eligible Telecommunications Carrier designation.
Nancy is also the vice chair of Downs Rachlin’s Energy & Telecommunications Group.