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Midstream and Transportation

McAfee & Taft provides comprehensive legal and business consulting services to the midstream energy and transportation industries.

Regulatory and Compliance

  • Internal audits
  • Compliance training, tracking, and management systems
  • Environmental compliance and permitting
  • Federal agency audits
  • OSHA
  • PHMSA
  • Other Department of Transportation compliance, including driver qualification, hours of service, hazardous materials, and vehicle classification issues
  • Physical and electronic security 
  • Risk assessment of liabilities and exposures
  • SCADA control systems

Emergency Response

  • On-site emergency response
  • Media relations
  • On-site agency inspections
  • Response planning

Litigation

  • Accidents and incidents
  • Commercial litigation
  • Defense of False Claims Act/qui tam lawsuits brought by “whistleblowers”
  • Environmental
  • Responses to agency Notices of Violations
  • Responses to agency investigations

Business & Corporate

  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Business financing
  • Business and transaction taxation
  • Buy/sell facilities and pipelines, including pre-transaction due diligence, risk assessment and evaluation and preparation of contracts, and post-transaction implementation of contractual protections and best operating practices
  • Corporate restructuring and workouts
  • Creditors’ rights
  • Supply, distribution and throughput contracts
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Real estate including condemnation proceedings and right-of-way issues

Records Retention

  • Communications
  • Compliance issues
  • e-Discovery
  • Policies and procedures

Workplace Issues

  • Employee benefits, including health and welfare plans and retirement plans
  • Employment law
  • Executive and deferred compensation
  • Labor issues, including collective bargaining and negotiations
  • Union avoidance strategies

 

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