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Jaren A. Taylor
Jaren A. Taylor
Partner — Energy Regulation
Partner — Energy Regulation

Jaren A. Taylor

Jaren A. Taylor
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Jaren A. Taylor

Jaren’s practice focuses on the representation of utility and energy clients and eminent domain law. In his utility and energy practice he represents clients before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, other regulatory agencies, and in various courts throughout the state. This work addresses issues involving utility infrastructure, including obtaining of Certificates of Convenience and Necessity, navigating the regulatory approval process for M&A transactions, litigating rate approval for utility assets, acquiring of right-of-way for linear projects through eminent domain and counselling clients regarding state regulatory requirements, the ERCOT process, and a number of other issues. Jaren’s notable work highlights include preparing, processing and obtaining approval for over thirty Certificate of Convenience and Necessity applications for transmission line projects in the State of Texas. In his eminent domain practice, Jaren represents both utilities and landowners in the condemnation process to either acquire land for utility projects or assist landowners to receive just compensation for their property.

Experience Highlights

  • (Public Utility Commission of Texas) — Prepared, processed, and obtained approval for over twenty Certificate of Convenience and Necessity applications for transmission line projects in the State of Texas (lead)

  • (Texas State Court) — Conducted litigation for clients to obtain hundreds of miles of right-of-way through condemnation in courts across the state for the construction of high-voltage transmission lines (lead)

  • (Public Utility Commission of Texas) — Litigated contested case proceeding to be awarded over a billion dollars of Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission line projects

  • Represented client in $400 million dollar utility asset swap transaction, including the regulatory approval for the same

  • Represented clients in Sale, Transfer, Merger proceedings before regulatory commissions 

  • (Wise County Court at Law No. 2) — Defended client in state court trespass and nuisance cases involving energy infrastructure (lead)

  • Represented clients in various asset acquisitions, mergers, asset swaps, and sales involving utility infrastructure

  • Counsels clients on various matters involving the ERCOT market and process, including the RPG process, generator interconnections, certification and registration requirements, and other issues (lead)

  • (Public Utility Commission of Texas) — Represents clients in various industry rulemakings, complaint, and other proceedings (lead)

  • Represented clients before planning and zoning commissions, and city councils, to obtain municipal zoning approvals (lead)

Credentials

  • Baylor Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2007 (Order of the Barristers; Senior Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review; Recipient of William Trail Civil Procedure Award)
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Political Science, 2004 (Phi Sigma Alpha Honors Society)
  • Chambers USA, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity)(Texas), 2018-2020
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2014–2015
  • Legal 500 U.S., Energy Regulation: Conventional Power, 2020
  • Member: J. Ruben Clark Legal Society
  • Texas
  • Italian (fluent)