Ice Miller Expands Utility Practice Ice Miller Expands Utility Practice

Ice Miller Expands Utility Practice

Ice Miller Welcomes Michael Cracraft, Philip McKiernan and Steven Krohne

Indianapolis, Ind. -   Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Cracraft, Philip McKiernan and Steven Krohne will join the firm as partners in the Energy and Utilities Group. These seasoned attorneys will provide Ice Miller with an additional 80 years of collective experience in this particular area of the law. Cracraft, McKiernan and Krohne will also bring added depth from a business as well as a legal perspective, to enable the Ice Miller team to represent all types of utility clients in all matters.  

"Ice Miller attorneys work diligently to develop a deep understanding of each client's needs," said Steve Humke, chief managing partner at Ice Miller. "We look forward to the expanded breadth and depth of knowledge that our Energy and Utilities Group will have with Mike, Phil and Steve working to protect the best interests of our energy and utility clients."  

Ice Miller's Energy and Utilities Group provides full-service representation to a broad range of investor-owned and municipal utilities, "merchant" energy companies, infrastructure developers and other institutional clients. The Group's work includes representation of such entities before state and federal regulatory authorities such as the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and North American Electric Reliability Corporation compliance programs.  

"These experienced professionals are excellent additions to Ice Miller's Energy and Utilities Group," said Melissa Proffitt Reese, Indianapolis office managing partner and co-chair of Ice Miller's Energy and Utilities Group. "We are excited to expand our practice with such well-known and highly-respected practitioners." 
 
"We are pleased to welcome Mike, Phil and Steve to the firm," said Kay Pashos, partner and co-chair of Ice Miller's Energy and Utilities Group. "Their extensive background in the energy and utilities sector will bring tremendous value to our energy and utility clients."  

Michael Cracraft  is a partner who concentrates his Utilities' practice primarily in the areas of energy, water, communications, telecommunications and administrative law. Michael has tried numerous rate cases for electric, gas, steam, water and sewer companies before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. He has handled many other types of administrative litigation, including state and local tax matters, utility territorial disputes, financing proceedings, acquisitions, gas cost adjustments, fuel cost adjustments, certificates of public convenience and necessity for electric generating facilities and administrative agency rulemakings.  

Philip B. McKiernan  is a partner who practices in the area of energy and utilities law, advising and representing utilities and other types of regulated business. Phil has extensive experience advising water, sewer and gas distribution utilities concerning regulatory requirements and has represented them before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Phil also represents interstate natural gas and other types of pipelines operating in Indiana.  He has represented those and other clients in connection with permitting, enforcement and other matters arising under environmental protection laws. 

Steven W. Krohne  is a partner who concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of utility, energy, telecommunications and administrative law. In particular, he has represented gas, electric, steam, water and sewer utilities, as well as telecommunications providers in various proceedings for regulatory approvals before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, including rate cases, innovative rate design cases, certificate of public convenience and necessity cases, complaint cases, investigation proceedings, declination of jurisdiction proceedings, energy efficiency and demand response matters, annexation and territory matters, as well as, mergers and acquisitions.  Steven also has been involved in appeals of utility matters to the Indiana Court of Appeals and provides counsel on a broad range of issues to energy and water/wastewater clients.
 
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About Ice Miller LLP
Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP is an Am Law 200 Firm with a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller offers a broad array of capabilities in virtually all areas of legal practice including: corporate, patents and trademarks, bankruptcy, lobbying, labor and employment, litigation, employee benefits, environment, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, municipal finance and government law. With offices in Chicago; Cleveland; Columbus; DuPage County, Ill.; Indianapolis; and Washington, D.C., the Firm has more than 300 lawyers and 40 paraprofessionals.
 
This press release is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. 
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