Chris Miller advises private entities, public agencies and individuals on legal issues relating to energy and utility matters, telecommunications (both wired and wireless), broadband services, information technology and associated regulatory matters.  

Chris has represented a number of clients in the formation and operation of sophisticated  public private partnerships (“P3s”)  involving energy and telecommunications infrastructure, including the representation of one of the largest universities in the United States in a $1B+ long term comprehensive energy management concession process. 

He has significant experience representing clients' interests in proceedings before the Ohio Public Utilities Commission, Ohio Power Siting Board, the FCC and other regulatory agencies.
Representative Transactions
  • Represented corporations, colleges, universities and municipalities at Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for rate design issues, rule makings, standard service offers and wholesale generation. Design of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs on behalf of clients.
  • Represented numerous private and public clients in telecommunications, electric and gas proceedings in front of The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and Ohio Power Siting Board.
  • Represented private and public clients in negotiation and drafting of various types of agreements for utility use of and access to real property, conduit, easements, fiber, etc.
  • Represented numerous private and public clients in telecommunications and technology contracting and utility service negotiations/agreements with vendors.
  • Represented private and public clients in drafting and preparation of RFP/RFI/RFQ documents in regards to energy and telecommunications services, technology/software services, utility services and technology hardware purchases.
  • Represented private and public clients in negotiation of wireless lease agreements and wireless siting arrangements.
  • Represented clients in drafting of comprehensive Rights-of-Way management and administration ordinances.
  • Represented clients in jurisdiction-wide wireless development projects and the negotiation and drafting of the underlying legal documents.
  • Represented clients in drafting and negotiation of numerous cable franchises in both competitive and non-competitive situations.
  • Represented a number of clients in drafting of comprehensive wireless antenna/facility control ordinances. 
  • Represented a Fortune 500 client in its negotiation with energy supply vendors for the procurement of the company’s entire competitive electric energy load across its multi-state, multi-office footprint.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 client in its negotiation with telecommunications service vendors for the procurement of most of the company’s local telecommunications and long distance service across its multi-state, multi-office footprint.
  • Represented various Ohio political subdivisions in Ohio Public Utility Commission Standard Service Offer proceedings, rate makings and merger cases.
Speaking Engagements
  • Chris Miller presented at the Ohio Municipal Attorney Association 2018 Annual Conference on the topic: "Small Cell Wireless Service & Place of facilities in the Public Way (House Bill 478) - October 31, 2018.
  • Chris Miller presented at the Ohio Municipal Attorney Association 2018 Municipal Law Institite Civil Session on on the topic: "Small Cell Towers as it relates to House Bill 478" - July 26, 2018
  • Chris Miller participated in a webinar sponsored by the Ohio Municipal Attorney Associates of Ohio Law Institute on the topic: "Small Cell Towers as it relates to Senate Bill 331 and House Bill 478" - June 21, 2018
  • Chris Miller presented at the Public Safety Broadband Conference in Columbusm Ohio on the topic: "The Past, Present and Future Technology Issues Facing Ohio - November 2, 2017
  • Chris Miller presented at the 2017 APA Ohio Planning Conference in Athens, Ohio on the topic: "SB331/ORC 4939: How did we get here and what does it mean for Ohio communities?" - Sept. 27, 2017
  • “Challenges of Deregulation,” Ice Miller CLE Forum for In-House Counsel, Columbus, Ohio - Dec. 4, 2014
  • Moderator of the "Buildings and Commercial Track" Session of the 2014 Ohio's Energy Future Symposium
     
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