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Kara B. Kantrow

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Utilities Attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

Marionneaux Kantrow, LLC
10202 Jefferson Hwy, Building C
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: 225-769-7473
Fax: 225-757-1709
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed in Louisiana Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Utilities (50%), Government Relations (20%), Energy & Natural Resources (10%), Transportation/Maritime (10%), Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kara Kantrow’s practice areas include public utility regulation; business and corporate law; transportation law; commercial litigation; municipal and local government law; and energy, telecommunications and utilities.  More specifically, Ms. Kantrow has:

Represented the interests of various utilities and transportation companies in numerous rulemaking proceedings before the LPSC related to a variety of issues, including merger and acquisition requirements, motor carrier authority, net metering and distributed generation, rate structure and right to serve, utility industrial service, pole attachments, and the application and interpretation of laws and LPSC orders.

Obtained regulatory approvals for and assisted utility clients in finalizing power and resource purchase agreements, including assisting with the negotiation and regulatory approval of complex long-term all requirements power purchase contracts for two electric utilities in 2012.

Provided strategic advice, prepared agreements and documents, and obtained regulatory approvals for mergers and acquisitions involving regulated entities, specifically including water and wastewater utilities and common carriers.

Represented numerous utilities (electric, water and wastewater, and gas), and common carriers in designing and seeking approval for rate increases, including the implementation of formula rate plans and rate stabilization structures, including the both contested and uncontested proceedings.

Provided representation to troubled water and wastewater utilities in reaching compliance with Louisiana state regulatory entities and in receivership litigation.

Negotiated Power Supply Agreements for the service of electric power.

Represented multiple electric utilities in obtaining regulatory approval of advanced metering programs.

Helped initiate, intervened in, and monitored rulemaking matters before the LPSC for electric utilities, water and wastewater utilities, and other regulated entities with regard to numerous legal and regulatory issues.

Assisted clients in preparing, monitoring, and seeking approval of legislative initiatives.

Assisted with applications and obtained regulatory approval for numerous utility loans and re-financings.

Pursued, defended, and litigated utility disputes over right to provide service and establish rates before the LPSC.

Has successfully strategized and litigated multiple contested proceeding for waste transportation clients, representing clients through the hearing process and Commission interaction, ultimately obtaining statewide unlimited authority for the client.

Assisted numerous motor carrier clients in diverse matters, including issues of corporate design, restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions, federal and state regulatory compliance, obtaining operating authority, drafting and negotiation of contracts of brokerage, lease, and for services, risk avoidance, and litigation.

About Kara B. Kantrow

First Admitted: 2007, Louisiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.mklawla.com/Attorneys/Kara-B-Kantrow.shtml

Educational Background

  • Ms. Kantrow received a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College, located in South Hadley, Massachusetts., 2003

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chair - Baton Rouge Bar Young Lawyer Section Council, 2016

Industry Groups

  • Administrative Law
  • Cooperatives
  • Electric Utilities
  • Gas Utilities
  • Governmental Relations
  • Lobbying
  • Regulatory Law
  • Wastewater Utilities
  • Water Utilities
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Office Location for Kara B. Kantrow

10202 Jefferson Hwy
Building C
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Last Updated: 7/22/2021

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