Anthony W. Buxton


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Anthony W. Buxton serves as chair of the firm’s Energy and Utilities Practice Group. Tony creates solutions to business energy problems, including the challenge of high-energy costs. Prior to joining Preti Flaherty, Tony served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army (Armor) and worked for future U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell. After law school, he co-founded the Energy Law Institute in Concord, New Hampshire, the nation’s first renewable energy think tank. The Institute served the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of the Navy, the National Conference of State Legislatures and others in developing state and federal policies to encourage renewable energy.Tony then served as law clerk to the Honorable Hugh H. Bownes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. Tony joined Preti Flaherty after completing his clerkship in 1980.
The Preti Flaherty Energy Practice has more than 150 years, collectively, of practice in the law and regulation of energy resources, public utilities, wholesale power market design, retail deregulation, renewable energy development, energy conservation and demand response.

Operation of Wholesale Power Markets
Preti Flaherty has represented clients in each of the “organized” wholesale power markets in the United States. This work involves rule making before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and implementation of FERC rules at the RTO and market levels. Our Group participated in establishing the mechanics of the markets including ISO New England, PJM, Southeast Power Pool and MISO.

Attorneys Anthony Buxton and Donald Sipe serve as members of the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) Participants Committee. Sipe also served as Vice Chair of NEPOOL for several terms.

Development and Acquisition of Energy Projects
Preti attorneys specialize in turning undervalued existing resources into energy assets. For example, we have identified power generation opportunities for large manufacturers including renewables, waste or natural gas projects

Throughout New England, Preti Flaherty builds momentum for its clients. Our dedicated, highly credentialed attorneys have helped some of the region’s most successful companies grow and thrive. The clients we serve span a broad range of industries, and come to us with diverse objectives—from major deals and litigation to regulatory and intellectual property challenges. All of them count on us for a powerful, efficient approach to achieving their business goals. With offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Washington, DC and expertise in multi-state and cross-border matters, Preti Flaherty has emerged as an important regional firm, with global experience. We’re moving swiftly forward.

And we’ll keep your business moving that way, too.

Chair of the firm’s energy group, Anthony Buxton maintains a reputation as a leader in energy and utilities matters. He advises on a wide range of issues related to project purchase, sale and development. He serves as general counsel to the Industrial Energy Consumer Group, representing large electricity consumers in the region.
Chambers USA, 2013