Nancy S. Malmquist

Director

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  • Overview

    • While Nancy Malmquist has been practicing law since 1983, for the past 21 years she has focused her practice almost exclusively on energy and telecommunications law and transactions. Nancy makes it a priority to fully understand the business objectives, technology and economics driving her clients’ projects: what is the purpose of the project, what does success of the project look like and how will that impact the success of their business overall? Armed with this information, she can more effectively guide the decision making process and start identifying the potential pitfalls or sticking points of a project – before they occur. In this way, Nancy can provide strategic direction to senior management at electric utility transmission and generation, renewable energy, telephone and competitive telecommunications, wireless, VOIP and internet service provider companies about obtaining regulatory and siting approval, and negotiating agreements. She often represents clients before state public utility commissions, federal and state agencies to successfully assist their companies on project siting, certification, state and multi-state approval projects for asset sales, acquisitions and mergers, financings, restructurings, and Eligible Telecommunications Carrier designation.

      Nancy is also the vice chair of Downs Rachlin’s Energy & Telecommunications Group.

  • Experience

      • Because Nancy practices energy and telecommunications law with such diligence and singular focus, she has been able to positively influence the outcome of a number of significant matters quietly, professionally, and cost effectively.
      • Obtained approval of the acquisition of Verizon’s Vermont telephone exchanges for the purchaser, and for the subsequent change of control of the telecommunications company.
        Represented the board of directors of the seller in the successful auction and sale of the state’s largest generation station, while overseeing the multi-state and federal regulatory approval process.
      • Obtained regulatory approvals for the sale of large hydroelectric generating facilities along the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers.
      • Successfully obtained many siting approvals for transmission line and substation projects for a global transmission and energy company.
      • Obtained Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) designations for wireless provider to enable company to participate in FCC auction to obtain support to deploy mobile voice and broadband services to unserved areas.
      • Obtained regulatory approvals for the purchase by an international energy company of major hydroelectric generating facilities in Vermont.
        Provide regulatory, transaction and contract development support to renewable energy, solar and wind energy companies in Vermont and Massachusetts.
      • Obtained state regulatory approvals for the acquisition and merger of a national transmission company by and with a global transmission and energy company.
      • Guided the purchaser on the acquisition of an electric distribution company.
  • Admissions & Clerkships

    • Massachusetts, 1983

      Vermont, 1992

      New Hampshire, 2016

  • Memberships & Activities

      • American Bar Association
      • Vermont Bar Association
      • Massachusetts Bar Association
      • New Hampshire Bar Association
      • Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Committee of Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA), member
      • Before joining DRM, Nancy was special counsel at the Vermont Public Service Department, where she was responsible for litigation before the Public Service Board and regulatory and policy matters involving the telecommunications, cable television and electric utility industries. Previously, Nancy practiced corporate and securities law at Ropes & Gray in Boston, Mass., and Washington, D.C.
  • Community Involvement

      • Nancy is President of the Dartmouth College Association of Gift Planning Chairs, and she serves on the Executive Committee of the Dartmouth College Class Officers Association. She also serves as a Dartmouth College class officer (gift planning chair).
      • Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, Commissioner and Member of Executive Committee
      • Nancy is a member of the Town of West Fairlee Planning Commission.
      • Served as co-chair of the Parent Annual Fund of The Holderness School in Plymouth, N.H.

While Nancy Malmquist has been practicing law since 1983, for the past 21 years she has focused her practice almost exclusively on energy and telecommunications law and transactions. Nancy makes it a priority to fully understand the business objectives, technology and economics driving her clients’ projects: what is the purpose of the project, what does success of the project look like and how will that impact the success of their business overall? Armed with this information, she can more effectively guide the decision making process and start identifying the potential pitfalls or sticking points of a project – before they occur. In this way, Nancy can provide strategic direction to senior management at electric utility transmission and generation, renewable energy, telephone and competitive telecommunications, wireless, VOIP and internet service provider companies about obtaining regulatory and siting approval, and negotiating agreements. She often represents clients before state public utility commissions, federal and state agencies to successfully assist their companies on project siting, certification, state and multi-state approval projects for asset sales, acquisitions and mergers, financings, restructurings, and Eligible Telecommunications Carrier designation.

Nancy is also the vice chair of Downs Rachlin’s Energy & Telecommunications Group.

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