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Michael C. Haines

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Grand Rapids MI

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Michael C. Haines' practice includes the general representation of established and emerging energy and natural resources companies in Michigan. He provides legal and practical advice on contract matters, leases, unitization, transportation, regulatory, legislative and other matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of assets. He has represented gas utility companies in municipal rate proceedings. Mike is also Michigan counsel for a large spring water company established in Michigan. In this connection, he developed and implemented legal strategies for extensive acquisition of land and water rights, pipeline rights-of-way and addressed numerous regulatory and permitting issues.

Areas of Practice

Natural Resources Law
Oil and Gas Law
Legislative
Public Utility Law
Business Law

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1974

Education

The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Order of the Coif

University of Michigan, 1971
A.B.
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Honors and Awards

Listed in the Best Lawyers in America and named by Best Lawyers as Grand Rapids' Oil & Gas Lawyer of the Year

Professional Associations and Memberships

Michigan Oil and Gas Association,
Member, 1974 - Present
Past Chairman, Legal and Legislative Committee

Adrian, Michigan, City Gas Rate Commission, 1983-1984, 1986, 1991, 1994-1995, 1999-2000, 2005-2006, 2009, 2012
Commissioner

State Bar of Michigan
Member

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