Matthew W. S. Estes
Electric Utility M&A and Restructuring, Energy Regulatory, Energy-Related Litigation, Regulation and Transactions
Matthew W.S. Estes has a broad-based energy practice focused on electric utility M&A and restructuring. In his more than 15 years with Skadden, Mr. Estes also has represented clients in numerous litigation and transactional matters on behalf of clients in the electric and oil and gas industries. He has appeared before federal district courts, courts of appeal and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Estes also has extensive experience at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public utility commissions.
Mr. Estes has worked on a number of large electric utility mergers, including hostile transactions, and the first successful electric utility LBO. In addition, Mr. Estes provided representation with respect to the creation of Regional Transmission Organizations in Florida, Nevada, the Pacific Northwest and California. He also has provided representation regarding electric generation divestitures. Mr. Estes’s has provided strategic advice to a number of clients, not only in the United States but in other countries that also are moving toward the restructuring of their electric utility markets.
J.D., University of Virginia Law School, 1983
A.B. Duke University, 1980 (magna cum laude)