Phyllis J. Kessler

Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

Recognized since 2010

Roseland, New Jersey

Practice Areas

Energy Law

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Ms. Kessler practices in the area of energy project development and regulation, with a focus on the provision of electricity and gas through renewable technologies such as solar and wind, among others. She has broad expertise in energy project transactions and the drafting and negotiation of related corporate agreements and has significant experience in state and federal energy regulation and proceedings.

Ms. Kessler has advised clients on energy projects involving solar, wind, microgrid, fuel cell, energy storage, cogeneration, biofuel-generation, interconnection and line extension. She also provides guidance on power and gas marketing, and other issues related to deregulated energy markets, as well as submetering, energy efficiency, and rate design. Her clients have included project developers, financial institutions and large consumers of regulated and unregulated energy services (such as industrial, commercial, data center, multifamily housing, non-profit, university and hospital customers), marketers of competitively sourced electricity and gas and power authorities. She has appeared on behalf of such clients in federal and state court energy litigation matters and in regulatory proceedings in various states.

In addition, Ms. Kessler represents clients of energy facilities involved in the Independent System Operator (ISO) process. She formerly represented a retail marketer of electricity, the first urban electric cooperative, on several New York ISO Committees, including influencing development of rules related to interconnection, ICAP, creditworthiness, operational issues and demand response. Throughout her career, Ms. Kessler has negotiated gas and electric power contracts for commercial and industrial clients in locations including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, California, Washington, DC and Ohio. She has conducted numerous regulatory proceedings with Con Edison, Public Service Electric & Gas and other utilities.

  • 75 Livingston Avenue
    Roseland, NJ 07068-3701
  • New York University, J.D., graduated 1975
Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1972
  • New York, New York State Bar Association, 1975
  • New Jersey State Bar Association - Climate Change committee; Public Utility Law Section (past Chair)
  • Association of Energy Engineers New York Chapter - Board Member Emeritus
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York - Energy Committee
  • Energy One Solutions - Advisory Board Member
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1972

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Energy Law
Special Focus:
  • Regulatory
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.)


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