Elizabeth Witmer advises natural gas companies, public and private utilities and commercial developers about interstate pipeline development, eminent domain/condemnations, land use matters and appellate litigation. Through her more than 25 years of service to these clients, Elizabeth has become well versed in the federal and state regulations they face in order to secure the approvals they need to complete their projects, particularly in the energy industry. Elizabeth draws on this knowledge to help her clients develop an efficient framework for securing federal, state and local permissions, including interpreting state and local preemption issues, identifying which permits they need, developing initial applications and defending these applications all the way to the appellate level if needed.
The depth of Elizabeth's experience is also reflected in her positions as chair of the Energy Practice and vice chair of the Transactional Department. These leadership roles in the firm contributes to her sensitivity to her clients' need for predictability in their businesses, particularly around time frames and budgets for projects.