Kenneth C. Sundlof Jr.

Special Counsel

Overview

Mr. Sundlof has a broad range of experience in general commercial representation. Where possible, he works closely with business clients to anticipate and avoid legal problems, or to minimize legal problems which already exist.

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Areas of Focus
  • Energy
  • Utilities
Education

J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (1974)

B.S., University of Illinois, Economics/Finance (1972)

  • James Scholar
  • with Honors

Biography

Mr. Sundlof has a broad range of experience in general commercial representation. Where possible, he works closely with business clients to anticipate and avoid legal problems, or to minimize legal problems which already exist.

Mr. Sundlof’s representation encompasses both litigation and non-litigation matters, including business negotiations, contracts, procurement, licensing, real estate, banking, construction, and insurance. He also has extensive experience in administrative and governmental representation.

Mr. Sundlof’s primary focus is in the area of utility law. He has over thirty-five years of extensive experience in the utility industry, including work in the electric, telecommunications, natural gas and water sectors. His experience extends to nearly all the legal and regulatory needs of utilities and their customers. Representative clients include or have included Salt River Project (SRP), New West Energy, Southwest Gas, US WEST, NextEra Energy, Starwood Energy, American Association of Retired Persons, Residential Utility Consumers Office, Arizona Cogeneration Association, and Arizona Community Action Association.

Since 1998, Mr. Sundlof has served as the liaison between Salt River Project (a federal reclamation project and one of the largest public power entities in the nation) and Jennings Strouss. He has been involved in almost all aspects of law involving SRP, including regulatory, legislative, environmental siting, general utility law, new transmission and generation projects, electric industry restructuring, contracting, local government, dispute resolution, public processes, governance, and federal regulation.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (1976)

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1985)
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1976)

Media and Presentations

Interviews

  • Solar energy industry, KFYI (April 21, 2012)
  • Energy update, AZ-TV Morning Scramble with Pat McMahon (June 29, 2012)

Memberships

American Bar Association

  • Member, Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section

American Arbitration Association

B3 Strategies

  • Past Chair, Board of Managers (2013-2017)

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Energy Law (2005 – 2019)
  • Listed, “2014 Arizona Business Top Lawyers: Energy & Natural Resources,” Az Business Magazine (April 23, 2014)

Community Involvement

Herberger Theater Center

  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors (2017 – 2018)
  • Chair, Board of Directors (2015 – 2017)
  • Member, Board of Directors (2010 – 2018)

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Maricopa

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors