Charles Black

Equity Partner

Location: Abilene, Texas

Phone: 325-677-6291

Fax: 325-677-6313

 

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Charlie Black's practice is primarily energy-related, but also covers real estate, banking, business organizations, probate, construction, and commercial transactions. For the past fifteen years, Mr. Black has represented wind developers, landowners, and lenders (as Texas counsel) in various aspects of wind energy development, including land rights and turbine procurement, construction, operation, environmental and regulatory review, power sales, interconnection, and financing of wind projects. Mr. Black has also assisted utilities in the acquisition and condemnation of transmission easement and rights-of-way. In addition to his energy practice, Mr. Black represents various banks, businesses and health care providers in commercial transactions, including acquisitions and real estate, as well as business planning, and represents individuals in estate planning and probate matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Energy
  • Public Utility
  • Real Estate
  • Business Associations Law
  • Construction Law
  • Banking Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Health Law
  • Estate and Probate

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1979
  • S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1990
  • S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1989
  • S. Supreme Court, 1993

Education

    • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
      • J.D. - 1979
    • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
      • B.A. - 1976
      • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Abilene Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • American Wind Energy Association

Published Works

  • Author, "Adding Transmission for Texas - The CREZ Process, Route Selection, Right of Way Acquisition and Condemnation", Advanced Real Estate Drafting, State Bar of Texas, 2011
  • Co-Author, "Wind Energy Development in Texas - From Where the Wind Blows (a Local Perspective)" , University of Texas Wind Energy Institute, 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, "Adding Transmission for Texas - The CREZ Process, Route Selection, Right of Way Acquisition and Condemnation", Advanced Real Estate Drafting, 2011
  • Speaker, "Adding Transmission for Texas - The CREZ Process, Route Selection, Right of Way Acquisition and Condemnation", State Bar of Texas, 2011
  • Speaker, "Wind Energy Development (From a Developer's Perspective)", West Texas Wind Energy Consortium conference, Trent Texas, 2007
  • Panelist, "Overview of Landowner Leases", Texas Tech Wind Law II Conference, 2007
  • Panelist, "Local and County Perspectives (and Pitfalls) in Dealing with Energy", University of Texas Wind Energy Institute, 2007