Michael C. Haines' practice includes the general representation of established and emerging energy and natural resources companies in Michigan. He provides legal and practical advice on contract matters, leases, unitization, transportation, regulatory, legislative and other matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of assets. He serves as legislative counsel for an oil and gas exploration and production association and has represented gas utility companies in municipal rate proceedings. Mike is also Michigan counsel for a large spring water company established in Michigan. In this connection, he developed and implemented legal strategies for extensive acquisition of land and water rights, pipeline rights-of-way and addressed numerous regulatory and permitting issues.