David Wand is an associate in the Administrative Law team and the Cannabis Law team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. He has extensive experience in the energy and telecommunications industries, guiding his clients through regulatory compliance and other administrative law matters. His experience covers numerous matters including: renewable energy and energy efficiency programs; utility infrastructure siting; alternative and base rate proceedings, as well as utility mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Wand’s ultimate goal remains steadfast: provide his clients with thorough and informed solutions to meet their business goals. Mr. Wand serves as Secretary of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Public Utility Law Section (PULS), which reviews developments in public utility law and maintains an active liaison with state agencies responsible for regulation of New Jersey’s public utilities.

Prior to joining Wilentz, David served as a Deputy Attorney General in the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, Division of Law, where he advised and litigated on behalf of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in both state and federal matters, including those before: the United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. At the Division of Law, Mr. Wand advised the Board on solar industry regulation; the New Jersey Clean Energy loan programs; utility regulation, among others, and litigated numerous contested cases, including: base rate cases; formula rate filings; incremental infrastructure filings; infrastructure siting petitions, utility mergers and asset transfers; rate regulated telephone service.

Upon graduation from Pace University School of Law, Mr. Wand clerked for the Honorable Rudy B. Coleman in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. His prior legal experience involves wide-ranging experience on the latest issues facing environmental law and energy regulation.

In September 2018, Mr. Wand co-authored "Power Struggle: Cannabis Growers Face High Energy Costs in New Jersey," published in POWER Magazine. In August 2017, Mr. Want presented a Lorman webinar entitled "Understanding New Jersey Public Contracts and Procurement Laws." In October 2016, Mr. Wand authored an article entitled “Public Policy Directives Continue to Shine on Solar Development,” published in Pennsylvania Bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Newsletter concerning the continued policy incentives for solar development. In September 2009, Mr. Wand co-authored "The Seven Principles of Ocean Renewable Energy: A Shared Vision and Call for Action," published in the Roger Williams University Law Review, Marine Law Symposium Special Edition. He has also lectured and prepared papers on alternative energy and federal regulation of renewable energy.

*Cannabis Law Disclaimer: Per federal law, under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I controlled substance.  Possession, use, distribution, and/or sale of cannabis is a Federal crime and is subject to related Federal policy, regardless of any state law that may authorize certain marijuana activity.  Compliance with state marijuana law does not equal compliance with federal law.  Legal advice provided by Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. is designed to counsel clients regarding the validity, scope, meaning, and application of existing and/or proposed cannabis law. Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. will not provide guidance or assistance in circumventing or violating Federal or state cannabis law or policy, and any advice provided by Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. should not be construed as such.

 

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