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Richard J. Aaron

Richard J. Aaron



  • Appellate
  • Energy Lending Transactions
  • Energy Regulatory
  • Administrative Law & Regulation

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.


Rick Aaron is a Member in the Energy Industry Group with a focus on traditional utilities, nuclear, coal and natural gas-fired power production, bio-mass plant operations, independent power production, renewable energy, cogeneration, natural gas pipelines, transportation, storage and distribution, oil and gas development and production and end user issues.  Mr. Aaron has appeared before regulatory agencies, state and federal courts, as well as negotiating energy contracts and general business matters.

Bar Admissions

Michigan, 1983


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1983 Olivet College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
Areas of Practice

Administrative Law & Regulation | Appellate | Appellate and Complex Motion Practice | Energy Lending Transactions | Energy Regulatory | Government Reorganization and Restructuring | Privacy and Data Security

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Administrative/Regulatory Law and Energy Law, 2007-2014. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
Named Lawyer of the Year, Energy Law, Lansing, Michigan by The Best Lawyers in America®, 2014
Recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® 2008-2009, 2011-2014
Man of the Year, Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, 1990

Professional Associations

    State Bar of Michigan
    Ingham County Bar Association


Understanding Easements, Rights of Way and Utility Easements, Lansing, Michigan
July 2010

The New Cable Rate Regulation: Cable Act of 1992, Michigan Municipal League
April 1993


What Does The Michigan Stay Home Executive Order Mean For Your In-Person Energy Operations?
Dykema, March 2020

  On March 23, 2020, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 (“EO 2020-21”), which orders all Michigan residents to stay at home or in their place of residence unless exempted until April 13, 2020, at 11:59 p.m...

Additional Articles

"Glidepath to Compliance: Managing the Regulatory Risk/Reform Trajectory in Educational Facility Enterprises"
January/February, 2008
APPA Facilities Manager, Vol 24, No. 1

"The Effect of Section 366 of the US Bankruptcy Code on Relations Between Public Utilities and Customers In Bankruptcy"
Cooley Law Review, Vol 1, No. 3, 1983


Cannabis Law Blog

The cannabis industry presents unprecedented opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs. Yet, entities looking to engage in this emerging industry face daunting levels of legal complexity and uncertainty. Moreover, state and local governments are constantly tasked with regulating an...

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