Patrick Reznik saves a beautiful country estate in a narrow, rapidly-developing peninsula from a 138-kV transmission line. By joining affected landowners together, pooling resources, and filing a collective intervention to protest undesirable routes Patrick was able to have the line re-routed, saving the McMeen’s property.
Twenty years ago, the O’Connors received a late notification that AEP Texas, an energy giant, would be building a powerful 345-kV transmission line between Victoria and Corpus Christi. AEP’s preferred route would slice through the western section of the O’Connor’s prairie, causing significant habitat fragmentation for native wildlife. Patrick Reznik and legacy Texas landowners worked together to prevent a pristine, 500,000-acre coastal prairie and wildlife conservation area from becoming a power corridor.
The proposed route for a 345-kV high-power transmission line would clip the Matthews’ land only twice, but the peaceful isolation they envisioned when they purchase the land and built their home would be ruined. Patrick Reznik’s rare blend of eminent-domain expertise, jury-trial experience and client commitment helps landowners make the most of the worst luck.
When cattleman and fifth-generation Texas rancher, Whit Jones learned his family’s and many of his neighbors’ properties were in the proposed path of one of the largest transmission-line projects in the state, he wasted no time contacting Braun & Gresham for help. In this new firm success story, learn how Patrick Reznik, working with friends, foes & exceptional experts, helped a large group of landowners preserve more than 200,000 acres of South Texas’ largest legacy ranches.
As one of only a handful of firms equipped to lead clients whose land is threatened by CREZ transmission projects through the entire legal process, Braun & Gresham, PLLC finds teamwork is key to ensuring energy transmission lines don’t destroy property values.
In fighting power lines, landowners find success in numbers- just ask John Hawley and his wife who worked with Braun and Gresham, PLLC to form a coalition of neighboring landowners to keep CREZ transmission lines off of their Texas High Plains property. By working as a team, they were able to create a unified voice against the utility’s transmission project and ultimately redirect the line onto a different route.