AHC Partner Speaks About Corporate Director Fiduciary Duties to Telephone Company Directors

David R. Cook Jr., a partner at Autry, Hall & Cook, LLP, recently spoke at the NTCA Fall Conference.   The conference was held September 21 – September 25 in Denver, Colorado and focused on the changing technology and innovation that …

AHC Attorney David Cook Presents on Capital Credits and Cooperative Tax

AHC attorney David Cook will present at the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’s Finance and Accounting Conference concerning two important topics for telecommunications and telephone cooperatives.  He will discuss “Strategies for Managing Capital Credits” and “Handling Large Gains and Losses.”  Here …

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Michigan electric cooperative latest move in continuing shift to member regulation

midwestIn May of this year, Midwest Energy Cooperative, serving southern Michigan, adopted a resolution to become member-regulated, in accordance with Public Act 167 of 2008, the Electric Cooperative Member-Regulation Act. Assuming it has fulfilled all of the notice and hearing …

Arkansas water co-op heads to court to settle dispute over capital credits

Since 2009, at least 14 cases have been filed against electric cooperatives over patronage capital (or capital credits) in eight states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. Now the membership of a water utility …