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Our Attorneys

Miki Kolobara

Miki KolobaraMiki Kolobara is the Managing Attorney at Kolobara Law Firm, LLC. Miki practices in commodities and derivatives trading law with particular emphasis on energy trading, energy risk management, and energy trading compliance. Prior to founding Kolobara Law Firm, Miki spent 15 years working for several large energy companies where he assisted in creating and implementing trading policies and procedures, drafting standard trading and credit documentation, and training front and middle office personnel about legal and compliance aspects of energy trading. He has negotiated hundreds of master agreements and documentation for physical and financial transactions, as well as structured transactions for natural gas, electricity, coal, crude oil, and emissions allowances.

Miki serves on the Futures and Derivatives Law Committee of the American Bar Association, as well as the North American Energy Standards Board's contracting committee where he participated in drafting the NAESB standard master agreement for natural gas trading. Additionally, Miki is active in the International Energy Credit Associations' Contracts and Legal committee and its Dodd-Frank Act working group. As a member of the WSPP contracting committee, Miki participated in drafting of the WSPP standard master agreement for electricity trading. Miki is a frequent speaker on topics related to energy trading, hedging, risk management, and compliance.

Miki received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska Law College in 1996 and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1992. Miki was admitted to practice in Arizona in 2004 and in Nebraska in 2016.

Brenda Kolobara

Brenda KolobaraBrenda Kolobara is a Managing Attorney at Kolobara Law Firm, LLC. Brenda’s practice is focused on energy transactions and contract disputes laws, with particular emphasis on energy public utilities, load-serving entities, and local distribution companies. Prior to joining Kolobara Law Firm, Brenda was a commercial business litigation partner at a large firm in Phoenix, Arizona, and a litigation associate at a large national law firm.

In her prior large firm practice, Brenda effectively drafted and argued procedural, substantive and dispositive motions made in federal and state courts. She successfully mediated numerous cases and negotiated favorable settlements. Brenda has significant work experience with in-house counsel on case management and litigation strategy, including considerable work on litigation budgets, reporting, and cost-management policies and procedures, as well as collaborating on comprehensive risk management issues.

Brenda has extensive experience with alternative contract dispute resolution, energy project finance, risk management and compliance matters. Brenda advises municipal and public power and gas utilities on various transactional, risk management, and compliance matters. Brenda also has extensive experience in identifying, assessing and auditing regulatory compliance risks associated with all aspects of enterprise operations. Brenda’s compliance experience includes developing policy and procedures and directing policy governance efforts.

Brenda received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska Law College in 1997 and her Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) from the University of Nebraska in 1993. Brenda was admitted to practice in Arizona in 1997 and in Nebraska in 1998.