Beveridge & Diamond PC

Environment Department

Texas
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What the team is known for Nationwide boutique with notable Texas strength. Advises clients on a range of state and federal regulatory matters, including permitting and complex disputes. Particularly experienced with water quality matters. Also frequently active in enforcement proceedings and maintains a dominant presence in the petrochemical sector. Represents multinational clients from the firm's Latin American region environmental practice group, led out of Austin. Often advises firms on environmental-related challenges affecting global supply chains.

Strengths The firm is a "well-known and respected environmental boutique," according to market sources.

Another source comments: "It is our go-to environmental firm."

Work highlights The firm continued to provide compliance counseling, permitting and litigation support for the expansion of a central Texas municipal solid waste landfill operated by Waste Management of Texas.

Notable practitioners

Bryan Moore has a "sophisticated practice and is a good lawyer to work with," according to sources. He acts for prominent oil and gas, industrial and commercial clients in permitting and enforcement proceedings as well as handling litigation and compliance across air, water and waste concerns.

Laura Lavalle is "able to give practical, responsive and timely advice," according to clients. She is noted for managing Clean Air Act cases involving Title V and New Source Review permitting issues. Her practice extends into agency enforcement, compliance audits and transactional due diligence matters.

Madeleine Kadas is an "expert in air regulations and the Clean Air Act, she’s perfectly able to leverage her strong substantive knowledge in that area into practically orientated advice," according to sources. She handles a range of complex regulatory and enforcement matters involving the chemical and petrochemical refining industries, especially those involving air and waste issues. She is additionally noted for her representation of Latin American clients.