Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Widely celebrated environmental boutique that has strength across areas such as air quality, hazardous waste permitting and water issues. Offers significant litigation experience complemented by a strong regulatory compliance practice, as well as notable expertise in real estate and corporate transactions. Experienced with the impacts of hazardous spills and other environmental incidents. Also noted for its experience representing independent petroleum refiners.

Strengths Clients consider the firm "an absolute powerhouse in Texas environmental work," noting: "The team understands business culture while properly advising on risk and strategy."

Clients say the firm"has good commercial capabilities and is extremely knowledgeable in the field."

Work highlights Obtained a dismissal on behalf of a major convenience store operator, in an alleged groundwater contamination case where Wichita County had alleged various violations of the Texas Water Code.

Notable practitioners

Jean Flores has almost 30 years of experience practicing across air, water and waste issues. She handles everything from permitting and enforcement proceedings to advising on the environmental aspects of commercial and real estate transactions.

John Slavich is commended for his experience managing site remediation and brownfield development issues for a host of prominent Texas clients. He also provides sage counsel on risk and general compliance.

Joseph Guida is described as an "outstanding lawyer" by market sources speaking to his broad environmental law practice. He has notable expertise across air, water and waste issues. He is especially active representing downstream oil and gas clients.

Paul Seals is especially well regarded by market sources as "one of the most highly experienced water lawyers in the state." He manages a wide range of permitting and compliance work, with particular capabilities in water law.