Haynes and Boone, LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded team that regularly advises on regulatory concerns and major transactions. Serves a client base drawn from a range of industries including the energy, financial services, manufacturing, retail and chemical sectors. Expertise includes air compliance issues arising from corporate transactions, as well as the representation of government agencies in enforcement actions. Particular expertise in site cleanup issues in relation to the Texas Superfund law.

Strengths Clients say the firm "can pull a team together in a day and have every expert needed in any area."

Work highlights Represented Cherry Crushed Concrete in a contested case hearing on its application for an air quality permit to construct and operate a concrete crushing facility near Houston.

Notable practitioners

Jeff Civins is "outstanding" and "one of the best-known environmental lawyers in Texas," according to market sources. He has over four decades of experience advising on regulatory issues and transactional risks.

John Eldridge has extensive experience handling environmental litigation and regulatory matters. He is knowledgeable of Superfund issues, toxic tort litigation and contamination work.

Mary Mendoza has a reputable environmental practice that covers the full spectrum of matters faced by clients in transactions, litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Michael Mazzone has an established environmental practice advising large companies on contamination and toxic tort matters. He is particularly noted for his representation of energy sector clients.

Suzanne Murray specializes in the representation of clients in the energy sector. She advises clients on compliance and handles complex litigation.