Hinkle Shanor LLP

Environment Department

New Mexico
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What the team is known for Top-tier practice with a standout reputation in the oil and gas industry, where it handles the whole gamut of contentious and noncontentious work, including transactions, regulatory and compliance issues and litigation. Also furnishes advice on a range of water law issues, from acquisitions to the transfer of water rights. Clients benefit from the firm's statewide footprint, and its wealth of experience practicing in the Permian Basin.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Cloutier regularly represents oil and gas clients in litigation, as well as administrative proceedings brought by both state and federal government entities.

Gregory Nibert is a prominent oil and gas practitioner who handles a wide range of transactions and other noncontentious matters. His recent experience includes financings, title examinations, acquisitions and divestitures.

Jeffrey Fornaciari is noted for his capabilities as an environmental litigator. He handles a broad range of work related to natural resources and utilities, with a particular specialism in water rights.

Thomas Hnasko is an experienced litigator specializing in environmental law. He has considerable expertise in matters relating to water rights and utilities, and is also adept at handling toxic tort cases.