Winstead PC

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Well-respected group noted for its activity in areas such as waste management, oil and gas and utilities. Demonstrates significant strength in advising on air and water permitting issues, administrative hearings and compliance. Broad client base includes major chemical, construction, energy and water entities. Frequently acts on TCEQ and EPA regulatory matters. Offers additional experience advising on Superfunds.

Work highlights Advised Knife River on environmental permitting strategies for construction of an aggregates mine, crushing facility and rail terminal near Austin, Texas.

Notable practitioners

Albert Axe is "excellent on transactional issues and knowledgeable in his field," according to clients. In addition to his robust environmental transactional practice he acts in litigation and enforcement proceedings. He frequently represents clients in the energy, waste and mining industries.

Derek Seal works with utilities sector clients on air, water and waste issues. He also advises clients in the oil and gas and chemical sectors.

Keith Courtney has a broad environmental practice with an especially strong reputation for air and water quality work. He handles permitting and enforcement proceedings as well as litigation. He is particularly noted for his knowledge of the issues facing chemical companies.