As in nature, the ideal environment for business enterprises entails the balance of their operations and transactions with the laws and rules that govern them. Nowhere is this principle more relevant than in the field of environmental protection.
Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C. was established in 1991 with the mission of providing businesses and individuals with high quality legal services centered on environmental law. From the start, we have been dedicated to assisting clients balance their business and environmental goals. When necessary, that dedication includes protecting client rights in state and federal courts.
Our environmental lawyers provide services to clients in the planning, strategy-setting, and execution of their business objectives within the complex maze of environmental laws, including regulatory compliance counseling, deal structuring, transactional negotiations, and litigation.
The firm has extensive experience with environmental law that ranges from current issues such as sustainability, climate change, brownfield redevelopment, indoor air quality, and soil and groundwater contamination lawsuits to more traditional fields such as air and water (including storm water) pollution control, waste management, and permitting.
In all cases, it remains our goal to protect our clients' rights and help our clients attain a healthy balance between the laws of nature, the laws of the marketplace, and the laws of government.
We offer legal services dealing with the environmental aspects of:
Our firm provides legal representation and services to business clients and individuals who are involved with, impacted by, or dependent upon the environment. Our attorneys have a broad range of knowledge and experience dealing with environmental law and its application and interpretation under a wide diversity of circumstances. We also have the expertise to handle lawsuits that deal specifically with property contamination.
Our capabilities include experience in:
We pride ourselves on our unique dedication to our clients’ goals, and on rendering services in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Mr. Guida has practiced environmental law since 1979. His diversified national practice includes experience in air and water quality control, solid and hazardous waste management, toxic substances, and state and federal Superfund for a broad array of industrial and commercial clients. His experience also encompasses compliance counseling, transactional work, and litigation.
Mr. Slavich has a diversified practice focusing on environmental law issues in real estate, corporate, and lending sectors as well as environmental compliance matters. A leading authority on brownfield redevelopment issues, his practice focuses on structuring deals that return environmentally-impacted properties to productive use.
Ms. Flores has practiced environmental law since 1987. Her broad range of experience in the field includes waste management issues, Superfund defense and liability issues, air and water quality control regulation, and issues associated with real estate and commercial transactions, including lender liability, underground storage tanks, and asbestos. She regularly participates in compliance, transactional, and litigation matters.
Mr. Gilberg has been practicing environmental law since 1981, concentrating in air quality and hazardous waste-related issues affecting manufacturing industries and economic development interests. A significant part of his practice also includes the sale of business interests and real estate. He is the current Chairman of the Texas Clean Air Coalition, former Chair of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Section, and a Board Member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Ozone Non-Attainment Area Emissions Reduction Credit Organization.
Mr. Payne has practiced civil litigation since 1991, concentrating in the area of insurance and corporate defense. Mr. Payne has vigorously pursued his clients’ interests in many diversified areas including Superfund, chemical transportation, property damage, and other toxic tort and commercial disputes. Mr. Payne is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Mr. Whitten has practiced environmental law since 1979, concentrating on the areas of environmental litigation, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and administrative law. He currently serves as a registered lobbyist before the United States Congress, and previously served as counsel to the Chairman of Water Resources Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives. His practice additionally is focused around federal, state and local legislative and governmental issues.
Ms. Meier has practiced civil litigation since 1996. Her practice is focused on commercial litigation on the behalf of businesses in the areas of contract disputes, environmental issues, fraud, employment, and DTPA violations. She has maintained an active trial practice in both State and Federal Court and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Brooke-Davidson has practiced environmental law since 1985. His practice has involved litigation, arbitration, enforcement, permitting, transactions, and counseling relating to a wide variety of industries. Before entering private practice, Mr. Brooke-Davidson had served for twelve years as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice.
Mr. Seals has over 35 years of experience in environmental regulatory matters. His practice includes environmental public law and policy, licensing and compliance matters. In addition to providing environmental counseling on numerous project development, liability and compliance issues, including environmental due diligence associated with corporate and real estate transactions, he has experience in both administrative and judicial litigation.
Ms. Braddock has extensive experience in handling matters before federal, state and local environmental agencies and regularly counsels clients on environmental regulatory requirements and environmental aspects associated with business transactions. Her practice focuses on permitting and enforcement matters before federal and state regulatory agencies, and associated litigation, in all environmental media, but primarily in the field of air pollution control.
Mr. Goldman has practiced civil litigation since 2000, concentrating in the areas of commercial and securities litigation as well as insurance defense. His practice now focuses on the defense and prosecution of cases involving environmentally impacted properties and he has represented individuals and businesses in complex cases throughout the United States.
Mr. Ballard is experienced in environmental litigation under both state and federal law (including Superfund). Mr. Ballard also has experience in a wide array of environmental permitting and compliance issues concerning air, water, and solid and hazardous waste. He is also proficient in Spanish.
Ms. Longroy offers legal advice to clients on a wide variety of environmental matters involving an array of federal, state, and municipal regulatory programs, often related to commercial real estate, corporate, or capital transactions. Prior to commencing her law practice, Ms. Longroy was first an analytical chemist then gained extensive regulatory experience with laws governing the registration and manufacturing of pesticides and animal drugs.
Mr. Dugdale’s practice includes environmental remedial and regulatory compliance issues as well as conservation and natural resources law. His Superfund practice includes work on all aspects of simple and complex Superfund emergency response and remediation sites, cost recovery and contribution matters. Mr. Dugdale served as the hazardous waste consultant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters’ Criminal Enforcement Program, and served as the Senior Attorney in the Superfund Division of the Dallas Regional Environmental Protection Agency Office.
Ms. Erikson brings over 15 years of experience in the health, safety, and environmental field to her practice of law. Her experience includes regulatory compliance, consulting, and training. She has worked with a wide range of organizations, including industrial, non-industrial, and governmental entities as well as interacting with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies.
Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
750 N. St. Paul Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
TEL – 214.692.0009
FAX – 214.692.6610
816 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
TEL – 512.476.6300
FAX – 512.476.6331
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.