Environmental

The firm represents numerous clients in the oil and gas and real estate industries in regard to matters involving environmental and regulatory compliance, including representation before the EPA, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and other regulatory agencies. Our litigation attorneys also provide defense of companies, in both administrative and judicial proceedings (state, federal and tribal courts) in regard to environmental claims on behalf of clients and their insurers arising from oil field pollution, blowouts, land applications, air emissions, land fills, discharges into water, as well as the manufacture, transportation and the disposal of toxic or hazardous substances.

In real estate and oil field transactions, the firm’s environmental specialists assist in the drafting of environmental representations, warranties and indemnification agreements to assist clients in minimizing exposure to environmental claims in acquisition and divestiture contracts. We also counsel and assist clients in pre-transaction due diligence environmental claim review, as well as environmental assessments, to enable the client to fully understand the environmental risks associated with a transaction before closing.