The ScottHulse Law Firm’s Environmental Law attorneys in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico, can assist clients when environmental issues arise, whether in the context of a transaction or litigation.

We regularly advise clients with respect to environmental issues that arise in connection with the purchase or disposition of real estate. Whether the transaction involves a factory, plant, processing facility, pipeline, or underground storage tank, our environmental attorneys can assist with the due diligence review and assessment of the environmental issues and regulatory concerns. We can also assist clients in obtaining necessary permits and variances and in complying with applicable environmental reporting requirements.

Over the years, environmental risk has become an increasingly significant concern in major business and real property transactions. ScottHulse environmental lawyers have extensive experience drafting and negotiating contractual provisions addressing and allocating liability for both known and unknown environmental losses and penalties. We can also advise clients with respect to insurance coverage of environmental risks and losses.

Our environmental attorneys have also been called upon to represent clients charged with environmental claims, including toxic tort and asbestos litigation. This experience can prove beneficial in negotiating favorable settlements for clients. If litigation becomes necessary, our environmental and litigation attorneys can aggressively defend your interests through trial and appeal.

Representative Matters
  • Represented clients in connection with coordinating remediation activities in compliance with applicable state and federal governmental requirements and obtaining of certifications of compliance following the cleanups.
  • Represented manufacturers, distributors, employers, and premises defendants, including Fortune 500 companies, in numerous asbestos suits involving mesothelioma, cancer, and asbestosis claims.
  • Representation of numerous clients in obtaining environmental liability insurance in connection with transactions where delays would endanger the transaction.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in the defense of a suit by a large number of neighboring residents alleging serious personal injury and property damage claims from exposure to toxic substances.
  • Representation of manufacturing and industrial clients in connection with obtaining of necessary discharge and other environmental permits needed to support their manufacturing/industrial operations.
  • Represented dozens of sellers and buyers of real estate and lenders and borrowers in connection with evaluating and negotiating environmental risk allocations relating to real estate transactions and/or mortgage lending transactions.
  • Represented clients in connection with extensive cleanups of facilities being acquired for redevelopment, and successfully obtained compliance certificates or their equivalents from state and federal governmental bodies prior to the acquisitions and redevelopment.
  • We have extensive environmental compliance audit experience and have represented clients, both public and private, in connection with environmental compliance audits of various types.