Speaking Engagements

  • Howard Gilberg presented "The Business of Clean Air" to the North Texas Commission in Dallas, Texas on August 24, 2016.

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented "Methane Rules for Oil and Gas Production" to the Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section Review of Oil and Gas Law XXXI Seminar, Dallas, Texas, August 19, 2016.

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented "EPA's Mitigation Policy in Civil Enforcement: A Sleeping Giant?" to the Texas Oil and Gas Association Environmental Committee Meeting in Austin, Texas, August 3, 2016.

  • John Slavich presented "Environmental Issues in Distressed Asset Transactions," at the State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 5, 2016.

  • John Slavich presented "Texas Trifecta:  Three Legal Approaches Unique to the Lone Star State" to the Environmental Bankers Association Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on June 7, 2016.

  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate” to a Real Estate Law class, SMU Cox School of Business, on March 15, 2016.  

  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Texas EHS Audit Privilege Act and EPA Self-Disclosure Policies” at the 4C HSE Conference in Houston, Texas on February 24, 2016.

  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Texas EHS Audit Privilege Act and EPA Self-Disclosure Policies” at the 2016 Air & Waste Management Association Gulf Coast Chapter Hot Air Topics Conference in Houston, Texas on February 11, 2016.

  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Legal Session/Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Changes” at the AFPM 2016 Refinery Sector Rule Workshop in Houston, Texas on February 3, 2016.

  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Texas Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act” at the University of Texas at Arlington 2015 Oil & Gas Environmental Conference in Dallas, Texas on December 2, 2015.

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented "Ethical Issues in Environmental Law - It's Not Easy Being Green" to the UT Law CLE, Texas Water Law Institute 2015 Seminar, Austin, Texas, October 2015.

  • Jean M. Flores presented “The One-Two Punch:  Risk Management Program and General Duty Clause Enforcement,” at the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association’s 2015 Environmental Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 20, 2015.

  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Texas Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act” at the Texas Chemical Council Environmental, Health & Safety Conference in Galveston, Texas on June 18, 2015

  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Texas Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act” at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas on June 4, 2015.

  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate” to a Real Estate Law class, SMU Cox School of Business, on March 19, 2015.  

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented as a panelist for the Baylor Law School Environmental Program, Waco, Texas March 2015.

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented "EPA's Mitigation Policy in Civil Enforcement: A Sleeping Giant?" to the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Spring Environmental Committee, Washington, DC, February 2015.

  • John Slavich  presented “Changing Climate, Changing Duties for Planners?”,  and acted as moderator for a panel on adaptation and resilience and the law, at the Climate Resilience and Adaptation Symposium sponsored by the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Midwest Section of the American Planning Association in Arlington, Texas on February 6, 2015. 

  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Environmental Liabilities in the Context of Estate Planning and Administration” to the Dallas Bar Association Probate, Trusts and Estates Section on November 24, 2014

  • Sally A. Longroy participated on a panel entitled "Ethics Palooza: Ethical Issues Facing Environmental Practitioners" at the State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 6, 2014.

  • Jean M. Flores presented "Heavy Duty: Section 112(r) Enforcement," concerning EPA Clean Air Act General Duty Clause enforcement, at the State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 7, 2014.

  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate” to a Real Estate Law class, SMU Cox School of Business, on March 18, 2014. 

  • John Slavich presented “They Want to Do it Cheap and Then They're in it Deep: Counseling the Client about the Pitfalls of Shortcutting Pre-aquisition Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate Deals" to the Dallas Bar Association Real Property Law Section on February 10, 2014.

  • Sally A. Longroy presented “New Owners Eligible for Privilege and Immunity Under New Texas Audit Policy, Update on the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act,” at the Environmental Compliance Meeting, City of Grand Prairie, Texas, on January 22, 2014. 

  • Sally A. Longroy participated on a panel, “ESQ’ing Minds: CREW Lawyers Tell (Almost) All,” at the CREW Dallas Monthly Luncheon on November 20, 2013.

  • Sally A. Longroy presented “New Owners Eligible for Privilege and Immunity Under New Texas Audit Policy, Update on the Texas Environmental, Health, and Safety Audit Privilege Act,” to the Society of Texas Environmental Professionals, Fort Worth Chapter Meeting on October 25, 2013.

  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Roundtable Discussion on Environmental and Regulatory Issues from an In House Counsel Perspective,“ to the Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section, Review of Oil & Gas Law XXVII seminar on July 19, 2013.
  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented “Responding to Agency Inspections” to the Texas Oil and Gas Association Environmental Committee Meeting in Austin, Texas, July 2013.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “TCEQ Pollution Control Property Tax Exemption Program,“ for a continuing legal education course on May 7, 2013.
  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate” to the Real Estate Law Class, SMU Cox School of Business, on February 21, 2013.
  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Green Advertising,” to the ABC Circle of Influence Professional Network on February 12, 2013.
  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented “NSPS Ja v. Consent Decrees: Smoking More Now….But Enjoying It Less?” to the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, Subpart Ja Workshop in Houston, Texas, in February 2013.

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson was part of a panel “Is this Federalism? Texas v. EPA” at the 20th Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Environmental Energy and Resources in Austin, Texas, October 2012.
  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Changing Air Quality Rules For Hydraulic Fracturing” to the State Bar of Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas in August 2012.
  • John Slavich presented “Sustainability & Environmental Law” at Southern Methodist University on March 22, 2012 and at Texas Christian University on March 28, 2012.

  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate” to the Real Estate Law Class at the SMU Cox School of Business on March 8, 2012.

  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Managing and Mitigating Environmental Risks” at the Urban Land Institute Real Estate Development Process on January 20, 2012.
  • David E. Whitten acted as moderator for the briefing by the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute in which it released its initial observations and preliminary findings from its new study, “Fact-Based Regulation for Environmental Protection in Shale Gas Resource Development,” on November 9, 2011 in Fort Worth.

  • Joseph F. Guida and Jean M. Flores presented “From Here to a Penalty: Anatomy of EPA Civil Administrative Enforcement” to the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association Environmental Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 24, 2011.
  • Joseph F. Guida presented “From Here To A Penalty: Anatomy of EPA Civil Administrative Enforcement” to the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association Environmental Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2011.

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson moderated the session “Hydraulic Fracturing: The Legal Landscape” at the American Bar Association Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Summit: 19th Section Fall Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 14, 2011.

  • Sally A. Longroy served on a panel presenting “Sustainability Simplified! Everything You Wanted to Know About Green Buildings” to a CREW Dallas Lunch & Learn on September 28, 2011.

  • James D. Payne presented “New Federal Procedural Rules Govern Cats in Expert Hats” at the 23rd Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 5, 2011.

  • John Slavich presented “Allocating Environmental Liabilities and Risks by Contract and Making that Stick” at the 33rd Annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Law Course in San Antonio, Texas on July 8, 2011.

  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented “Environmental Case Law Update: An Idiosyncratic View” to the Dallas Bar Association Environmental Law Section on April 28, 2011.

  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Environmental Strategies for the Barnett Shale” at the 2011 Energy Symposium sponsored by Texas Wesleyan Law Review and the Tarrant County Bar Association Energy Law Section in Fort Worth, Texas on March 4, 2011.

  • John Slavich was a panelist at the National Brownfield Association Sustainable Communities Workshop in Austin, Texas on February 24, 2011.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “The DFW Response to SIP Developments Current and Future” to the Air and Waste Management Association, DFW Chapter in Arlington, Texas on February 22, 2011.
  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Environmental Issues Affecting Real Estate” to the Real Estate Law Class at the SMU Cox School of Business on February 10, 2011.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Environmental Game Changers: Texas Oil & Natural Gas Industry,” to the Petroleum Engineers Club of Dallas on January 14, 2011.

  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Air Law and Strategy”; Paul Seals presented “Water Issues”; John Slavich presented “Allocating Environmental Liability and Risk in Oil and Gas Transactions”; and James D. Payne presented “Is the Barnett Shale Bound for the Courtroom?”, at the firm’s Environmental Breakfast Briefing for the Texas natural gas industry in Las Colinas, Texas on October 26, 2010.

  • John Slavich presented “Dealing with Environmentally-Challenging Issues in Economically-Challenging Times” to the Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section on October 20, 2010.
  • John Slavich participated in a panel discussion addressing “Current Due Diligence Practices” at the Industry Council on the Environment meeting in Austin, Texas on September 16, 2010.
  • John Slavich presented “Dealing With Environmentally-Impacted Financially-Distressed Assets” at the Twenty-Second Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 5, 2010.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Air Quality Issues: Little Patch of Heaven” at the Twenty-Second Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 4, 2010.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Barnett Shale Air Quality Monitoring: Legal issues and Strategies” at the Providence Engineering Symposium in Irving, Texas on April 16, 2010.
  • John Slavich moderated an online webinar entitled “Collateral Damage: The Impact on Lenders of Environmentally-Impaired Loan Collateral” sponsored by GeoSearch on April 13, 2010.
  • John Slavich was a panelist on the “Using Brownfields to Update America’s Industrial and Energy Production Capacity” panel at the 13th National Brownfields Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 16, 2009.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Air Permitting and Enforcement of Barnett Shale Operations” at the Fort Worth Business Press Breakfast Symposium in Fort Worth, Texas on October 29, 2009.
  • Joseph F. Guida presented “Current Flare Enforcement Initiatives” at the NPRA 2009 Environmental Conference in Denver, Colorado on September 21, 2009.
  • John Slavich presented “Dealing with Environmentally Challenging Issues in Economically Challenging Times” to the Dallas Bar Association Real Property Law Section on September 14, 2009.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Starting a Clean Air Program” at a North Texas Clean Air Coalition seminar in Dallas, Texas on September 10, 2009.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “DFW Business Risks and Rewards” at the North Texas Clean Air Coalition’s Operation Clean Air program in Dallas, Texas on July 23, 2009.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Municipal Setting Designations: Allocation and Resolution of Environmental Risk in Real Property Transactions” at the State Bar of Texas 31st Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course in San Antonio, Texas on July 10, 2009.
  • Sally A. Longroy presented “From Dump to Diamond: History of the Trinity River Audubon Center” at the Trinity River Audubon Center on June 16, 2009.
  • James D. Payne presented “Environmental Issues Pertaining to Texas Wind Farms” at the “Blowin’ in the Wind: The Future of Wind Turbine Farms” Conference sponsored by Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas on June 12, 2009.
  • John Slavich presented “Federal Securities Disclosure Requirements and Climate Change” to the Dallas Bar Association Environmental Law Section on May 28, 2009.
  • John Slavich served as an instructor for the Brownfields Technical Assistance Course presented by National Brownfields Associations and sponsored by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in Austin, Texas on April 21, 2009.
  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Lending Goes Green – What Non-Energy Sector Borrowers Can Expect in the Future” at the 16th Annual Southern Methodist University Corporate Counsel Symposium in 2008.
  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Environmental Regulations: Practical Considerations and Tips for the Design Professional Practicing Architecture in Texas” in 2008.
  • John Slavich presented “Securities Disclosure Requirements and Climate Change” at The Law of Climate Change conference at The Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on November 7, 2008.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “The Local Role in DFW SIP Development” to the Air and Waste Management Association, DFW Chapter in Colleyville, Texas on October 22, 2008.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “The Role of DFW Employers in Developing Clean Air Solutions” at the North Texas Clean Air Coalition Business Outreach Luncheon on September 4, 2008.
  • James D. Payne presented “Environmental Issues Pertaining to Texas Wind Farms” at the Wind Law III Conference sponsored by the Texas Tech University School of Law in Sweetwater, Texas on June 19, 2008.
  • David E. Whitten presented “Municipal Setting Designations Come to Houston” at the Texas Association of Environmental Professionals’ Environmental Challenges and Innovations Conference in Houston, Texas on February 21, 2008.
  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented “Environmental Case Law Update” to the Dallas Bar Association Environmental Law Section on December 13, 2007.
  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented “Environmental Issues with Renewable Energy” at the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association's Annual Meeting in Abilene, Texas on November 13, 2007.
  • James D. Payne presented “Trends in Environmental Litigation” at the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds Claims Seminar in San Antonio, Texas on November 8, 2007.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Resolution of Environmental Impediments in the Real Estate Transactional Context” to the Houston Real Estate Lawyers’ Council on October 9, 2007.
  • John Slavich, David E. Whitten and Greg Rogers presented "Municipal Setting Designations: Texas Brownfield Revitalization" in an on-line webinar sponsored by Geo-Search on September 25, 2007.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Environmentally Impaired Real Property: Getting the Deal Closed,” at the 41st Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute in Austin, Texas on September 20, 2007 and in Dallas, Texas on October 11, 2007.
  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson acted as moderator for panels on Climate Change and Brownfields Redevelopment at the Nineteenth Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 2, 2007.
  • John Slavich presented “Power Tools: Using Municipal Setting Designations and the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program to Address Contaminated Property in Texas," at the 29th Annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Course in San Antonio, Texas on July 13, 2007.
  • John Slavich participated in a panel discussion addressing “Due Diligence and All Appropriate Inquiry” at the Industry Council on the Environment meeting in Austin, Texas on May 17, 2007.
  • John Slavich presented “Pimp My Site: Redeveloping Contaminated Property in Texas for Fun and (If You Do It Right) Profit” at the Urban Land Institute North Texas Spring Conference in Irving, Texas on May 16, 2007.
  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson was a panelist at the "Legal Considerations and Strategies for Cleantech Start-ups” discussion at the Clean Energy Venture Summit in Austin, Texas on May 15, 2007.
  • John Slavich presented “A Practical Approach for Dealing with Environmental Issues that Impact the Development Process” at Real Estate Development from Beginning to End, sponsored by Lorman Education Services in Houston, Texas on January 31, 2007.
  • John Slavich was a panelist on the “Long-term Stewardship” panel, and Greg Rogers was a panelist on the “Addressing Mothballed Properties” panel, at the EPA Region 6 Land Revitalization Summit in Austin, Texas on October 30-November 1, 2006.
  • John Slavich presented “Buyer Beware; Broker Be Aware” to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals in Dallas, Texas on October 10, 2006.
  • John Slavich presented “They Want to Do It Cheap and Then They’re In It Deep - Counseling the Client about the Pitfalls of Shortcutting Pre-acquisition Environmental Due Diligence for Real Estate Deals” to the Tarrant County Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section on August 2, 2006 and the San Antonio Real Estate Lawyers Discussion Group on September 14, 2006.
  • Joseph F. Guida was a panelist at the "Environmental Roundtable" panel discussion hosted by Texas Lawyer at the Dallas Bar Association on July 27, 2006.
  • David E. Whitten, Greg Rogers and John Slavich presented “Using Municipal Setting Designations for Urban Redevelopment” at a seminar sponsored by Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C. in Dallas, Texas on April 27, 2006 and in Fort Worth, Texas on July 12, 2006.
  • John Slavich presented “Commercial Redevelopment of Contaminated Property” to the Southern Methodist University Environmental Law Society on April 12, 2006.
  • Sally A. Longroy presented “Changes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments”, All Appropriate Inquiry - “AAI” at the annual City Attorney’s Office CLE Seminar in Dallas, Texas in 2006.
  • John Slavich presented “Who is Getting Taken To The Cleaners? Working With The TCEQ’s Dry Cleaner Remediation Program” to the North Texas Association of Environmental Professionals on March 15, 2006.
  • John Slavich presented a roundtable discussion on commercial redevelopment of contaminated property at the ICSC U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on October 28, 2005.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Shifting Environmental Sands: Cooper Industries, Inc. v. Aviall Services, Inc. and Texas Municipal Designations” to the 39th Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute, in Austin, Texas on September 8, 2005 and in Houston, Texas on October 6, 2005.
  • Carrick Brooke-Davidson presented “Working With Expert Witnesses” at the 17th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 5, 2005.
  • David E. Whitten presented “Municipal Setting Designations, The Real Estate Community Perspective” to the 17th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, State Bar of Texas in Austin, Texas on August 4, 2005.
  • John Slavich presented “Strategic Considerations in Redeveloping Contaminated Property” to the Real Property Section of the Dallas Bar Association in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2005.
  • Howard L. Gilberg presented “Allocation of Transactional Environmental Risk: Contractual Provisions” to the 16th Annual Advanced Real Estate Drafting Course on March 11, 2005.