History and Future
Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C. was established in 1991 by Joe Guida and Jean Flores following their tenure at a major Dallas law firm where Mr. Guida was Coordinator of the firm's Energy and Environmental Section and Ms. Flores was a senior associate in that section. The following year, John Slavich, with extensive environmental and related business experience, joined the firm from another major Texas law firm.
Together, they formed the nucleus of a firm destined to be a premier institution dedicated to the singular mission of providing businesses with high quality legal services cenetered on environmental law and regulation. These services, which have been performed in a wide array of industrial and commercial settings, have encompassed assistance in the fields of air and water quality, waste management, environmental remedation, administrative enforcement, and brownfield redevelopment. From the start, the firm has been dedicated to assisting clients balance their business and environmental goals.
In August 2023, after well over forty (40) years of legal practice, Joe Guida and John Slavich retired from their law practices and from the firm. Jean Flores, a founding shareholder in the firm, will continue the firm's environmental practice and continue to build on the legacy accomplishments of Guida and Slavich and the other disintinguished former shareholders and attorneys who have been a part of the firm's enterprise since 1991.
The firm provides 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, and transactional negotiations.
The firm has extensive experience with environmental laws and regulations that ranges from issues such as brownfield redevelopment, air and water (including storm water) pollution control, waste management, permitting, and local, state, and federal administrative enforcement actions.
In all cases, it remains the firm's goal to protect its clients' rights and help its 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 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.
Ms. Flores, a founding shareholder in the firm, has practiced exclusively environmental law since 1987. Ms. Flores has developed a diversified national environmental law practice covering air and water pollution control, and solid and hazardous waste management issues. She routinely counsels and represents clients in a vast array of settings, including permitting, EPA and state regulatory enforcement actions, litigation, and has special focus on civil penalty analysis and reduction. Ms. Flores has extensive experience in environmental issues associated with construction, start-up, and operation of industrial facilities. She has defended numerous significant EPA enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act Risk Management Program and General Duty Clause, RCRA, as well as EPA and citizen suit actions under the Clean Water Act. Ms. Flores regularly represents the petroleum refining industry and the construction industry in regulatory compliance and enforcement. Ms. Flores is past Chair of the State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, and past Chair of the Dallas Bar Association's Environmental Law Sections.
Guida, Slavich & Flores, P.C.
5876 Elderwood Drive
TEL – 214.692.0009
Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.