Speaking Engagements

  • Jean M. Flores presented "Clean Air Act Risk Management Program Rule Update" at the State Bar of Texas 31st Annual Texas Environmental Superconference in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2019

  • John Slavich presented "Vapor intrusion: The Emerging Environmental Wildcard in Texas Real Estate Transactions," to the Dallas Bar Association Real Property Law Section on April 8, 2019.

  • Joseph F. Guida presented "Is Environmental Regulation Dead?" to the Air & Waste Management Asociation, North Texas Chapter, February 27, 2018.

  • Jean M. Flores presented "Environmental Law Impacts in Construction Projects," to the Austin Bar Association Construction Law Section, February 15, 2018.

  • Jean M. Flores presented "Environmental Law Impacts in Construction Projects," to the Tarrant County Bar Association Construction Law Section, January 18, 2018.

  • Jean M. Flores presented "Environmental Law Impacts in Construction Projects, " to the Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section, June 1, 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • John Slavich was a panelist at the National Brownfield Association Sustainable Communities Workshop in Austin, Texas on February 24, 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.