Gene Wasson

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Biography

Gene Wasson joined the Brunini Firm in 1991. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of energy law and environmental law.

Gene’s energy law practice includes all aspects of oil and gas exploration and production, including preparing title opinions, handling oil and gas related transactions, and representing clients before the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board. He has also dealt with coal, bentonite, and other minerals. Additionally, Gene has extensive experience with energy infrastructure projects such as interstate natural gas pipelines, natural gas storage facilities, and power plants, including preparing and negotiating utility easement agreements, gas storage leases, and other transactional documents, overseeing right-of-way acquisition projects, and litigating right-of-way and property disputes.

Gene’s environmental practice has included numerous cases involving cost recovery under CERCLA, citizen suit claims under RCRA and CWA, and common law claims related to environmental contamination. Gene has also represented clients in enforcement actions before state and federal authorities, including MDEQ, EPA, and USACE, under RCRA, EPCRA, CAA, and CWA. In addition, Gene advises clients on all aspects of environmental compliance, permitting, due diligence, and contracting. He has also advised clients on OSHA compliance and has contested OSHA citations.

Speeches & Publications

•Contributing Author, Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property (ABA SONREEL 2d Ed 2002 and 3d Ed 2010)
•Contributing Author, ACHMM Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference (McGraw-Hill 1999) and Second Edition (ACHMM 2005)
•Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association (12th Triennial Seminar 2005)
•Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen (Oil and Gas Update)
•Ark-La-Tex Petroleum Landman (Oil and Gas Update)
•Mississippi Supreme Court Clerk’s In-House CLE (Oil and Gas Overview)
•Half-Moon LLC (Oil and Gas Exploration Agreements 2009)
•Half-Moon LLC (Easements 2007)
•Numerous speeches on OSHA enforcement, citation contests and appeals at seminars of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association
•Numerous speeches on Mississippi Oil and Gas Law including exploration agreements and environmental compliance

Honors & Awards

•Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Environmental Law
Best Lawyers in America: Real Estate Law
•Mid-South Super Lawyers: Environmental Law
•AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

News

•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 13, 2018
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held May 8, 2018
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held May 24, 2018
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 10, 2018
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held March 13, 2018
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held February 22, 2018
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 13, 2018
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 9, 2018
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held December 12, 2017
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held November 17, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 14, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 12, 2017
•Brunini Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 8, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 12, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 13, 2017
•Chambers Lists Brunini Attorneys
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held May 25, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 11, 2017
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held February 23, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 14, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 11, 2017
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held December 13, 2016
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held November 10, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 8, 2016
•2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held October 11, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 13, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 9, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 12, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 14, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held May 10, 2016
•Brunini Recognized Among Top Law Firms in Mississippi by Chambers USA
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held April 28, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 12, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held March 8, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 9, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 12, 2016
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held December 8, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 10, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held October 22, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 8, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held August 27, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 11, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 14, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 11, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held April 23, 2015
•Supplement to Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 14, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 14, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held March 17, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held February 26, 2015
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 10, 2015
•Brunini’s 2014 Super Lawyers
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 13, 2015
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held November 20, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 4, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held October 14, 2014
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held September 24, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 9, 2014
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held November 12, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held October 24, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held October 8, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held September 10, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held August 13, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held July 23, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held July 9, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held June 11, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held May 23, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held May 14, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held April 25, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held April 9, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held March 12, 2013
•Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality Summary of Meeting Held February 28, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 12, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 8, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held January 8, 2013
•Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board Summary of Meeting Held February 8, 2011

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Easements and Rights of Way
  • Energy Project Development
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Industrial Project Development
  • Natural Gas Marketing, Transportation, and Storage
  • Oil, Gas, and Coal Exploration and Production
  • Real Estate

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601-960-6897  Phone
601-960-6902  Fax
www.brunini.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 119, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Mississippi State University, B.S., Biological Engineering, cum laude, 1987
Law School Attended:
University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991
Admission:
1991, United States District Courts of Mississippi; 1991, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; 1991, Mississippi
Memberships:

Community & Professional Activities

•The American Bar Association (Member, Sections of Environment, Energy and Resources; Water Quality and Wetlands Committee)
•Mississippi Bar Association (Member, Section on Natural Resources and Environmental Law)
•Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association

ISLN:
901450416

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