Scott Clark

Scott Clark

Phone: 303-796-2626


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Mr. Clark represents clients on a wide range of environmental and natural resources issues, including CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, NEPA and ESA matters, Brownfields, remediation, hazardous waste, real estate transactions, litigation, permitting, petroleum storage tanks, regulatory compliance, enforcement proceedings and regulatory rule making proceedings. Mr. Clark’s practice also includes water rights, real estate, mineral leasing and land use proceedings.

Chambers U.S.A. has recognized Mr. Clark as a leading individual in the natural resources and environment practice area.

Mr. Clark is admitted to practice in the Colorado Supreme Court, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He also is a member of the American, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.

Mr. Clark is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops on environmental liability, environmental issues in real estate transactions and water rights and has been an adjunct professor of environmental law at the Colorado School of Mines. He also is a contributing author to the treatise Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property, published by Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.. Mr. Clark devotes time to several professional and charitable organizations, including the Environmental Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, of which he has served as the chair, Colorado Environmental Management Society, for which he has served as president, the Colorado Brownfields Foundation, for which he has served on the Board of Directors, and Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, for which he has served as President.

Areas of Expertise
Environmental Law

Environmental Due Diligence

Environmental Litigation


Water Law

Real Estate

Legal: University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, J.D. 1994
Law Review 1993-1994
Undergraduate: DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, B.A. 1990
Major in Biology
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Colorado Bar Association: Water Section, Environmental Law Section (Chair 2013-2014), Real Estate Section
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Environmental Management Society (President 2005)
  • Colorado Brownfields Foundation, (Board of Directors 2010-2013)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, (President, 2010; Site Acquisition Committee Chair 1998-2004)
  • Chambers U.S.A. Colorado Leading Attorney, Natural Resources Environmental Practice Area
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado Supreme Court 1994
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado 1995
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 1997
Recent Articles and Books
  • 2016, Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property, “Selling and Leasing Real Property: Landlord and Tenant Issues and Environmental Covenants And Institutional Controls”, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.
  • 2010, Colorado Bar Association, Business Law Newsletter, Officers and Directors Beware: CERCLA Liability
Representative Work
Representative work includes negotiating terms of sale for contaminated property; advising clients on the results of Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments Permitting and compliance issues related to produced water disposal Regulatory rule making hearings before the Colorado Water Quality Control Commission Drafting and negotiating environmental covenants Clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated property (“Brownfield”) CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act and toxic tort litigation; filing and pursuing water rights applications and statements of opposition.
Recent Speaking Engagements
  • Spring, 2017, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law, Civil and Environmental Engineering Program, Colorado School of Mines.
  • 2016, Colorado Bar Association CLE, Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property, “Selling and Leasing Property; Environmental Covenants”.
  • 2016, Colorado Bar Association CLE, The Life Cycle of a Commercial Real Estate Development, “ Environmental Hurdles, Including Water and Mineral Rights”.
  • 2014, Planning Committee Chair, CLE in Colorado, Inc., Oil & Gas Development in Colorado: Balancing Energy and the Environment.