Sheehan & Sheehan, P.A.’s practice includes representation of private entities and individuals before federal and state agencies – a service necessitated by the continuing nexus between private and public concerns and the highly regulated nature of our society.
For example, the firm has represented clients on water rights matters before the State of New Mexico Office of the State Engineer, on bid protests before the New Mexico Information Systems Council, and on licensing issues before the State Purchasing Division of the General Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Regulation and Licensing.
In the environmental area, the firm has represented landowners before the United States Environmental Protection Agency in connection with the storage and disposal of PCBs, and has assisted clients in dealing with the New Mexico Environment Department concerning clean-up of hazardous substances, including gasoline contamination, asbestos and hazardous chemicals.
In the employment law area, the firm has represented clients in proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Human Rights Bureau of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, and before federal and state agencies on wage and hour claims.
The firm has also developed insight into administrative practice and procedure through its representation of a number of state and local government bodies and agencies, including the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority; the Artesia Special Hospital District; the City of Farmington; the City of Santa Fe; Curry County; the New Mexico Beef Council; the New Mexico Department of Energy; Doña Ana County; Minerals and Natural Resources; the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish; the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer; the New Mexico Department of Transportation; New Mexico State University; the San Juan County Water Commission; Santa Fe County; the University of New Mexico; and Valencia County. In addition, Craig Erickson of the firm has been an administrative hearing officer for the New Mexico Department of Health since 2003.
Thomas J. Horan, Of Counsel to the firm, has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and has a unique perspective on administrative law as a former member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, from 1975-1977, and through his provision of legislative relations services to a wide spectrum of clients over the past three decades.