Eugene Scott-Amy

Eugene Scott-Amy joined Ferraiuoli in 2018 as Counsel in the Corporate, Environmental and Land Use Law Practice groups. His practice covers a broad range of matters in the areas of environmental, natural resources, energy, and land use law, with particular emphasis in real estate and commercial transactions, regulatory compliance and environmental litigation.

Throughout his career Eugene has represented clients involved in hotel and mixed-use developments, oil and gas operations, siting of telecommunication tower facilities, waste management and pharmaceutical operations in Puerto Rico.  He also served as Vice President of the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (“EQB”).

Eugene has represented clients in enforcement actions before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (“DNER”), EQB, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USCOE”), the Occupational, Health & Safety Office of the Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources, the Public Service Commission (“PSC”), and the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (“PRASA”).

After graduating from the InterAmerican University School of Law in 1999 and obtaining an LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law from Tulane University in 2001, Eugene served as Legal Advisor to the Governing Board of the EQB from 2001 to 2003. During that time, he was responsible for drafting Agency resolutions and case rulings relating to adjudicative proceedings, establishing policy statements and representing the Agency before the P.R. Court of First Instance and the P.R. Court of Appeals.  He was also responsible for coordinating amendment proceedings for Puerto Rico regulations dealing with solid waste, air pollution, water quality and environmental impact statements.

Get to know Eugene

Why Ferraiuoli?

At Ferraiuoli there is a spirit of collaboration, a pragmatic mindset that understands the importance of a modern legal practice. This rewarding environment is treasured as a team and lead us in providing clients innovative legal solutions.

What is your primary focus?

My focus is to provide practical legal advice that is both legally sound and driven by the client’s needs and objectives. Delivering accurate responses to our clients’ requests and helping them navigate through the numerous legal and regulatory requirements to meet their plans and project timelines are at the top of my priorities.

What do you find most rewarding?

Knowing that I advanced the needs and goals of my clients in a cost-effective and timely manner is truly rewarding because it reflects a result-driven approach to my work, which for me defines resourcefulness.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Represented a global medical device manufacturer before government agencies pertaining to environmental compliance and enforcement matters.
  • Represented various solid waste management, recycling and disposal corporations with regards to landfill operations and expansion projects, as well as in general compliance and enforcement matters.
  • Represented a national telecommunications company in the acquisition of telecommunications towers and facilities in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented a large-scale solar renewable energy project in its land use and environmental permitting stages.
  • Participated in the drafting of several environmental policy laws and regulations designed to create new permitting mechanisms for local governmental entities.
  • Represented a major local manufacturer of aggregates in land use litigation and related environmental matters.
  • Represented several national pharmaceutical companies with regards to federal regulatory compliance issues, as well as in disputes at the administrative and judicial level.

 

Speaking Engagements

  • 16th International Scientific Congress (CNIC), Cuba – Delegate
  • Speaker at the Puerto Rico Engineers & Land Surveyors Association
  • Speaker at the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, Environmental Awards

Publications

  • Vía Verde: primer paso hacia la diversificación de fuentes energéticas – Mi Puerto Rico Verde (miprv.com).
  • 1st Environmental Law Seminar for Judges, San Juan, P.R.

Get to know Eugene

Why Ferraiuoli?

At Ferraiuoli there is a spirit of collaboration, a pragmatic mindset that understands the importance of a modern legal practice. This rewarding environment is treasured as a team and lead us in providing clients innovative legal solutions.

What is your primary focus?

My focus is to provide practical legal advice that is both legally sound and driven by the client’s needs and objectives. Delivering accurate responses to our clients’ requests and helping them navigate through the numerous legal and regulatory requirements to meet their plans and project timelines are at the top of my priorities.

What do you find most rewarding?

Knowing that I advanced the needs and goals of my clients in a cost-effective and timely manner is truly rewarding because it reflects a result-driven approach to my work, which for me defines resourcefulness.

Representative Cases or Transactions

  • Represented a global medical device manufacturer before government agencies pertaining to environmental compliance and enforcement matters.
  • Represented various solid waste management, recycling and disposal corporations with regards to landfill operations and expansion projects, as well as in general compliance and enforcement matters.
  • Represented a national telecommunications company in the acquisition of telecommunications towers and facilities in Puerto Rico.
  • Represented a large-scale solar renewable energy project in its land use and environmental permitting stages.
  • Participated in the drafting of several environmental policy laws and regulations designed to create new permitting mechanisms for local governmental entities.
  • Represented a major local manufacturer of aggregates in land use litigation and related environmental matters.
  • Represented several national pharmaceutical companies with regards to federal regulatory compliance issues, as well as in disputes at the administrative and judicial level.

 

Speaking Engagements

  • 16th International Scientific Congress (CNIC), Cuba – Delegate
  • Speaker at the Puerto Rico Engineers & Land Surveyors Association
  • Speaker at the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, Environmental Awards

Publications

  • Vía Verde: primer paso hacia la diversificación de fuentes energéticas – Mi Puerto Rico Verde (miprv.com).
  • 1st Environmental Law Seminar for Judges, San Juan, P.R.