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Jennifer Skougard Horne


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Jennifer provides clients with sound counsel on a broad spectrum of environmental matters across a variety of transaction types involving mining and renewable energy projects, contaminated properties, mergers and acquisitions, real property acquisitions, divestitures and financings. Jennifer also represents clients in complex litigation involving a range of corporate and real estate matters.

Minimizing Environmental Liabilities: Clients benefit from Jennifer’s experience assisting clients with remediating and redeveloping contaminated properties, evaluating properties and companies for potential environmental liabilities, and developing strategies to limit environmental liabilities associated with real property and corporate acquisitions.

Environmental Compliance Advisor: Jennifer is experienced with various environmental laws and regulations, particularly the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and the Clean Water Act. Jennifer has experience negotiating agreements and settlements with state and Federal regulatory agencies and private parties.

Experienced Litigator: Jennifer has represented clients in a variety of industries, including real estate, energy, construction, and finance. Clients benefit from her efficient approach to dispute resolution.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Jennifer was an associate at Chapman and Cutler LLP, a judicial clerk for Associate Presiding Judge J. Frederic Voros of the Utah Court of Appeals, and a judicial extern for Judge Dale A. Kimball of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.


Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Law

Clients engage Jennifer for guidance through the ever-changing
environmental regulations landscape:

  • Contaminated properties
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Compliance and permitting
  • Mining and renewable energy project development
Environmental Compliance Law

Jennifer provides proactive counsel to assist clients in developing sound
environmental management policies:

  • Environmental assessment and permitting
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Remedial actions and redevelopment projects
Business/Commercial Litigation

 Jennifer has experience presenting and defending claims for her clients in state and federal court and before administrative agencies:

  • Breach of contract 
  • Shareholder and corporate ownership disputes
  • Commercial landlord/tenant disputes
  • Land use disputes

Client Results

Environmental Law
  • Represented a real estate development company in negotiating and implementing an administrative settlement agreement concerning the remediation of a property impacted by historic mining activities.

  • Advised a mining company in the development of a strategy to remediate a uranium mill and assisted in the drafting and negotiation of an administrative settlement agreement regarding remediation of contaminated groundwater aquifers.

  • Consulted with the second largest operator of self-storage facilities in the United States regarding the environmental condition and acquisition of properties throughout the western United States.

  • Drafted environmental lending policies for a major Chicago-based regional bank with 650 branches.

  • Reviewed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for dozens of service stations located in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington that were to serve as collateral in a loan transaction.
  • Represented two oil companies and a municipality in an $18 million contract dispute in federal district court arising remediation of a canal containing contaminated sediment in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Defended against malpractice claim in $300 million dispute among former business partners.




Bar Admissions


  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Up and Coming, 2017-2019

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Salt Lake County Bar Association, Executive Committee Member 
  • Ballet West, Governing Board Member 
  • Adjunct Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Energy & Sustainability Moot Court
  • Utah State Bar, Member 
  • Women Lawyers of Utah, Member 

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