The Environmental Regulatory and Transactional Practice is a unique hybrid—we have national experience, a southeastern platform, and we know the regulators because we have been working with them for years; sometimes on opposite sides of the table negotiating consent orders and sometimes on the same side working collaboratively to bring new industries to our southeastern communities. We have experience on tough, knotty regulatory issues, such as Clean Air Act compliance and enforcement in highly regulated industries, but we also provide pragmatic advice to companies on routine matters. We have the breadth and depth of experience of larger practices, but we understand the value of knowing our clients and their business. We see our role as not only identifying problems, but also developing innovative solutions to those problems that make economic sense.
We represent clients in a broad range of permitting, transactional, compliance, and regulatory matters. With an experienced team of attorneys, we provide counsel on complex environmental challenges, such as chemicals handling and storage, wastewater treatment, water and air permitting and compliance, and solid waste disposal.
Our attorneys recognize that the practice of environmental law involves constant change. As industries change, new regulations are added and enforcement priorities shift. We have been on the leading edge as this practice develops, actively participating in the legal, industry, and political associations that shape the formation of environmental laws, advocating for our clients’ interests, and staying abreast of issues that may impact our clients’ businesses. As a result, our clients consider us to be more than just outside environmental counsel; to them, we are part of their team of trusted business advisors.