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Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

High-quality practice group with expertise across a broad range of environmental matters. Frequently advises and advocates for governmental institutions in areas such as public water supplies, hazardous waste incinerators and brownfield redevelopment. Particular strength in real estate development, regularly acting on major regional projects. Also proficient in advising clients on environmental permitting issues.

Strengths

One client comments: “The team is excellent in every area.”

A source says: “The practice has good lawyers doing high-end work.”

Work highlights

Represented Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in a dispute regarding potential hazardous pollutants discharged by DuPont/Chemours from its manufacturing facility into the Cape Fear River above the Authority’s drinking water intake.

Notable practitioners

George House is a renowned attorney with superb experience handling environmental litigation.
“George is a top-notch environmental lawyer.” “George House is competent, thorough, accessible and credible. He is a pleasure to work with.”

Randall Tinsley assists clients with the obtaining of a broad range of environmental permits, as well as related litigation. He acts on behalf of individuals, businesses and local governments.

Robert King maintains a broad-based environmental litigation practice which sees him handling matters involving toxic torts and Superfund sites. He has experience advocating before both state and federal courts.

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Overview

​Brooks Pierce attorneys have extensive experience representing companies and local governments regarding virtually all types of environmental issues relating to regulatory compliance, permitting, litigation and transactional matters.  Our team includes seasoned litigators, attorneys with scientific and engineering backgrounds, and former regulators with the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources.  

​Regulatory Counsel and Litigation

Our attorneys are equipped to handle a wide range of environmental matters, including

  • Environmental compliance, audits and investigations
  • Defense against violations, fines and penalties
  • Air pollution claims
  • Underground storage tanks
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Water, air, and waste permitting and compliance
  • Defense of obtained environmental permits
  • Purchase, sale and development of real estate and contaminated properties
  • Coastal permitting (development, beach renourishment, erosion structures)
  • CERCLA litigation
  • Health and safety claims (OSHA)


Members

Cary, William

Elkan, Alexander

Ross, William G.

Smart, Cordon

Tinsley, Randall

Tynan, Matthew

Woosley, Kyle

Industries

Construction & Materials

Energy

Government

Manufacturing

Mining & Metals

Utilities

Environment

Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

firm
Location

2000 Renaissance Plaza

230 North Elm Street

Greensboro

North Carolina

USA

NC 27401

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

North Carolina

Environment


George W House
Band 1
Randall Tinsley
Band 4
Robert J King III
Band 4