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Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team with expertise across contentious and noncontentious environmental matters, including enforcement proceedings, transactions and permitting. Offers particular strength in brownfield redevelopment, as well as areas such as CERCLA and deals involving solar power facilities. Skilled at handling complex cost recovery disputes.

Strengths

A client says: “Whenever we have a problem we know they will be at the end of the phone. They can figure out a resolution that everyone feels happy with.”

Work highlights

Advised Duke Energy Progress on its involvement in the Ward Transformer Superfund site.

Notable practitioners

David Berry is noted for his strength in environmental compliance and transactional due diligence. He acts for clients in the energy sector, among others.
"David Berry is an extremely competent and efficient attorney."

Stephen Parascandola maintains a wide-ranging practice in the area of environmental law. He counsels clients on environmental compliance, enforcement defense and related OSHA concerns.

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Overview

Environmental law in North Carolina is a maze of ever-changing and increasingly challenging regulations which requires experienced legal advisors. The management of these complex demands is critical to businesses because of the direct impact on their operations, finances, personnel and sustainability. Our clients include national and international companies as well as large and medium-size businesses throughout North Carolina and the Southeast, representing a diverse list of industries.

Our sophisticated team of environmental lawyers includes attorneys who have practiced at some of the nation’s largest law firms and have worked at regulatory agencies, including the North Carolina Department of Justice and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. This group of experienced environmental attorneys has a keen grasp on the law, with an insider’s perspective of the process and strong relationships with state and federal regulators. Additionally, members of our team have significant environmental litigation experience, including some of the largest state and federal Superfund cost recovery actions in the United States. 

We are a full-service business and litigation law firm and provide legal counsel in such related areas as OSHA, Construction, Real Estate Development, Energy and Renewable Energy, Commercial Contracts, Employment, Labor and Human Resources, and Government Affairs.

Industries

Banking and Finance

Biotechnology

Construction

Convenience Stores

Health care

Manufacturing

Pharmaceutical

Public Utilities

Real Estate

Technology

Environment

Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP

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Location

Wells Fargo Capitol Center

150 Fayetteville Street

Suite 2300

Raleigh

North Carolina

USA

NC 27601

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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


David W Berry
Band 4
Stephen T Parascandola
Band 3