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South Carolina Environment
Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by Wyche, P.A.

Environmental law is a rapidly changing field, where governing authorities are highly technical and risks can be difficult to assess. Our environmental and sustainability practice group assists clients in navigating the complex maze of environmental laws and proactively seeking ways to improve business practices. Our practice covers many areas including Environmental Litigation, Natural Resources Conservation, Regulatory Compliance, Enforcement, and Permitting, Development & Rehabilitation, and Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Development. 

Lawyers in the firm’s environmental & sustainability practice group are widely recognized for their success in the area. Tommy Wyche was the first recipient of the American Bar Association’s Award for Excellence in Environmental and Resources Stewardship. Greg English is a contributing author to Environmental Law in South Carolina, and Rita Bolt Barker serves as adjunct faculty at Furman University, where she teaches Environmental Law. Additionally, members of the practice group are active in the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the South Carolina Bar Association Environmental Section, Urban Land Institute, US Green Building Council, the City of Greenville’s Green Ribbon Advisory Council and Brownfields Task Force, and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Environmental Issues Committee.

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Environment - South Carolina
Band 2
What the team is known for

Respected environmental group that undertakes a wide variety of litigation and corporate work for clients in the area. Features broad expertise in matters including conservation and renewable energy, state and federal environmental regulations and issues relating to real estate developments. Experienced with handling regulatory compliance, enforcement and permitting, as well as environmental due diligence with respect to M&A.

Work highlights

Wyche assisted AVX Corporation with evaluation of an on-site dam and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s proposed reclassification of the dam from low hazard to high hazard status.

Notable practitioners

Rita Barker regularly advises on compliance with environmental regulations as well as defending clients against permitting challenges and enforcement actions. She has further expertise in transactional due diligence concerning environmental risk.
"Rita is very professional, intelligent and outlines excellent legal strategy." "Anyone would be hard-pressed to find better counsel than Rita. She is outstanding and a pleasure to work with."

Gregory English largely focuses on contentious environment matters. He has experience representing clients in both state and federal courts as well as defending them during investigative and enforcement proceedings brought by administrative agencies.
"Gregory is a very good lawyer."

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Rita B. Barker
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Gregory J. English
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