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David handles environmental matters across the country. He advises banks on environmental issues related to foreclosures, drafts waste disposal agreements, reviews environmental representations and warranties, takes contaminated sites through brownfield programs, negotiates consent decrees with federal and state regulatory agencies, and helps prepare Title V permit applications. He also has significant experience representing corporations and individuals in environmental criminal cases.

He has advised energy clients on virtually all aspects of environmental law. Leveraging his expertise in multiple areas, including negotiating shared-permit indemnification agreements, evaluating permitting requirements for co-generation facilities, and assessing potential environmental issues related to site selection, he brings a collaborative, business-sensitive approach to the environmental issues facing energy companies.


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Professional Memberships

Birmingham Bar Association; Alabama State Bar Association, Environmental Law, Environmental Energy and Natural Resources Law Committees, Business Law Section; ABA's Criminal Justice magazine, Editorial Board; BNA, Environmental Due Diligence Guide, State Law Advisory Committee; Environmental Law Institute, Associate; Manufacture Alabama, Environmental Committee; Business Alabama, Environmental Committee; Emmet O'Neal Library, Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board


JD, Fordham University School of Law (1994), cum laude; AB, Dartmouth College (1990), with honors