Environmental Law

Our practice centers on helping our clients navigate through complex environmental laws and regulations.

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Environmental Attorneys

The environmental attorneys at Bell, Davis & Pitt focuses on helping clients understand and meet the challenges and opportunities presented by today’s complicated web of environmental laws, regulations, orders, and policies.

Our practice encompasses a team of environmental attorneys with a broad spectrum of experience — ranging from common underground storage tank issues to Superfund litigation and the transfer and redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties. We assist clients with regulatory compliance and permitting with the goal of helping businesses avoid potential liabilities. When litigation becomes necessary, our seasoned attorneys represent our clients at administrative hearings and complex matters in state and federal court.

Our team regularly monitors proposed rules and legislation that can impact clients to stay on top of the latest developments. With our firm's interdisclinary approach, our environmental group works closely with the litigation, real estate, business and administrative groups.

A sampling of our experience includes:

  • Brownfields Agreements with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) for redevelopment of environmentally impacted property

  • Federal CERCLA (Superfund) litigation

  • Risk assessment and protection in transfer of contaminated properties

  • Assistance with EPA grant applications

  • Defense of toxic tort and related claims

  • Environmental insurance

  • Reversal of NCDEQ and Environmental Management Commission in Superior Court

  • Administrative actions challenging and negotiating environmental enforcement violations and penalties

  • Successfully defend industry from numerous local and state regulatory challenges by environmental citizens group

  • Sedimentation and Erosion Control

  • Hazardous Waste

  • Transportation of hazardous materials

  • Landfill operations, remediation and siting

  • Stormwater

  • Underground Storage Tanks

  • Drycleaning Remediation

  • Mold

  • Air Permitting

  • Siting and zoning of environmentally sensitive facilities (see Administrative and Real Estate profiles regarding Land Use & Zoning)

I only wish I had started with Bell, Davis & Pitt on the environmental issues first. It would have saved me a lot of money, time and aggravation.

Darrell Stout