Our lawyers in the Environmental Practice Group work with clients throughout the country to resolve complicated environmental conflicts, reduce environmental risk, and pragmatically integrate client operations, regulatory compliance and client goals. We routinely advise on complex compliance issues, conduct due diligence for investment transactions, negotiate cleanups, help developers structure and finance Brownfield deals, resolve notices of violation, pursue cost recovery actions, and obtain air and water permits. Our constant focus is helping our clients implement practical and, as necessary, creative solutions by bringing to bear our experience, our understanding of the client’s business, and our command of available regulatory tools. These tools may include voluntary cleanup, Brownfields Agreements and even hard-fought litigation. We work closely with our clients, technical consultants and others to establish the data necessary for informed decision making. This approach has won our clients the respect of their community, regulators and environmental groups.

While we urge the early identification and resolution of issues during transactional due diligence or through self-audits, occasions arise when litigation is the best option. Robinson Bradshaw has represented clients in government and private cost-recovery actions; handled insurance coverage disputes; defended citizens’ suits, national toxic tort and asbestos claims; resolved government debarment actions; and defended clients in criminal investigations and trials.

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers USA, environment, 2009-24
  • Best Law Firms, Charlotte Tier 1 for environmental law, 2011-21, 2024; Raleigh Tier 1 for environmental law, 2021-23; Raleigh Tier 1 for litigation - environmental, 2023; Charlotte Tier 1 for natural resources law, 2011-12


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