University of Florida, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008, Order of the Coif; Notes & Comments Editor, Florida Law Review, 2007-08
University of Florida, B.A., summa cum laude, 2003
Emily Sherlock practices environmental law. She regularly advises clients on compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, including those governing hazardous wastes, underground storage tanks, and emissions from non-road engines and equipment. She also represents clients in negotiations with environmental agencies to resolve alleged violations of such regulations.
Emily has experience serving as common counsel to a large group of potentially responsible parties at a contaminated site, including negotiating with the state agency to resolve the PRPs' liability and negotiating settlements between the PRPs. She also has experience negotiating Brownfields Agreements on behalf of prospective developers redeveloping contaminated property.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, environmental, 2020-23; Charlotte Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year, 2022
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, environment, 2012-14, 2018-22
- North Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, business/corporate, 2014; Rising Star, environmental, 2015-22
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, environmental, 2021-23
- North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Leaders in the Law Award, 2022
Represents a group of potentially responsible parties at a contaminated site in negotiations with governmental authorities to resolve Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act liabilities; in negotiations among the parties to allocate remediation costs; and in settlement negotiations with de minimis PRPs.
Advises manufacturers regarding compliance with various environmental laws and regulations, including Resource Conservation and Recovery Act provisions governing generators of hazardous wastes and applicable RCRA permitting exemptions.
Advises manufacturer of building products regarding OSHA rules regulating worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica.
Assisted a manufacturer in obtaining a favorable determination from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality regarding the company's hazardous waste management practices and avoided a notice of violation following a Resource Conservation Recovery Act inspection.
Advises equipment manufacturers regarding compliance with Clean Air Act regulations governing emissions from nonroad compression ignition engines and participation in the EPA's Transition Program for Equipment Manufacturers.
Represented a real estate developer in the application for and negotiation of a Brownfields Agreement with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to redevelop a contaminated site in Boone, North Carolina, into a mixed-use student housing development.
Advised a hospital regarding compliance with state and federal regulations governing underground storage tanks containing petroleum.
Advised purchaser of craft brewery in connection with environmental diligence, including limited environmental compliance review, and advised brewery regarding air, wastewater and stormwater permits following acquisition.
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- North Carolina Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, Chair, 2020-21; Vice Chair, 2019-20; Secretary, 2018-19; Treasurer, 2017-18; Council Member, 2015-18; Annual Section Meeting and CLE, Program Planner, 2015; Newsletter Committee, Chair, 2014-17; "Environmental News," Co-Editor, 2014-17
- Gaston County Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation