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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 in the areas of environmental law and corporate 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 PRP group and other PRPs. She also has experience negotiating Brownfield Agreements on behalf of prospective developers who wish to take advantage of valuable liability protection and tax credits in connection with the redevelopment of contaminated property.

In her corporate practice, Emily negotiates stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, entity mergers and commercial contracts. Her environmental experience benefits her corporate practice as well. In addition to drafting and negotiating transaction documents, she can assist her clients in effectively managing environmental risk in their corporate transactions.

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, Treasurer, 2017-present; Council Member, 2015-present; Annual Section Meeting and CLE, Program Planner, 2015; Newsletter Committee, Chair, 2014-17; "Environmental News," Co-Editor, 2014-17

Community Affiliations

  • Gaston County Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards, a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation
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