Environmental Law

Environmental Law

Roberts & Stevens’ attorney, Billy Clarke, is one of the leading environmental lawyers in North Carolina. He assists individuals, businesses, and local governments in complying with a host of environmental laws and regulations, resulting in a safer and cleaner environment.

With over 29 years of experience, Clarke’s practice includes environmental permitting and compliance, transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated property, environmental and administrative litigation, water quality, air quality, solid and hazardous waste issues and the representation of local governments on environmental matters. He also has extensive experience in Brownfields Redevelopment for both public and private clients.

Types of Services

  • Air quality issues
  • Assessing potential environmental liability
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Commercial real estate transactions involving contaminated property
  • Compliance issues
  • Enforcement and civil penalties
  • Environmental permitting, compliance and audits
  • Environmental litigation
  • Ground water contamination
  • Permitting and regulatory counseling
  • RCRA/CERCLA
  • Solid and hazardous waste issues
  • Water quality, including NPDES permits, 404 permits, and 401 water quality certifications

Memberships and Awards

  • American Bar Association, Section: Natural Resources, Energy and Environment
  • Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Section: Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” Ranking Asheville Tier One Firm in Environmental Law and Litigation (2011-2012); Environmental Litigation (2014-2016); and Natural Resources Law (2011-2012)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firm” Ranking Asheville Tier Two Firm in Environmental Law (2013); Environmental Litigation (2013); and Natural Resources Law (2013)

Attorneys

William Clarke
John D. Noor