Environmental Law

The complex system of local, state and federal laws that deal with the environment can impact individuals, companies and local governments. Our firm is proud to have one of the leading environmental law practices in North Carolina to assist clients in navigating this legal landscape. Our experienced attorneys regularly advise clients regarding environmental compliance and permitting, transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated property, environmental and administrative litigation, water and air quality, and solid and hazardous waste issues.

Types of Services

  • Air quality issues
  • Environmental liability assessments
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Commercial real estate transactions involving contaminated property
  • Enforcement and civil penalties
  • Environmental permitting, compliance and audits
  • Environmental litigation
  • Ground water contamination
  • Illegal Timbering
  • Landslides
  • Permitting and regulatory counseling
  • Solid and hazardous waste issues
  • Stormwater
  • Timber management and conservation plans
  • Water and wastewater, including NPDES permits, 404 permits, and 401 water quality certifications

Memberships & 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 Firms” Ranking
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Ranking
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Recognition
  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame

Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.