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Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

Nelson Mullins COVID-19 Resources

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WEBINAR: New Small Business Bankruptcy via Chapter 11: Key differences versus traditional Chapter 11, 7, or 13 and how small business can use SBRA to reorganize

October 8, 2020

WEBINAR: New Small Business Bankruptcy via Chapter 11: Key differences versus traditional Chapter 11, 7, or 13 and how small business can use SBRA to reorganize
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Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Defended challenges to first air and hazardous waste permits issued for secondary lead smelter in over 25 years
  • Numerous successful permitting efforts for green-field and expanding manufacturing facilities, including obtaining, and amending Plant-wide Applicability Limits for air emissions
  • Obtained and defended challenges to Subtitle D commercial municipal solid waste landfill permits
  • Successfully guided clients in numerous self-reporting efforts following internal audits
  • Advised numerous manufacturers and distributers on labeling, false claims and transportation placarding requirements
  • Secured manufacturer’s storm water discharge permit for aviation company constructing a 40,000 square foot hangar near wetlands surrounding airport

We help you manage

  • Identification of applicable regulatory requirements
  • Preparation of permit application
  • Developing comments on draft permits 
  • Preparation for public hearings/media responses
  • Periodic self-audits and corrective actions
  • Identification of best management practices
  • Preparation for inspections/incident investigations
  • Anticipation of new/proposed requirements

Interdisciplinary and diverse backgrounds

  • Experienced attorneys well versed in federal and state environmental regulatory programs and administrative processes
  • Former counsel to federal and state agencies on coastal environmental regulation and land use
  • Former assistant in-house counsel to company supporting alternative energy options
  • Member and former chairman of state agency funding conservation of over 250,000 acres in a Southeastern state
  • Member of board of directors of Green Chamber of the South and Georgia Land Trust Service Center
  • Leaders in influential environmental associations and in environmental committees for state and federal legal organizations
  • Served as counsel to trade associations

Our clients range from Fortune 50 corporations to single-facility companies, including

  • Manufacturing
    • Aerospace
    • Agricultural chemicals, maintenance vehicles, lawn equipment, and hand tools
    • Appliances (commercial and residential)
    • Automotive and automotive parts
    • Biomass and other alternative energy producers
    • Ceramics
    • Chemicals and specialty chemical manufacturers, processors, and suppliers
    • Consumer products
    • Electrical and lighting
    • Pesticides and pesticide devices
    • Pharmaceutical drugs and devices
    • Plastics and Polymers
    • Recreational vehicles
    • Textiles
  • Commercial waste management and recyclers 
    • Asbestos
    • C&D
    • Coal ash
    • Scrap metal
    • Solid and hazardous waste
    • Used oil
    • Tires
    • Waste-to-energy
  • Construction
  • Forestry and forest products
  • Metal working, foundries, and metal coatings
  • Mining
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Residential and commercial real estate, including development
  • Retailers
  • Transportation
    • Trucking
    • Rail
  • Utilities and other energy suppliers

Our environmental attorneys' decades of experience inform the judgment and guidance we share with you 

  • Legislative and regulatory developments and advocacy – monitoring, drafting comments, applying environmental laws and regulations as they have developed and matured; task force participation drafting and/or evaluating effects of proposed legislation and regulations
  • Industry experience − wide range of industries served enables us to understand business interests and bring balanced perspectives 
  • Field experience − assisting clients in implementing compliance actions
  • Thought leadership – articles, contributing to national environmental publications, speaking on important developments in environmental law; comments and white papers on state and federal statutes, regulations and guidance documents (since the 1980s)
  • Industry and trade association initiatives − we work tirelessly to assist in efforts to maintain reasonable and effective environmental protections to help allow successful business operations  
  • Leadership − our attorneys serve in leadership positions in the American Bar Association (Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources; Section of Litigation; Business Law Section) and other national and state legal organizations 

Our team’s judgment and practical know-how provide you with the support you want in identifying, weighing, and handling risks and liabilities

  • Anticipating changes in air emissions programs and finding effective response strategies to comply
  • Advising you about how proposed regulations and regulatory amendments will affect your operations
  • Planning for permits for new manufacturing plants and heading off possible challenges
  • Providing Innovative approaches to support sensible permit features
  • Guiding internal audits, practices and programs to enhance compliance
  • Investigating whistle-blower allegations
  • Briefing the C-suite on complex environmental issues in understandable terms
  • Evaluating and managing risks from non-compliance or accidental releases
  • Teaming with industry groups with common interests
  • Guiding reporting and clean-ups when spills occur or contamination is discovered
  • Bringing in consultants with scientific expertise to supplement in-house resources
  • Managing contamination at legacy sites
  • Weighing in for you on regulations that are beyond an agency’s authority or that just don’t make sense scientifically
  • Finding reasonable resolution to disagreements with agencies in compliance and enforcement matters

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Defended challenges to first air and hazardous waste permits issued for secondary lead smelter in over 25 years
  • Numerous successful permitting efforts for green-field and expanding manufacturing facilities, including obtaining, and amending Plant-wide Applicability Limits for air emissions
  • Obtained and defended challenges to Subtitle D commercial municipal solid waste landfill permits
  • Successfully guided clients in numerous self-reporting efforts following internal audits
  • Advised numerous manufacturers and distributers on labeling, false claims and transportation placarding requirements
  • Secured manufacturer’s storm water discharge permit for aviation company constructing a 40,000 square foot hangar near wetlands surrounding airport
  • Substantial experience in matters involving state and federal air, water, waste, land resource, development and occupational health statutes and regulations
  • Knowledge of who’s who in environmental regulatory agencies
  • Prior industry experience
  • Access to Nelson Mullins colleagues from other practice areas necessary to provide comprehensive evaluation of business needs associated with environmental representations
  • Close partnerships with in-house counsel to understand what keeps them up at night and help them solve those problems
  • Efficient staffing and favorable rates

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