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Wendy Wilkie Parker

Of Counsel

Meridian
1320 Main Street
17th Floor
Columbia, SC 29201
Liberty Center
151 Meeting Street
Suite 600
Charleston, SC 29401
wendy.parker@nelsonmullins.com
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Wendy Wilkie Parker practices environmental and energy law and immigration law. Her experience includes representation of clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal litigation; negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements, consent agreements, and consent decrees; general advice regarding regulatory compliance and permitting, the purchase, development and sale of brownfields, and environmental audits; and negotiation...

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Wendy Wilkie Parker practices environmental and energy law and immigration law. Her experience includes representation of clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal litigation; negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements, consent agreements, and consent decrees; general advice regarding regulatory compliance and permitting, the purchase, development and sale of brownfields, and environmental audits; and negotiation and drafting of environmental access agreements and environmental language for asset and property purchase agreements; including experience with CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and Clean Air Act.

She also practices immigration law. She represents corporations and individuals in providing business immigration services. Her experience includes representation of clients in obtaining non-immigrant visas, permanent residency, and U.S. citizenship.

and drafting of environmental access agreements and environmental language for asset and property purchase agreements; including experience with CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and Clean Air Act.

She also practices immigration law. She represents corporations and individuals in providing business immigration services. Her experience includes representation of clients in obtaining non-immigrant visas, permanent residency, and U.S. citizenship.

Wendy Wilkie Parker practices environmental and energy law and immigration law. Her experience includes representation of clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal litigation; negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements, consent agreements, and consent decrees; general advice regarding regulatory compliance and permitting, the purchase, development and sale of brownfields, and environmental audits; and negotiation... and drafting of environmental access agreements and environmental language for asset and property purchase agreements; including experience with CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and Clean Air Act.

She also practices immigration law. She represents corporations and individuals in providing business immigration services. Her experience includes representation of clients in obtaining non-immigrant visas, permanent residency, and U.S. citizenship.

Experience

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Experience

Land and Land Use

  • Representing clients in numerous cases involving the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act, and state environmental law
  • Representing clients at several Superfund sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
  • Negotiating PRP group allocation and settlements
  • Negotiating consent agreements, consent decrees, and settlement agreements with federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Advising clients in federal Superfund and state brownfields law, including advising clients in minimizing legal liability risks associated with purchasing and redeveloping contaminated properties by negotiating state liability protection agreements (South Carolina Non Responsible Party Voluntary Cleanup Contracts), advising clients on the qualifications of the Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser status, and assisting in the procurement and negotiation of environmental insurance policies
  • Drafting environmental language for purchase and sale agreements for contaminated property and reviewing Phase I Environmental Site Assessment for compliance with federal and state standards
  • Serving as environmental counsel to various development groups engaged in redeveloping contaminated property in the Charleston area into mixed use commercial and residential developments
  • Representing development groups and companies in the purchase and redevelopment of property for industrial uses
  • Advising clients with respect to requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) issues
  • Advising clients regarding compliance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Advising clients regarding underground storage tank (UST) issues and the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Bank (SUPERB) Act
  • Representing private clients in conducting internal investigations and defending administrative, civil and criminal enforcement actions involving waste, air and vessel pollution issues
  • Representing landowners or land trusts, in association with our real estate attorneys, in private conservation easements
  • Representing local government in defending land use decisions based on local zoning ordinances

Waste

  • Representing and advising companies with respect to waste disposal issues

Energy

  • Representing a utility in the permitting of an electricity generating facility
  • Representing the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) in litigation involving the permitting and closure of the Safety-Kleen Pinewood hazardous waste landfill
  • Representing a local government in litigation involving solid waste management

Water and Wetlands

  • Assisting land owners in obtaining dock and other critical area permits
  • Defending enforcement actions and litigating contested cases involving wetlands permits issued by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management
  • Representing the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) in water quality litigation
  • Representing companies and landowners in complying with stormwater regulations
  • Representing landowners in suits to clear title to marshlands

Air

  • Assisting companies in obtaining air permits and ensuring continued compliance
  • Litigating contested case appeals of air permits
  • Defending companies in response to notices of alleged violations

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, JD (1997)
    • Articles Editor, South Carolina Environmental Law Journal
  • College of Charleston, BA, English (1994)

Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Past Chair and Member, Environment and Natural Resources Section
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Environmental Section, Administrative Law Section, Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association
  • Mentor, The First Tee of Greater Austin (November 2013-present)
  • Board of Directors, Carolina Youth Development Center (2002-2009, Chair, 2007-2009)
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