PRACTICE AREAS

Land Use and Environmental


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Hand Arendall's Land Use and Environmental Practice Group lawyers are experienced in handling and negotiating legal and administrative issues relating to: permitting, zoning, planning, natural resources and conservation (oil and gas, timber, water, fisheries, wildlife), energy, development and redevelopment, stormwater, coastal lands, wetlands, hazardous and solid waste, and utility and linear projects.

These lawyers regularly represent private and corporate entities, charitable foundations, land trusts, and government entities in a variety of transactional and litigation matters including permitting, residential and commercial development, acquisitions, management and funding, administrative and litigation proceedings, mass toxic tort litigation, and eminent domain proceedings.

The Land Use and Environmental Practice Group lawyers are admitted to practice in numerous federal and state courts, and handle proceedings with the EPA, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Alabama Department of Conservation, and other federal, state and local agencies.

These lawyers also deal with numerous federal, state, and local laws and regulations such as: NEPA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, CERCLA, RCRA, SARA and the Endangered Species Act. They also advise clients on issues relating to insurance coverages, wetlands delineation, Brownfields redevelopment, stormwater and erosion control, flood hazards, environmental audits and disclosures, USTs, and the handling of asbestos.

For more information regarding the Land Use and Environmental Practice Group, contact Practice Group Chairman Neil C. Johnston or any of the other lawyers in the Practice Group.



Firm News


Saturday, Aug 15th, 2020
35 Attorneys Listed in the The Best Lawyers in America 2021


Lisa Cooper and Neil Johnston were also recognized as a "Lawyer of the Year" and five Hand Arendall Harrison Sale attorneys we recognized in the inaugural "Ones to Watch" category.

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Tuesday, Jul 28th, 2020
Department of Labor Updates FMLA Forms


The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its forms that may be used by employees and employers to request and coordinate requests for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

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Wednesday, Mar 25th, 2020
COVID-19 Resource Page


View the latest information from Hand Arendall Harrison Sale with regard to the Coronavirus and what you need to know.

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Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2020
COVID-19 Monitoring and Response


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale has been actively monitoring the evolving situation with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our Coronavirus task force has been working tirelessly to prepare to continue our operations through the duration of this pandemic.

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Friday, Feb 7th, 2020
Three Lawyers Named Members of the Firm


Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is proud to announce J. Cole Davis, Christine Harding Hart, and Edward T. Rowe have been promoted to Member with the firm.

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