Land Use and Environmental


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

Thursday, Dec 14th, 2017

We are pleased to announce Hand Arendall and Harrison Sale McCloy will combine effective January 1, 2018 to form a southern, regional law firm with approximately 85 lawyers.

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Tuesday, Nov 28th, 2017
Client Alert: Wire Instruction Fraud

One emerging cyber scheme involves the manipulation of wire transfer information. Are you at risk?

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Thursday, Aug 31st, 2017
Mobile Office Location Announces Move

Hand Arendall will be relocating its current Mobile offices to Merchants Plaza renewing its commitment to downtown Mobile.

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Thursday, Aug 24th, 2017
Hand Arendall Recognized in Chambers USA

The Firm was recognized as a top firm in Banking & Finance and Labor & Employment. Also, Preston Bolt, Ginger Gaddy and Nick Greenwood were all recognized by the publication as top attorneys in public finance.

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Sunday, Aug 20th, 2017
Witcher Quoted in Business Alabama

Member James Witcher is quoted in the August 2017 Business Alabama article When Data Balloons, So Can Law Costs.

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