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He guides corporate clients in environmental and toxic torts cases, both federal and state, and counsels companies in environmental regulatory matters.
Michael is a member of the Firm’s environmental, energy and toxic torts practice group. He has extensive experience in representing corporate clients in complex environmental litigation matters, including CERCLA/cost recovery actions, toxic tort actions, and cases involving impacted property. Michael also has experience in advising clients on regulatory compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, representing clients in the remediation, purchase and sale of contaminated properties, negotiating access agreements, and in reviewing environmental aspects of real estate transactions, including the negotiation of numerous voluntary cleanup contracts under the South Carolina Brownfields Program.
Michael has worked directly with officials from the EPA, DOJ, and multiple state agencies including the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to negotiate agreements on compliance, cost recovery, permitting issues and redevelopment matters. He also regularly advises corporate clients on business decisions as they relate to liability exposure, remediation/redevelopment, and public relations matters.
Additionally, Michael has valuable experience in a variety of litigation matters, represented clients in complex mediations, trying cases and arbitration proceedings to verdict, and briefing and presenting oral arguments both before trial courts on dispositive motions, as well as in appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court.
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