Legal, Consulting, and Project Management services

 

Other:

  • Tired Creek Public Fishing Lake, Grady County Georgia
  • Feasibility of the Extension of Ronald Reagan Parkway (first public-private partnership project in Georgia) Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, Skanska, ER Snell
  • Cherokee Indian Repatriation on behalf of City of Canton.

​​​​​​​​Public Water Supply Projects:

  • Hollis Lathem Reservoir for the Cherokee County Water & Sewerage Authority
  • Hard Labor Creek Reservoir for the Walton County Water & Sewerage Authority and Oconee County
  • Lake McIntosh Reservoir for Fayette County
  • Hickory Log Creek Reservoir for the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority and City of Canton
  • Parks Creek for the City of Jefferson
  • Yahoola Creek Reservoir for the City of Dahlonega and Lumpkin County
  • Glade Farm Reservoir for Hall County
  • Richland Creek Reservoir for Paulding County
  • Bear Creek Reservoir for Newton County
  • Bear Creek Reservoir for the South Fulton Municipal Regional Water Authority


environmental permitting projects:

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Additional Experience:

  • Successfully led interdisciplinary team of consultants through the permitting process to obtain the first non-state owned fishing lake permit
  • Served as Environmental Solicitor for Newton County prosecuting misdemeanor County Ordinance and Zoning violations (solid waste, zoning, nuisance, etc.) as well as preparing orders for the presiding Judge's signature.  Advised local government and departments such as Planning & Zoning, Animal Control and Code Enforcement on day to day operations and matters.   
  • Represented a dog trainer in an EPA enforcement action under the Clean Water Act for unpermitted training facility that impacted approximately 18 acres of wetlands.  
  • Represented a client in negotiations with a utility provider, successfully reducing the tap fee necessary for the development by half.  
  • Represented clients in large industrial projects to obtain rezonings for landfill and quarry operation expansions as well as variances to allow the construction of commercial retail developments.  
  • Negotiated and acquired property necessary for development and lake projects.
  • Completed extensive title review to identify land parcels with legal restrictions to development, identifying particular parcels that would necessitate revisions to federal permits
  • Prepared Conservation Easements for the protection of property associated with compensatory mitigation 
  • Prepared Conservation Easement for donation of property and client tax benefit
  • Represented a client and successfully obtained a reduced in designated area of potential effect for adverse impacts to a site eligible for the National Register of HIstoric Places.  

​​​Development Projects:

  • Newton County Landfill Expansion
  • Cherokee C&D Landfill for WastePro
  • Forest Park Quarry, Tyrone Quarry and Lamar Quarry for Florida Rock Industries
  • Sherwood Quarry for Theiman Enterprises
  • Savannah Sand Mine for Jahna Industries
  • BridgeMill for BridgeMill, L.L.C.
  • Canton MarketPlace and Cumming MarketPlace for Sembler Atlanta
  • Scenic Promenade for Snellville Partners, LLC
  • Perimeter MarketPlace for Bay City Development
  • Paulding County Hospital for WellStar Health Systems
  • WalMart Super Center for M & M Contracting
  • Kingston on Lake Oconee 





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