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Steven D. Weber

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Steve Weber heads the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. He focuses his practice on environmental, administrative and municipal law, and class action litigation. Steve has experience in regulatory compliance matters, business transactions involving environmental issues, and environmental litigation. Steve also regularly participates in environmental and business class action litigation.

Steve authors articles on environmental law and compliance issues and is a regular speaker on emerging environmental issues.

While at the University of the Pacific, Steve was the Associate Legislation Editor of the Pacific Law Journal.

Results By the Numbers

  • 0 Attorneys in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 0 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2015: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Representative Matters

  • Utility, mining, forest products, waste services, chemical manufacturing
  • Water quality permitting, compliance and litigation, including interbasin transfers, drought management, wetlands, NPDES permitting and hydropower matters
  • Federal Superfund litigation and state court litigation involving groundwater and hazardous waste contamination
  • Environmental insurance litigation
  • Appeals of agency orders
  • Hazardous waste compliance and responses to notices of violation under RCRA
  • Citizen suits under RCRA, CERCLA and other environmental statutes
  • Clean Air Act Title V permitting and other air matters
  • Environmental permitting issues
  • Solid and hazardous waste management and disposal matters
  • Underground storage tank regulation and cleanups
  • Environmental issues in business transactions, including due diligence reviews and environmental audits and site assessments
  • Environmental and business class action litigation
  • TSCA compliance matters
  • Brownfield redevelopment
  • Environmental professional negligence defense
  • Annexation, zoning and land use planning
  • Odor and nuisance compliance and litigation

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Honors & Awards

  • Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law and Litigation – Environmental, 2011-2017
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers in Environmental Law, 2009-2016
  • Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Environmental Law, 2009 & 2012-2013, 2016
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star in Environmental Law, 2009
  • Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2003
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ in Environmental; Municipalities & Counties; Litigation; Class Action Defense; Resort, Hospitality & Planned Development; Renewable Energy; Eco-Business

Memberships

  • North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, 2005-2009
  • Leadership Charlotte, Class of XXIII
  • Mecklenburg County Air Quality Commission, Chairman, 2003-2005
  • Mecklenburg County Environmental Policy Coordinating Council, Chairman, 2003-2005
  • Mecklenburg County Environmental Protection Commission, Chairman, 1999-2003; Vice-Chair, 1997-1999
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Young Professional of the Year