Environmental Compliance

The impact of rapid growth and sprawling development on the environment in Georgia and throughout the southeast has received a lot of attention in recent years.

At Stack & Associates, P.C., our lawyers welcome opportunities to assist developers, homeowners, neighborhoods, citizens' groups and others in all matters involving environmental compliance. Some of the matters we handle include:

  • Environmental compliance counseling
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Environmental audits
  • Land development regulations

We are a respected regional pioneer in the field of environmental law. When Stack & Associates, P.C., was established in 1993, it was the first law firm of its kind in the region. Over the years since, we have helped individuals, homeowners associations, river keepers and other nonprofit organizations, as well as municipal governments in disputes over environmental compliance and the negative consequences of reckless development.

Importance of Environmental Compliance: Preserving Our Region's Beauty

The attention given to development in Georgia and along the coast is well-deserved because the facts are shocking.

  • Atlanta has lost an average of 50 acres of tree cover per day since 1987
  • Atlanta is the least densely populated metropolitan area in the country
  • Georgia ranks third in the nation in the acreage of farmland and woodland being converted to subdivisions, malls and other developments

Fortunately, the news is not all negative. Georgia has established a Community Green Space Program with a goal of preserving 20 percent of the state's land as green space, and Atlanta has taken steps to promote smart growth development. Comparable programs are also underway in other states.

Contact Us for Counsel, Guidance and Legal Representation

Increasingly in recent years, we have become involved in projects while they are still in the planning stages, educating and counseling our clients to be proactive rather than reactive. This includes working with developers who are genuinely concerned about environmental planning.

Whether you are an individual with questions, or represent a large municipal or business organization, contact our Atlanta law office online today to learn how we can help. You may also call our firm at 404-692-7504 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.