David A. Franchina - K&L Gates

David A. Franchina

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 704-331-7543

Mr. Franchina focuses his practice on environmental and regulatory matters and has experience in a wide variety of substantive areas, including solid and hazardous waste, water and air pollution, wetlands and surface water reclamation, chemical regulation, environmental remediation, and occupational safety and health. In addition to representing numerous clients with respect to environmental permitting and compliance, he works with the firm's mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate, and land use and zoning practices.

Mr. Franchina is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED-AP), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED-AP, he has demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System.

The Johns Hopkins UniversityBA Fordham University School of LawJ.D.

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Client Comments

"Dave Franchina has provided us crucial environmental support with difficult compliance related issues. Dave consistently provides the insight and understanding needed to develop a "team-oriented" solution. By that, I mean the solution addresses the regulatory agency's environmental concerns in harmony with our business realities."

"Dave Franchina is by far the best environmental attorney I have ever worked with. His attention to detail is unparalleled. He has an excellent reputation with governmental and regulatory authorities. He is able to communicate extremely complicated legal and regulatory issues to his clients in a way that that is easy to understand."

-Matt Browder
Browder & Martin, LLC

"David is an extremely capable environmental lawyer."

Office Location

Hearst Tower, 47th Floor
214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Charlotte Metro Area
David A. Franchina has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental

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