Douglas E. Cloud - Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP

Douglas E. Cloud

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 404-969-0736

Doug Cloud is a founding partner with Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP in Atlanta.  Doug's environmental practice centers on regulatory, permitting and transactional matters, with special focus on Clean Air Act matters, hazardous sites cleanup and brownfields redevelopment.  He defends clients in federal and state enforcement proceedings, supports in-house compliance training and audits and provides representation in critical agency rulemakings.  His experience includes managing the environmental aspects of a wide variety of corporate, real estate, and financing transactions.  Doug is the HSRA Workgroup Chair for the Georgia Industry Environmental Coalition (GIEC) and a leading drafter of the Georgia Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) Act.  He is recognized in Chambers USABest Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal Georgia and Georgia Trend's Legal Elite.

Representative Experience 

Successfully defended clients against:

  • Combined federal and state enforcement actions for alleged excess air emissions by a manufacturer.  Settled for a fraction of the penalty assessment.
  • Alleged NPDES and erosion and sedimentation violations by a developer.  Resolved with no work stoppage.
  • Combined state and federal RCRA/HSWA proceedings for legacy industrial cleanup sites and CERCLA claims for various PRPs.
  • Indoor air quality disputes involving alleged mold exposure claims for a nationwide asset manager.

Environmental counsel in transactions involving:

  • Divestiture of millions of acres of timberlands, including year-long due diligence and structuring complex risk allocation mechanisms.
  • Redevelopment of several 100-year old brownfields sites in Canada and the U.S., including negotiating with governmental agencies for liability protections and obtaining environmental insurance coverage.
  • $2 billion mixed use project involving post-closing remediation to obtain final regulatory closure.

Grinnell CollegeAB 1973Florida State UniversityMFA 1976Cornell UniversityJ.D. 1988

Case History

Federal and State Enforcement

Successfully defended clients against:

  • Agency-threatened shutdown of power plant for alleged air permit violations.  Negotiated to settlement without penalty.
  • Combined federal and state enforcement actions for alleged excess air emissions by manufacturer.  Settled for fraction of penalty assessment.
  • Alleged NPDES and erosion and sedimentation violations by developer.  Resolved with no work stoppage.
  • Combined state and federal RCRA/HSWA proceedings for legacy industrial cleanup sites, and CERCLA claims for various PRPs.
  • Indoor air quality disputes involving alleged mold exposure claims for nationwide asset manager.
Transactions

Environmental counsel in transactions involving:

  • Divestiture of millions of acres of timberlands, including year-long due diligence and structuring complex risk allocation mechanisms.
  • Redevelopment of several 100-year old brownfields sites in Canada and the U.S., including negotiating with governmental agencies for liability protections, and obtaining environmental insurance coverage.
  • $2 billion mixed-use project involving post-closing remediation to obtain final regulatory closure.

 

Office Location

1230 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3600
Atlanta, GA 30309
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Atlanta Metro Area
Douglas E. Cloud has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Environmental Permitting)
Litigation - Environmental

Other Information

Gender: Male