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Mary D. Shahid

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 843-720-1788

Mary Shahid is an environmental law attorney who brings extensive real-world experience to her law practice.  She has been in private practice in Charleston since 2002.

Prior to entering into private practice, she was Chief Counsel of Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).  Before that, Ms. Shahid served as General Counsel for the South Carolina Coastal Council, the agency that became OCRM.

In those roles she gained extensive experience working on matters related to environmental permitting, property disputes and real estate litigation.

 

University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1984Vanderbilt UniversityBA 1981

Case History

Deerfield PlantationPOA v. Deertrack Inc., and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, et al. — This is a citizens suit filed under the Clean Water Act in which a homeowner''s association is challenging a jurisdictional determination made by the Corps of Engineers.  This is one of the first of several similar cases, filed by environmental advocacy groups, who are concerned about whether the Corps is properly applying the U. S. Supreme Court''s decision in the Rapanos case.  This is a new use of the citizen''s suit provision in the Clean Water Act in S. C. , but is becoming more prevalent as a tool to stop/slow development.
Patricia Tenney v. State of South Carolina — This is an action to quiet title against the State of South Carolina.  Plaintiff Tenney is the record owner of a 15 acre coastal island located on the Cooper River, Beaufort County, S. C.  The State of S. C. has asserted presumptive title to all coastal islands based on the State''s ownership of the tidal wetlands surrounding the coastal islands.  The Court of Common Pleas, Beaufort County, held that the State did not have presumptive title of Tenney''s property and the State has filed an appeal with the S. C. Court of Appeals.
Boeing Expansion — Assisted Boeing's General Counsel's office in 404 and State permitting processes for the Boeing expansion in North Charleston, S. C.
Mercedes Benz Expansion — Assisted MBV in obtaining state and federal permits for plant expansion.

Office Location

205 King Street, Suite 400
Charleston, SC 29401
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Charleston-SC Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Charleston-SC Metro Area
Mary D. Shahid has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Mary D. Shahid has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Mary D. Shahid has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Mary D. Shahid has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Mary D. Shahid has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Mary D. Shahid has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Litigation - Environmental

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Female
Languages:
English