Office Address: 1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30309
Emory University School of Law
(J.D., with distinction, 1996)
(B.A., cum laude, 1993)
HONORS & RECOGNITION
Past Chair. State Bar of Georgia’s Environmental Law Section
Georgia Trend Magazine, "Legal Elite" (2016-Present)
Chambers USA, "Leading Business Lawyers - Environment"
The Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law (2016-Present)
Peyton Nunez advises corporations of all sizes on a broad range of environmental transactional, regulatory compliance, and litigation matters. She has substantial experience with federal environmental laws, including CERCLA/Superfund, the Clean Water Act, and RCRA, as well as their state counterparts. A significant part of her practice involves remediation of contaminated sites under various hazardous site, brownfields, and voluntary remediation programs.
Ms. Nunez works closely with real estate and corporate clients to oversee environmental due diligence, manage risk, and negotiate favorable contract terms and conditions. She also counsels clients on environmental compliance issues impacting every facet of their business, including permitting, spill reporting, chemical storage, waste disposal, underground storage tank management, facility audits, and agency inspections.
In addition to her transactional and compliance work, Ms. Nunez has litigated a broad range of environmental matters in Georgia and throughout the nation at the state, federal, and administrative levels, and has substantial experience defending clients in private party cost recovery actions, citizen suits, and government enforcement actions. She is a former chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Environmental Law Section.