E. Peyton Nunez



Office Address: 1200 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309


Emory University School of Law
(J.D., with distinction, 1996)

(B.A., cum laude, 1993)




Past Chair. State Bar of Georgia’s Environmental Law Section

Georgia Trend Magazine, "Legal Elite" (2016‚ÄďPresent)

Chambers USA, "Leading Business Lawyers ‚Äď Environment"

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America¬ģ for Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation (2016‚ÄďPresent)

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, RCRA, and the Clean Air Act, as well as their state counterparts. A significant part of her practice involves remediation of contaminated sites under various hazardous sites, 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, waste disposal, underground storage tank management, facility audits, agency inspections, and emerging contaminants, including PFAS.

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 and currently co-chairs the Georgia Brownfield Association’s Legislative Committee.