Gregory W. Blount

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Office Address: 1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 900, Atlanta, GA 30309

EDUCATION

Mercer University School of Law
(J.D., 1981)

University of North Georgia
(B.A., Foundation Scholar, 1978)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Georgia

N.D. Georgia

M.D. Georgia

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Supreme Court of Georgia

HONORS & RECOGNITION

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law (2007–Present) and Environmental Litigation (2020–Present)

Chambers USA: Environmental Law, Georgia (2008–2021)

Acritas: Acritas Star (2018, 2021)

Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine: “Super Lawyer” in Environmental Law (2004–2018)

Law & Politics and Atlanta Magazine: “Top 100 Georgia Lawyers” (2013–2014)

Top Rated Lawyers Guide: Energy/Environmental/Natural Resources Law (2012)

Focus Europe and The Asian Lawyer: “Top-Rated Lawyer” in International Law and International Trade (2012)

Achieved highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell

Greg represents industrial and trade association clients in environmental law and policy matters, including related civil litigation and enforcement issues in state and federal courts. Clients turn to Greg to handle a range of issues related to hazardous waste compliance and policy at federal and state levels, including extensive work on emerging contaminants such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). His more than forty years of experience include work for retail chains, including pharmacies, on hazardous waste issues. Trade association and industrial clients include CVS Health, Delhaize, Discount Tire, Georgia Association of Manufacturers, Georgia Poultry Federation, Georgia Power Co., Kumho Tire Georgia, Leslie’s Pool Supplies, MarJac Poultry, Mount Vernon Mills, Pilgrim’s Pride and JBS USA, Albertsons and Safeway Inc., Sanderson Farms Inc., TenCate Inc., Tractor Supply Co., U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, and Wayne Farms LLC. He served as national environmental counsel for a Fortune Top 10 company during extensive negotiations in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and New Jersey.

Greg’s representations have involved all major environmental statutes in the United States. His early experience as both a state assistant attorney general and general counsel to Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources enriches his understanding of the objectives of both the regulator and the regulated. It has also helped Greg develop consensus for environmental statutes, administrative rules, and enforcement related to hazardous waste and water quality. His litigation experience includes defending agricultural waste management practices, such as land application systems.

Local governments have turned to Greg for counsel on water supply issues, including multidistrict litigation known as the Tri-State Water Wars, a highly complex, decades-long battle between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida over water allocation. Greg also helps his business clients address water issues arising in transactions, such as those related to international trade and sustainability.

Greg is a frequent speaker on hazardous waste and other environmental issues. He has spoken at numerous CLEs, seminars and other programs both nationally (such as those produced by the Retail Industry Leaders Association) and in Georgia (Georgia Environmental Conference, Georgia Association of Manufacturers).