SEC Proposes Major Climate Disclosure Rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has proposed a sweeping new climate-driven financial risk reporting rule titled “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors.” The SEC unveiled the 510-page proposal on March 21, 2022. Comments are due thirty (30) days after the proposed rule is published in the Federal Register, or May 20,…

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Here We Grow Again!

KMCL is pleased to announce the addition of more top talent to our ranks—our newest member, Kate Hopkins, joined the firm as a Senior Associate in our Atlanta office last month. Kate comes to us from a major law firm where she focused her practice on environmental litigation and environmental issues in property transactions. She…

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Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter has gifted Emory Law’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law program a stipend to establish a new diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative to promote broader diversity in the practice of environmental law.

The new initiative at Emory will provide annual scholarships and summer stipends to students who will bring diversity to the environmental bar. The program will also provide these students with opportunities to engage with prominent environmental attorneys, community and business leaders, government officials, and scholars through conferences, workshops, or other formal and informal convenings. For…

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And the Dance Continues: New Proposed WOTUS Rule

On Tuesday the U.S. EPA’s and U.S. Army Corps’ (“Agencies”) proposed revised definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) was published in the Federal Register, triggering a 60-day public comment period that concludes on February 7, 2022. The Agencies have also scheduled several virtual public hearings in January 2022. This proposed rule is the…

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KMCL LAW RANKED IN 2022 “BEST LAW FIRMS”

Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP (KMCL Law) has been ranked for the twelfth consecutive year in the annual U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list.  The firm received a national Tier 1 ranking in two practice areas, as well as tiered regional rankings in five practice areas.  In all, KMCL received tiered rankings for environmental…

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Law360 Article on Georgia Wastewater Treatment Permitting

On October 28, 2021, Law360 published an article written by three of our attorneys on a recent Northern District of Georgia ruling which has potential implications for wastewater treatment facilities in Georgia. The ruling involves a class action brought by citizens of the city of Rome and Floyd County, who contend that Dalton Utilities Inc.’s…

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New Phase I ESA Standard Coming Soon

Highly anticipated changes are coming to the standard practice for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (“ESAs”).  ASTM E1527-13, originally approved on November 6th, 2013, is fast approaching eight years of approval.  According to ASTM International, if a standard has not received a new approval date by December 31 of the eighth year since the…

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Fourteen KMCL Lawyers Included in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© and The Best Lawyers® in America: Ones to Watch

Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP is proud to announce that fourteen of our nineteen lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.  In addition, we are pleased to announce that Alan Truitt has been named the Best Lawyers® 2022 Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Birmingham,…

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Nationally Recognized Environmental Firm Expands Partnership: Attracts Prominent Former Troutman, Pepper Partner and Elevates Two Lawyers to Partnership Positions.

Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter LLP (KMCL), a nationally recognized law firm focused on environmental and energy law, announced today that prominent environmental attorney Greg Blount, formerly a partner at Troutman Pepper, has joined the firm as a Partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. The Firm also announced that two of its outstanding existing lawyers, Shelly…

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