Stacy Watson May is a Consulting Counsel in Holland & Knight's Jacksonville office. She counsels a variety of industrial and commercial clients such as manufacturers, facility owners and developers with environmental compliance and enforcement actions across multiple states as well as at the federal and local levels. For these clients, she regularly negotiates reduced penalties with government agencies. Ms. Watson May assists in the design of corrective action plans and environmental management systems to meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and hazardous materials handling and permitting matters.
Ms. Watson May handles civil and administrative litigation involving permit challenges, mining operations, cost recovery, indoor air quality issues, Legionnaires' disease and toxic torts.
For property owners and investors, Ms. Watson May handles litigation and transactions involving the purchase, sale and redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties. She pilots clients through the environmental due diligence of real estate and manufacturing operations in large mergers and acquisitions at the state, multistate and multinational levels. These deals often involve significant residential, commercial and condominium developments as well as condominium conversions. She also counsels lenders and developers regarding environmental concerns of foreclosed properties.
Ms. Watson May has completed the Florida supreme court training for Circuit Civil, Family, and County Mediations. She has taught the Environmental Law course at Florida Coastal School of Law as an adjunct professor, addressing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the CAA, the CWA, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and RCRA.
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