Phillip E. Hoover is a Partner in the Environmental and Sustainability Practice Areas of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Mr. Hoover’s practice includes providing counsel on numerous environmental regulatory matters, as well as the redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties. These include state and federal superfund sites, corporate mergers and acquisitions of such properties. His environmental experience includes representation of Potentially Responsible Parties at superfund sites. He has negotiated RCRA permits and corrective action plans on behalf of clients in various states.
In addition to handling appeals of Title V permits, Mr. Hoover assisted clients with permitting issues, such as the application of New Source Review and the application of regional Haze rules in PSD designated areas. He has advised numerous clients on conservation easement issues. Mr. Hoover has represented buyers, sellers and lenders on all aspects of environmental transactions, including assessments of environmental impacts and potential exposure. He has negotiated provisions to address environmental issues and complex real estate, corporate and bankruptcy transactions.
Mr. Hoover received his B.A. degree in Literature from Rhodes College in 1990, his M.S.L. in Environmental Law, cum laude, in 1992 from the Vermont Law School and his J.D. from The University of Memphis in 1993. He is admitted to the Georgia and Tennessee bars.
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Tennessee River Gorge Trust
Panel participant, Associated Owners and Developers (AOD) Panel on Green Construction.
Speaker, Georgia Real Property Law Institute’s annual seminars on “Brownfield Development in Georgia” and on “Conservation Easements.”
Published several articles on Brownfield development and on conservation easements.
Presentation entitled “Taking Endangered Species to the Bank: Creating Markets Through Conservation Banking” at The Timberland Asset: Stable Investments for Turbulent Times, March of 2009.