Practice Areas

Environmental and Land Use

Willoughby & Hoefer has helped clients navigate the maze of requisite environmental permits and paperwork. It is a complicated process that involves local, state, and federal rules and regulations.

From local zoning boards and planning commissions to state and federal agencies, there are manysteps in getting a development project off the ground. At Willoughby & Hoefer, we have navigated that process many times for individuals, businesses, and governments.

Our attorneys have helped clients with matters including zoning and land use, waste management, underground storage tanks, air emissions, wastewater, and runoff. Our law firm has experience with statutes such as the South Carolina Pollution Control Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. We have represented landowners, developers, manufacturers, and other businesses before a number of bodies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Willoughby & Hoefer's role does not necessarily end when the project is completed. We also counsel clients on continuing environmental compliance and licensing issues. Our lawyers can help with self-audits and ensure that internal protocols keep up with any changes in the law. Should issues arise, our lawyers also can assist in areas such as environmental cleanup and spill response.