Mr. O’Day has been heavily involved in environmental litigation, consultation and negotiations during his more than 30 years of practice. He has advised clients in connection with the full range of environmental issues

, including National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and Clean Water Act compliance, Clean Air Act permits and compliance, Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act permitting and compliance, Toxic Substances Control Act compliance, right to know legislation under OSHA and the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act permitting and compliance including solid and hazardous waste treatment, disposal and cleanups, Superfund cleanups, toxic tort claims, water law and other environmental matters.

He has handled administrative proceedings on state and federal levels in connection with issues ranging from usage of real property to compliance with federal and state environmental laws. He has represented clients in litigation across the country involving environmental matters such as toxic tort litigation, nuisance litigation, hazardous waste cleanups, including sites both on and off the NPL, Clean Water Act citizen suits and compliance litigation, facilities compliance with the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act, mold litigation, and landfill issues. Finally, he has assisted clients in environmental issues in real property acquisition and development and the acquisition and sale of operating manufacturing entities. Mr. O’Day also is a frequent speaker at seminars concerning sustainability, environmental liability and compliance, and risk management. Mr. O’Day has achieved recent trial and appellate court victories in mold, Clean Water Act, solid waste (landfill) and toxic torts litigation, including three state Supreme Court cases of first impression.

 

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Since Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP began practicing law in 1893, SGR has pursued a vision of building one of the country’s premier full-service business firms. Today SGR serves individuals, corporate counsel and corporations across the globe from offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Frankfurt, Germany; Jacksonville, Florida; New York, New York and Washington, D.C.

SGR attorneys are focused in primary disciplines featuring more than 45 specialized practice areas, including environmental, natural resources and sustainability.

For more than three decades, SGR attorneys have represented clients on environmental issues. In 1970, one of our attorneys was the founding chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Since that time, the Firm’s environmental attorneys have been leaders in responding to the expansion of environmental law at the federal, state and local levels.

SGR’s Sustainability Practice Group specifically offers an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to provide clients with a “one-stop-shop” for all of their sustainability needs. The highly-integrated group concentrates on legal issues in the sustainability context. The Group includes experts in environmental law, land use, real estate, construction, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property, tax and other disciplines to address sustainability legal issues in a comprehensive way, on a wide-ranging field of “green” issues.