At the intersection of environmental law and strategic business objectives, companies turn to Ed Callaway for advice on the regulatory demands and details that impact commercial development projects, acquisitions, and day-to-day operations in a wide range of industries. Clients appreciate Ed's professional and personal curiosity and his willingness to get his hands dirty - literally - when making on-site visits to better understand their operations.
Ed has provided enforcement defense and compliance advice to the largest solid waste disposal companies in the U.S., and has advised some of Tennessee's largest hazardous waste treatment facilities regarding permitting issues and matters involving site contamination and remediation.
He has assisted investors, developers and banks navigating Tennessee's brownfield redevelopment program, facilitating dozens of the state's landmark projects including HCA's headquarters, River North and Hill Center Sylvan Heights.
Ed also frequently serves as environmental counsel, performing critical due diligence assessments for clients involved in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the healthcare, wireless communications, and other industries.
He has successfully resolved environmental compliance matters associated with mining and industrial operations and commercial real estate development projects throughout the Southeast, including local, state, and federal permitting as well as other issues that can delay or derail projects, including:
Assisted Tri Star Energy with the acquisition of Hollingsworth Oil and its “Sudden Service” chain of convenience stores.
Represented a waste management company in a dispute with municipal customer over the potential application of penalties for missed collections under the former contract.
Represented a waste management company in its strategic planning process for future disposal capacity for Middle Tennessee.
Assist property owners in winning a permit for dewatering a quarry and in establishing unusual parameters on this matter to gain the approval of the project.
Represented Facebook with the acquisition and development of a site in Middle Tennessee for an $800+ million data center, including assembling the real estate property from multiple owners and a complicated trust on property.
Assisted a commercial real estate firm with the redevelopment of an urban site and advised on post-closing issues related to the implementation of a soil management plan.
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