Greg has broad experience in environmental and administrative law and co-leads the firm’s Renewables Energy Industry Team. His practice focuses on environmental compliance and litigation, utility regulation, and energy law. He has represented clients in federal and state litigation involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Greg is particularly experienced in matters concerning wastewater discharge permitting, Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD) permitting and enforcement defense, and landfill permitting and enforcement defense. Additionally, Greg regularly counsels clients on developing and siting solar projects.
Greg has practiced extensively before the Kentucky Electric Generation and Transmission Siting Board (Siting Board) and the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC). Greg is currently processing Kentucky’s first solar project proposed to be sited on reclaimed coal mines. Additionally, Greg is working with clients to site projects on farmlands throughout Kentucky. Greg’s PSC experience includes appearances on behalf of a local water utility, a local gas utility, a local sewer utility, a nationwide energy company, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the City of Louisville, and two state-wide business associations.
Greg also advises and represents the manufactured housing industry on a wide range of issues. This includes frequent interactions with the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet’s Division of Housing, Buildings, and Codes; the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP); and various Planning and Zoning Commissions across the Commonwealth. He has also assisted community developers and owners with a variety of issues, including lease contract language, construction disputes, and regulatory compliance.
Greg represents landfills throughout the Commonwealth. His experience includes:
Greg has represented clients in disputes with KDEP over a variety of issues, including:
Greg has extensive experience dealing with APCD regulations, permitting, and enforcement defense. He is a regular attendee at the monthly APCD Board of Directors Meetings in order to stay abreast of any developments within the APCD. Examples of his experience with APCD include:
Greg has assisted developers, buyers, sellers, public and private companies, and private equity groups on transactions involving properties, companies, or portfolios where environmental concerns are present. Representative experience includes:
Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Greg started the environmental and energy practice at a mid-size Louisville law firm. Before that, he held an appointed position within the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office where he represented Kentucky in numerous federal lawsuits concerning environmental issues, and before the Kentucky PSC on a variety of utility matters. He has also worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., where he focused on water permitting and policy issues.
Pace Law School, J.D., 2009, Certificate in Environmental Law
Miami University, B. Phil, Environmental Science, 2004
District of Columbia
Louisville Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Member
Kentucky Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources, Officer, 2016-2018, Chair, 2018-2019
American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Member
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June 20, 2018