Keith H. Johnson

Partner
301 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1900, Raleigh, NC 27601

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He represents both local governments and private parties in disputes over a variety of land use matters, including Superfund liability and other claims over responsibility for contamination, disputes among partners in development projects, and enforcement of zoning and other local land use restrictions. His litigation experience includes citizens suits, class action lawsuits, and litigation under the state Administrative Procedures Act over inter-basin water transfers and penalties and other enforcement actions initiated by state environmental authorities. Keith's practice focuses on environmental and municipal law, and commercial litigation.

He has guided clients through virtually every state program designed to address contaminated property, including Brownfields agreements, the Dry-Cleaning Solvent program, petroleum underground storage tanks and reimbursements, and voluntary cleanups under the state's Inactive Hazardous Sites law.

Keith has assisted developers and local governments with the planning, permitting and construction of a variety of projects, including solid waste recycling and disposal facilities, and compliance with the state Environmental Policy Act.

He also represents local governments regarding code enforcement, telecommunications, and information technology contracts.

Keith has completed extensive training and presented on electronic discovery.

Representative Experience

  • Obtain local franchise and zoning for construction and demolition recycling and disposal facility
  • Represented a waste-to-energy company in contract to assume county solid waste operations and to construct a material recovery facility
  • Defense verdict in litigation over failed landfill venture
  • Obtained $1.5M judgment in arbitration for minority investors in residential development dispute
  • Obtained judgment shutting down a racetrack in nuisance suit, after bench trial
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