Merrick Parrott focuses on renewable energy, assisting solar, wind, and other developers with the full scope of their legal needs.
Merrick represents energy clients before the North Carolina Utilities Commission, including securing permits and certificates as well as handling regulatory filings. She also helps developers navigate local land use regulations and obtain quasi-judicial permits and rezoning requests.
In addition, Merrick counsels on the acquisition, sale, financing, and permitting of renewable energy facilities across the Southeast, coordinating transaction documents and due diligence for portfolios ranging in value from $10 million to $200 million.
Merrick also represents local governments and private parties in land use and zoning issues, property tax appeals, and eminent domain and condemnation. She has advised town governments on a broad range of legal issues.
Merrick received her law degree from Vanderbilt University where she was the symposium editor for the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review. She was also the president of the Vanderbilt Bar Association and the executive editor of content for the Obiter Dictum. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Merrick is also a chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.
Before attending law school, Merrick worked for the Contemporary Art Foundation, a nonprofit that supports CAM Raleigh and the development of the Triangle arts community.