Steve Weber has been an environmental lawyer at Parker Poe for nearly 30 years. Steve’s environmental practice is broad, encompassing related practice areas such as regulatory, administrative, zoning, and municipal law. His practice is three-fold: litigation, compliance, and transactional. In the litigation arena, Steve defends clients in state, federal, administrative, and local zoning matters, as well as multi-district litigation and class actions. Steve’s compliance practice involves permitting, environmental audits, regulatory counseling, and agency relations. Steve’s transactional work includes environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, financing, and Brownfields agreements.
Steve was appointed by the North Carolina Speaker of the House to the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (NCEMC) and served a four-year term. The NCEMC approves North Carolina environmental rules, serves as a quasi-judicial body to rule on environmental appeals, and decides special statutory certifications such as interbasin transfers.
In 2022, Steve was named by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for environmental litigation in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Steve is a regular speaker and lecturer on emerging environmental issues and provides interactive training on environmental auditing, regulatory writing and legal privileges. Steve also routinely authors environmental publications and updates on emerging topics.