Ward and Smith, P.A. is proud to announce that environmental attorney Amy P. Wang recently passed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ("LEED") exam and now is a LEED Green Associate. As a LEED Green Associate, Ms. Wang possesses the basic knowledge and skill in understanding and supporting green design, construction, and operations. Her achievement allows Ward and Smith to further counsel and represent clients regarding green building project developments, satisfaction of green building codes, and green building litigation.
Ms. Wang's practice focuses primarily on environmental regulatory and compliance matters with an emphasis on coastal regulation and environmental aspects of real estate and business transactions. She routinely advises clients, consultants, and professionals on federal, state, and local laws concerning the areas of coastal development, stormwater management, and various related permitting programs, including North Carolina's Coastal Area Management Act and the Federal Clean Water Act. Ms. Wang combines her knowledge of regulatory law with traditional litigation skills to represent clients in administrative actions involving both governmental agencies and private parties. She advises clients on matters related to zoning and land use, sustainable development, and green building practices. Her representative experience includes advising an eastern North Carolina county during the Environmental Protection Agency's implementation of its revised ozone attainment designations; assisting corporate clients with projects facing environmental assessment, express permitting, zoning and enforcement issues; and assisting developers and community associations with the transfer of stormwater permits. She also chairs Ward and Smith's Green Initiative which builds and promotes environmentally sustainable professional practices within the five Ward and Smith offices.