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Stephen McCullers

Stephen A. McCullers

Phone: 404.504.7643
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Stephen McCullers focuses his practice on the environmental remediation and brownfield redevelopment of environmentally impacted properties. In this capacity, Stephen represents developers and lenders on complex environmental issues associated with the acquisition, remediation, development, and financing of environmentally challenging properties. Stephen also has extensive experience advising and representing clients regarding environmental compliance issues related to hazardous waste management, wetlands and stream buffer permitting, air emissions permitting, and health and safety matters. 

Stephen has broad-based expertise in environmental due diligence matters, environmental insurance, environmental permitting, and the negotiation of environmental risk and liability issues. Stephen routinely works with consultants, engineers, and regulators on environmental issues. He has the technical and legal background to understand both the science and the law behind environmental issues in developing solutions for clients. 

Before practicing law, Stephen was a Natural Resources Specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He conducted environmental compliance inspections, issued environmental permits (including Section 404 permits for the filling of jurisdictional waters under the Clean Water Act), and assisted in the management of federal land and natural resources.  

Representative Experience

  • Represented a Fortune 50 Company in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement action seeking a seven-figure penalty for alleged hazardous waste violations.
  • Successfully taken dozens of properties through various Brownfield and voluntary remediation programs in multiple states. 
  • Represents a Fortune 100 Company regarding the mitigation of environmental risk and negotiation of environmental insurance policies associated with hundreds of sites across the United States.
  • Successfully obtained millions of dollars in Brownfields tax abatement credits for clients in various jurisdictions. 
  • Represents a developer of a large multiple warehouse development that required nearly 100 acres in wetlands permitting and mitigation. 
  • Represented multiple clients in responding to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state requests for environmental information and documents. 
  • Represented multiple clients in negotiating and settling alleged violations of environmental regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies. 
  • Represented a large bulk cement transfer facility regarding air permitting and in opposing civil claims of environmental nuisance. 
  • Represents a large manufacturer of automobile tires regarding air emission compliance and permitting.  


  • Selected, Best Lawyers, Environmental Law, 2022 - 2024
  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Environmental Law, 2021


  • Member, State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law Section​
  • Seminar Committee, Georgia Brownfields Association 
  • Past-Chair, Atlanta Bar Association, Environmental & Toxic Tort Section
  • Co-author, Georgia Environmental Law Handbook

MMMPact in the Community

  • MMMPact Pro Bono Super Star, 2019, 2020