Wyatt Kendall focuses his practice on brownfield redevelopment and urban renewal projects and routinely advises local and national industrial, multi-family, mixed-use, and retail clients on the acquisition, development, disposition, management, and financing of properties with significant environmental issues and properties within urban and industrial areas across the country. He also represents corporate and lending clients on environmental issues in the context of a host of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions. In this capacity, Wyatt undertakes and oversees environmental due diligence and regulatory processes, works with consultants, engineers, and other environmental professionals to evaluate and quantify potential liabilities, and drafts and negotiates agreements and environmental insurance policies to effectively allocate the risk of environmental liabilities between the parties.
Wyatt is knowledgeable in all aspects of the federal Superfund law (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act) and its state equivalents (including Georgia’s Hazardous Site Response Act) and has expertise across the country in state voluntary cleanup programs, underground storage tank (UST) programs, environmental due diligence, environmental compliance, wetlands/water permitting, and emerging environmental issues such as vapor intrusion, PFAs, and environmental justice.
Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin, Wyatt represented clients in environmental, energy, and transportation litigation. He also collaborated with businesses and other stakeholders to shape environmental and transportation policy, track and assess the changes to state and federal laws, and comment on proposed regulations and legislation. He is also knowledgeable in transportation planning, infrastructure funding and financing, public-private partnerships, transit-oriented development, and freight and logistics.