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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Wyatt Kendall

Wyatt Kendall

Partner
Phone: 404.364.7424
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Wyatt Kendall is a Partner in the firm’s Environmental, Infrastructure and Land Use Practice. Mr. 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, he 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 environmental insurance policies and contract language to effectively allocate the risk of environmental liabilities between the parties.

Mr. Kendall 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 in state voluntary cleanup programs, underground storage tank (UST) programs, environmental due diligence, environmental compliance, and wetlands/water permitting. He is also knowledgeable in transportation planning, infrastructure funding and financing, public-private partnerships, transit-oriented development, and freight and logistics.

Prior to joining Morris, Manning & Martin, Mr. Kendall 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.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully taken dozens of sites through the Georgia Brownfield Program and obtained for clients millions of dollars in Brownfield Tax Abatements
  • Advised clients on regulatory, environmental, and development issues on urban redevelopment projects across the country, including in, among others, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
  • Advised client in the acquisition of a former chemical plant in Georgia.
  • Negotiated dozens environmental insurance policies for sites across the country.
  • Represented traditional banks and other lenders in addressing environmental issues in connection with distressed assets and OREO holdings. Led environmental due diligence efforts on multiple national real estate portfolio deals and commercial property acquisitions in, among other states, California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.
  • Drafted and negotiated a wide range of agreements, including purchase and sale agreements, indemnity agreements, access agreements, and remediation/voluntary cleanup agreements.
  • Advised client on the sale of several wood treating facilities throughout the Southeast.
  • Represented multiple clients in pursuing risk-based regulatory closure under the Georgia Voluntary Remediation Program.

Accolades

  • Graduate of the Urban Land Institute’s Atlanta Center for Leadership – Class of 2015

Membership

  • Member, Atlanta Chapter of the Urban Land Institute
  • Member, Environmental Section of the Georgia State Bar