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Glenn Dunn

Of Counsel
t: 919.783.2842

Glenn has represented cities, counties, developers, industries and lenders regarding compliance with regulatory requirements, environmental risk analysis, remediation, and when necessary, administrative litigation.

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Glenn has over 35 years of experience over the full range of environmental law practice.

Areas of Focus


  • Represents industrial clients in negotiating and litigating scope of liability, response obligations, remediation, and contribution actions under Superfund and State laws regarding hazardous substances and petroleum releases
  • Represents numerous municipalities, counties, and industrial clients in obtaining and defending permits for wastewater treatment plants, solid waste landfills and other municipal facilities
  • Counsels property owners and major developers regarding wetlands, stormwater compliance, wastewater treatment permits, and coastal development issues
  • Counsels major lenders in developing environmental due diligence requirements for borrowers and in analyzing environmental risks
  • Counsels major public and private developers regarding Environmental Impact Statement requirements
  • Represents municipalities and counties in obtaining and defending regulatory approval for interbasin transfers of water
  • Represented Piedmont Triad International Airport regarding environmental compliance for expansion of roads, runways and other facilities for the FedEx Hub
  • Legal Counsel to the Lower Neuse River Basin Association and Neuse River Compliance Association, formed voluntarily by point source dischargers to promote nutrient reduction in the Neuse River
  • Has written manual for municipalities and counties regarding environmental due diligence in acquiring property
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University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1976

University of North Carolina, M.A. in Regional Planning, 1976

University of Florida, B.D., 1967

+Notable Accomplishments

Recognized as a Leading Attorney by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Environmental Law), 2009-2022

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® Environmental Lawyer of the Year for 2011, Environmental Law from 1989 – 2017, 2021, 2023-2024, Water Law from 2008 – 2017 and 2021, Administrative/Regulatory Law from 2010 – 2017 and 2021, and Environmental Litigation from 2014-2017 and 2021

Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite as the best attorney in the field of Environmental Law, 2004 and member of the “Legal Elite Hall of Fame”

Ranked among Super Lawyers magazine’s North Carolina “Super Lawyers” (Environmental Law), 2006 – 2013

General Counsel to the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 1984 – 1985

Counsel to Governor’s Waste Management Board, 1981 – 1984

Counsel to North Carolina Office of Coastal Management, 1976 – 1981

+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Bar Association, Environmental and Natural Resources Section and Administrative Law Section

NC Beautiful Board of Directors, Member, 1995 – 2008, President. 2005 – 2006

Visual Art Exchange, Board of Directors

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