- Legislative & Regulatory
- Environmental Law
- Real Estate
- Real Estate Law
|University ||University of Mississippi, B.A., 1969|
|Law School||University of Memphis School of Law, J.D., 1974|
|Admitted||1975, Tennessee; 1977, United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee; 1989, South Carolina, North Carolina and United States District Court for the District of South Carolina; 1990, Supreme Court of North Carolina and United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina; 1999, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; 2005, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; 2009, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina|
Civic & Professional Memberships
•Former Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Section, South Carolina Bar
•Former Secretary, Environmental Issues Committee, Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
•Former Chair, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society, Upstate Region
For over four decades, Ron Cardwell has been advising clients on a variety of environmental, regulatory, administrative and real estate law matters.
He has experience in toxic tort litigation at the state, federal, and appellate levels and he frequently defends clients regarding Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) issues and complex Superfund cost recovery actions.
Ron helps manufacturers, industrial clients, and landowners with a broad range of environmental challenges and setbacks directly affecting the purchase, sale, and redevelopment of real estate and site remediation issues. He regularly handles asset sale and purchase agreements, access agreements, stock purchase agreements, easements, leases, and voluntary cleanup contracts, among others.
Previously, he was Assistant Group Counsel for a Fortune 500 manufacturer, where he obtained first-hand knowledge of the issues that arise in environmental, regulatory and administrative law procedures in business. Mr. Cardwell advised on environmental statutes and regulations affecting the company, particularly those applicable to hazardous wastes and substances.
Ron is the former chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the South Carolina Bar and former secretary to the Environmental Issues Committee of the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce.
•Best Lawyers in America since 2007
•Listed in Chambers & Partners USA - Senior Statesman in Environmental Law, 2015
Speaking & Writing
Ron Cardwell and Phil Conner Join Nexsen Pruet; Law Firm's Greenville Office Welcomes Environmental Law Veterans
July 16, 2013
Five Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Named to Greenville's “Legal Elite”
August 5, 2013
Nexsen Pruet Ranked Among Top Firms in the Carolinas
May 29, 2014
Greenville Chamber 2013 Annual Legislative Breakfast
December 12, 2013
EARL e-News: South Carolina Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Against Carnival Cruise Lines
January 23, 2014
EARL e-News: USEPA To Review 100 Percent of Consent Decrees For Compliance
May 20, 2014
Authored the chapter covering the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, commonly referred to as CERCLA or Superfund, appearing in the 21st edition of the Environmental Law Handbook published by Government Institutes.
Authored the chapter highlighting the South Carolina Brownfields/Voluntary Cleanup program appearing in the 3rd edition of Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property published by the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.
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EARL e-News: EPA Releases EJ Mapping and Screening Tool
Ronald E. Cardwell, June 26, 2015
On June 10, 2015, EPA released EJScreen, an environmental justice (EJ) screening and mapping tool which replaced EJView, a previous publicly available EJ screening tool. EJScreen will provide EPA with a nationally consistent database and approach for combining environmental and demographic...
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