For over three 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
•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
•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
Speaking & Writing
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.