Robert M. Steele has engaged in a broad federal and state environmental, energy, and resources law practice, with emphasis in the areas of Superfund, RCRA, UST, brownfield and other types of site remediation.
Mr. Steele assists clients with matters involving environmental liability counseling and documentation in connection with business acquisitions, financial transactions, and real estate transfers; and environmental permitting, compliance, auditing and enforcement for many types of large and small facilities.
His experience includes leading Steering Committees of joint defense PRP groups at multi-party Superfund sites, and handling licensing and regulatory work for a $100 million water resources project and for a $500 million electric generating project.
Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D., 1981
Furman University, B.A., 1978, summa cum laude
Rhode Island, 1988
Professional Honors & Activities:
Trustee – Elliot E. Cheatham Scholarship Fund at Vanderbilt University School of Law
Member – American (Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Law and its Committees on Water Resources, Water Quality and Wetlands, Site Remediation, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields, and Section of Business Law), Tennessee (Environmental Law Section), Nashville (Environmental Law Committee), and Florida (Environmental and Land Use Law Section) Bar Associations
Member – ASTM (Committee E-50)
Member – Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Environment and Energy Committee)