Burr & Forman

Schuyler K. Espy

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  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law (2006)
  • B.A., cum laude, University Honors Program, Psychology, University of Alabama (2003)
  • Alabama State Courts
  • All Alabama Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

  • Alabama State Bar, Environmental Law Section Secretary (2020-2021)
  • Alabama State Bar, Environmental Law Section (2007-present)
  • Alabama State Bar, Environmental Law Section Treasurer (2019-2020)
  • American Bar Association – Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (2018-present)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association (2018-present)
  • Named, Chambers USA, "Up & Coming" in Environment (2021)

Counsel | Montgomery, AL

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Environment & Land Use Administrative & Regulatory Real Estate Economic Development

Schuyler is Counsel in the firm’s Real Estate practice group where she focuses her practice on environmental law matters and related policy issues.

Schuyler is a former Associate General Counsel with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Her primary area of focus at ADEM was regulation under the Clean Water Act and the Alabama Water Pollution Control Act. She also served as Executive Counsel to the ADEM Director and as legislative liaison for the agency.

Schuyler counsels clients on permitting and compliance under various environmental statutes and regulations for the construction and operation of facilities (e.g., construction stormwater management; operational permits for wastewater discharges, air emissions, and waste disposal; wetlands assessment and mitigation). She is experienced in administrative and judicial environmental enforcement proceedings. She also advises clients on environmental aspects of corporate and real estate transactions, including environmental due diligence, permit transfer requirements, and brownfields assessments.

Schuyler is a contributing author to the firm’s Environmental Law Matters Blog providing news and tips to clients on environmental matters.

Following law school, Schuyler clerked for Circuit Judge William Shashy in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Alabama.