Mary C. Stewart

Of Counsel
305-350-7368
Area of Focus: Environmental, Land Development & Government Relations
Mary C. Stewart
Of Counsel
305-350-7368
  • OVERVIEW
  • CREDENTIALS
  • PRACTICES
GET TO KNOW MARY
As Of Counsel in the firm’s Environmental Group, Mary C. Stewart advises real estate owners and developers across multiple areas of environmental law, with particular focus on waste cleanup issues at contaminated sites undergoing remediation or redevelopment. With more than 25 years of experience in environmental law, Mary is well-versed in negotiating an array of institutional controls, including Declarations of Restrictive Covenant (DRCs), from her time as a Senior Attorney with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and in private practice. 

Mary is deeply familiar with Florida’s complex environmental regulatory and policy regime. She was instrumental in the continuous development and revision of FDEP’s Institutional Controls Procedures Guidance, and her deep knowledge of Florida’s Risk-Based Corrective Action cleanup process, which provides for a variety of options and tools to manage risk at contaminated sites, has been carefully honed as FDEP’s lead DRC counsel. Through her career at the agency and in private practice, Mary worked with technical and program staff and with consultants to successfully negotiate hundreds of DRCs with private developers, business owners, local governments, lenders, other state agencies, and the federal government – experience that she now leverages to inform her environmental counsel to clients pursuing development projects.
 
CREDENTIALS
  • Florida State University, J.D., 1993
    Florida Atlantic University, M.S., 1991
    Palm Beach Atlantic University, B.S., 1985
  • Florida
    Colorado