B&D Opens Office in Charlotte, NC

Beveridge & Diamond announces an expansion of our capabilities to serve clients in the Southeastern United States with the opening of our office in Charlotte, NC.

Principal Pete Anderson, a former federal prosecutor in the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte, will lead the Charlotte office. Pete has resided in North Carolina for 25 years and joined B&D in 2014. He leads the firm's White Collar and Internal Investigations practice group, counseling clients in North Carolina and around the U.S. on proactive environmental compliance and risk management, as well as defending corporations and individuals against government enforcement, investigations, and prosecutions. Pete is recognized as a leading lawyer by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America and was named a top criminal defense lawyer in North Carolina by Legal Elite in 2013.

"Strengthening our presence in Charlotte gives clients in North Carolina and throughout the Southeast even more direct access to our deep nationwide bench of environmental regulatory and litigation resources," Pete stated. "From facility expansions and permits to contaminated properties to worker safety and product and supply chain issues, we stand ready to assist businesses with any environmental regulatory compliance, transactional, or litigation need.”

B&D Associates Jessalee Landfried and Ben Apple also reside in North Carolina, operating from home offices in Durham and Chapel Hill respectively. Jessalee, a graduate of the Duke University School of Law and Master of Environmental Management program, focuses her practice on air, climate, and subsurface contamination matters. She won the North Carolina Women in Transportation Graduate Scholar award for her work to promote bicycling and walking and was also named the North Carolina Bar’s Zoning, Planning, and Land Use Fellow. Ben, a graduate of Harvard Law School, focuses his practice on remediation of contaminated properties and corporate compliance issues, and he currently works on the team supporting firm chairman Ben Wilson with his duties as the Court-Appointed Monitor for the Duke Energy coal ash spill remediation project. Ben maintains an active pro bono practice in criminal law.