Jim Joyce focuses his practice on environmental, energy, and real estate matters. His clients include companies in the food manufacturing, enzymes, cement, real estate development, and oil and gas industries.
Mr. Joyce routinely advises clients on environmental and zoning aspects of real estate and corporate transactions. He regularly advises clients regarding cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties, as well as compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory programs, and represents clients in land use and environmental permitting litigation matters.
Mr. Joyce also counsels clients in the development of shale gas resources, and is intimately familiar with North Carolina's nascent regime for regulation of oil and gas production. He has followed closely the development of draft legislation and regulations from the beginning of the DENR Study process through the proposal of a comprehensive set of draft rules.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Joyce was a fellow at the University of North Carolina School of Government, where he co-authored a book on inclusionary zoning. His education in law and land use planning makes him well versed in zoning and land use related law.