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Carl Eldred

Since joining the firm in 2003, Carl has represented and counseled clients on solid and hazardous waste management, waste recycling, alternative fuels, hazardous substance and pollutant releases, and property contamination issues.
He represents clients on regulatory and compliance matters at federal, state and local levels, including representation before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Carl also contributes to the firm’s Community Development Districts and Special Districts throughout Florida on various issues related to contracts, property transactions, public procurement, ethics and public records. Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Carl obtained a law degree in England before moving to Virginia, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate.
Education
  • University of Hull, England, LL.B.
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court (Middle District of Florida)
Professional Affiliations
  • The Florida Bar, Section of Environmental and Land Use Law, Immediate Past Chair
  • Air and Waste Management Association, Big Bend Chapter, Director
  • The Order of Barristers
Community Involvement
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Class 28
  • Children’s Miracle Network
  • Community Human Service Partnership
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed as a “Rising Star” in the annual publication of The Florida Super Lawyers, 2010 edition
Legal Experience
Represents clients on solid and hazardous waste regulatory compliance issues, including agency enforcement actions, permitting, petroleum regulation, solid waste disposal, and the assessment and remediation of contaminated groundwater, surface water, and soils.
Represents clients on the reuse of waste materials, industrial by-products, and other alternative fuels.
Represents clients in commercial real estate transactions, including contaminated property transactions and due diligence investigations.
Represents special taxing districts on various issues related to contracts, property transactions, public procurement, ethics and public records.
Represents clients in federal, state, and local administrative and judicial forums on various environmental and administrative law and litigation matters.
Publications & Presentations
Transportation of Hazardous Waste, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, Environmental Treatise (2012) (Co-Author).
CERCLA Administrative Enforcement Process, Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar, Environmental Treatise (2012) (Co-Author).
C&D Wood-Derived Fuel: Our Country’s Lowest Hanging Fruit Is Ready for Harvest (Part 1: EPA’s Recent Definition of Secondary Materials), C&D World, Vol. 4, No. 3. (May/June 2011) (Co-Author).
Wasting Away the Treasure Chest: EPA’s Definition of Solid Waste and How it Could Impact Alternative Fuel Use, Cement Americas (October 2011) (Co-Author).
Waste Recycling: When Will Resources be Conserved and Recovered under RCRA? Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference, 2011 (Presenter).
Waste Management and Disposal in America, Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference, (2011) ( Presenter).
Regulatory Implications for New Waste to Energy Projects, Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School, 2011. (Presenter).
EPA Redefinition of Solid Waste, Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 2011. (Presenter).
Environmental and Land Use Considerations for Real Estate Transaction, The Florida Bar, Tampa, FL (January 29, 2010).
Insuring Against Environmental Unknowns, 23 Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental law 61 (2007).
Florida Supreme Court Takes Property Owners to the Cleaner: The Impact of Aramark v. Easton, The Florida Bar Journal, Vol.79, No. 6 (June 2005).
In the News
Aug 26, 2019
Florida Investigating Potential Sources of PFAS
Carl Eldred mentioned
Jul 15, 2019
Twelve HGS Attorneys among Environmental Permitting Summer School Faculty
by Carl Eldred
Jul 15, 2019
Twelve HGS Attorneys among Environmental Permitting Summer School Faculty
by Carl Eldred
Nov 8, 2017
HGS Attorneys Participate in 53rd Annual AWMA Conference
by Carl Eldred