Taylor English is a place that has brought together a growing group of the best business lawyers in Atlanta and given them a platform to do what they like to do – serve their clients with top-tier skills in a client-first, cost-effective, creative and collegial manner.
In his more than 30 years of practice, Craig Pendergrast has learned the ins and outs of a broad range of businesses while helping his clients work through their risks, problems and disputes. He is a litigator who solves problems and resolves disputes in a thorough, detail-driven, professional and cost-effective manner.
In the environmental field, he is a highly experienced resource for his clients and colleagues. He helps them understand the complex world of environmental regulation, risk, consulting and liability, and structure deals or resolve disputes in a way that makes sense and allocates risks and expenses appropriately. In the real estate industry, he has litigated virtually every type of dispute imaginable. He knows real estate. He is a counselor who investigates, explains, negotiates, litigates, mediates and arbitrates.
Mr. Pendergrast works closely with executives, in-house counsel and environmental managers, consultants and the firm’s real estate and corporate lawyers to help clients address a wide variety of environmental matters involving transactional, advisory, insurance, regulatory, remediation, permitting, compliance, enforcement, brownfields, waste, water, air, wetlands and litigation issues. His environmental practice includes the emerging fields of carbon management and renewable energy.
Mr. Pendergrast has a strong litigation practice, with experience including real estate, title, commercial code, contract, mortgage fraud, insurance coverage, lender liability, franchise, trade secret, restrictive covenant, manufacturing and construction disputes.
Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Pendergrast practiced for a combined 23 years with the national law firms of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law Section, Real Property Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Environmental and Sustainability Committee
Georgia Solar Energy Association
Georgia Forestry Association
Georgia Association of Water Professionals
The Trust for Public Land, Georgia Advisory Council Member
Groundwork Atlanta, Board Member
Georgia Conservancy, Former Board and Executive Committee Member
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Former Elder
Keep Atlanta Beautiful Inc., Former Board Member
Peachtree Hills Civic Association, Past President
- "Adjusting Corporate Operations to Water Scarcity and Pollution Concerns," ALM Environmental Compliance and Commitment LawSeptember 29, 2014
Craig Pendergrast will be speaking at the Environmental Compliance and Commitment Legal Summit on September 29, 2014 in New York, NY. Taylor English is among the list of sponsors of the event that will serve as a forum for the practical strategies and innovative ideas counsel must have on their radar for complying with environmental regulations in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Pendergrast is scheduled to speak from 1:15 PM-2:15 PM on the topic, "Adjusting Corporate ...
- August 20, 2014
- December 21, 2010
The Georgia Bar Journal published an article titled, "Georgia Foreclosure Confirmation Proceedings in Today's Recessionary Real Estate World: Back to the Future" by Craig Pendergrast. The article discussed the perils and strategies associated with foreclosure confirmation proceedings. The article is highly relevant to lenders, borrowers, and guarantors of secured real estate loans in Georgia.
- Taylor English Earns National Recognition for Three Practices, Six Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in Their FieldChambers USA, May 28, 2015
Taylor English is pleased to announce that the firm has earned national recognition in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded legal directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. Taylor English was recognized among the top Georgia law firms in three practice areas: Environment, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate. In addition, six of the firm’s attorneys are ranked as leading practitioners in ...
- May 23, 2014
Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been ranked as leading practitioners in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA, a highly-regarded directory featuring client-led intelligence on America’s leading lawyers for business. The full guide was released today and is available at http://www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/usa/5. In addition, Taylor English received top rankings in three practice areas: Environment, Labor & ...
- December 5, 2012
Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in Georgia Trend’s 10th annual 2012 Legal Elite. Legal Elite is a list for Georgia’s top attorneys in certain practice areas as selected by their peers. To compile this list, Georgia Trend polled several thousand members of the State Bar of Georgia asking them to nominate the most effective attorneys in 20 different practice areas. The Taylor English attorneys ...
- "Georgia Foreclosure Confirmation Proceedings in Today's Recessionary Real Estate World, Back to the Future," Georgia Bar Journal, Craig Pendergrast and Sara LeClercDecember 8, 2010
Read the full article, "Georgia Foreclosure Confirmation Proceedings in Today's Recessionary Real Estate World, Back to the Future," Georgia Bar Journal
- September 14, 2010
Atlanta – Sept. 14, 2010 – Craig Pendergrast, one of Atlanta’s leading water law and business litigators, has joined law firm Taylor English Duma Foy Devine, chair of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. “His broad business litigation background, particularly his environmental and real estate litigation experience, makes him a welcome addition to our rapidly-growing team.” Devine said increasing regulatory enforcement ...
- Environmental and Energy
- Government and Internal Investigations
- Lending and Corporate Finance
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Public Interest and Advocacy
- Real Estate
- Financial Institutions
- Real Estate
The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude, 1984
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Environmental, 2012
“2012 Top Lawyer” in Energy/Environmental/Natural Resource Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell