Gary Sheehan provides representation and counseling services on a wide range of environmental issues associated with complex regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. Mr. Sheehan has significant experience with Clean Air Act matters, including federal and state air quality permitting, enforcement actions, rulemakings and compliance strategy development. Other areas of his practice include substantial experience with RCRA, CERCLA and Clean Water Act matters, as well as EPCRA and DOT/FAA enforcement actions. Mr. Sheehan also has extensive experience with significant transactional matters for corporate, real estate and financial services clients. A portion of his practice is also devoted to providing guidance to his clients on issues associated with the developing climate change and sustainable development regulatory movements.

Mr. Sheehan has been named a Georgia “Rising Star” in Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation and Administrative Law every year since 2006 by Super Lawyers magazine. He is listed in the 2017 and the six years immediately preceding editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Environmental Law. Mr. Sheehan was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Environmental Law in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding. He was named a 2012 "Legal Elite" for Environmental Law by Georgia Trend magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Committee

Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, Board Member 


  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1998)
    with highest honors
  • University of Virginia, B.A., English (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1998)

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Investing myself fully into my client’s business so that our interests and goals are aligned.

Suite 2800, 1100 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
t +1 404.815.6192
f +1 404.541.3265

Gary R. Sheehan Jr.

Experience Highlights

Clean Air Act for subsidiaries of Rollins Inc. Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company
Represent major subsidiaries of Rollins Inc., Western Fumigation and The Industrial Fumigant Company, in response to ongoing federal and state Clean more
Comprehensive Environmental Compliance for national food products manufacturer
Provide full-service environmental counseling for a major national food products manufacturer in all areas of environmental compliance including more
Permitting and Start-Up of renewable energy facility
Represent Liberation Capital, a global private equity fund specializing in project finance for renewable energy projects, in the construction and more
Environmental Counseling for Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA)
Represent Southeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (SLMA), a trade association with approximately 125 independent lumber manufacturer member more