Brooks Pierce Attorneys Speak at North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting


Brooks Pierce attorneys Bill Cary and Jamey Lowdermilk presented at the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council (NCPFC)’s annual meeting earlier this year about recent changes in legal liability for prescribed burning in North Carolina.

In their presentation, Cary and Lowdermilk discussed the North Carolina Farm Act of 2023 and how it codifies a higher liability standard for injury or damage resulting from a prescribed fire in North Carolina. They also outlined the relationship of liability standards to prescribed burning and Prescribed Burning Act amendments.

Cary works with a variety of public and private entities in the emerging area of Climate Resilience planning and strategies. He also has extensive experience in employment law, counseling employers to avoid conflict and guiding them through difficult transitions, whether systemic or specific. His career has included extensive experience in litigation and mediation, especially in employment and environmental disputes.

Lowdermilk represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial matters in state and federal courts. She advises clients establishing new entities and reorganizing existing endeavors. Additionally, she uses her experience as a law clerk in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to inform her strategies for helping clients navigate the tumultuous waters of the bankruptcy process.

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