Todd Roessler focuses his practice on a wide range of matters related to environmental transactions, regulatory counseling, and litigation. In particular, Mr. Roessler has extensive experience in coastal law and issues, including dredged material management practices, beneficial use projects, beach renourishment and beach erosion. Mr. Roessler also has experience in site remediation, solid and hazardous waste, and air and water issues.

Mr. Roessler counsels clients relating to environmental aspects of a variety of transactions, including redevelopment of contaminated property, real estate development projects, asset deals, stock deals and lending transactions.

Mr. Roessler also counsels clients concerning environmental compliance matters, including determining whether the client’s operations or activities are subject to statutory and/or regulatory requirements under CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act, as well as state law counterparts.

Mr. Roessler has represented clients in a variety of litigation matters before federal courts, state courts and administrative tribunals, including matters involving the Coastal Zone Management Act, NEPA, cost recovery and contribution claims related to Superfund sites, management of hazardous waste under RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65).

Mr. Roessler frequently speaks at state and national conferences concerning coastal issues, including dredged material management, property rights and access issues, as well as Endangered Species Act issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Roessler worked as a geologist at an environmental consulting firm focusing on groundwater investigation and remediation and resource development and management issues.

Mr. Roessler is listed in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Environmental Law. He has been recognized as a 2016 "Legal Elite" by Business North Carolina magazine in the area of Environmental Law.

Professional & Community Activities

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ocean and Coastal Law, Adjunct Professor of Law

Coastal Resources Advisory Council, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Coastal Concerns and Resources Committee, Co-Chair

North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center, Board of Advisors

North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Former Editor


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D. (2001)
    with honors; Order of the Coif
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S., Marine Sciences (1998)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., Geology (1992)

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina


  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina — Frank W. Bullock, Jr.

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Not only only understanding what the client wants, but knowing what the client needs and providing the legal tools to achieve these objectives.

Suite 1400, 4208 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC, 27609
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Todd S. Roessler

Experience Highlights

Serve as Special Counsel to the State of Ohio on dredged material management issues
Provide strategic and legal advice to the State in connection with federal lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposal to dispose more
Litigation against coastal town to avoid destruction of oceanfront dunes
Represent property owners in lawsuit filed against coastal town seeking to avoid destruction of oceanfront dunes. more
Litigation against the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries and the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission
Represent commercial fishery trade group in lawsuit filed against the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries and the North Carolina Marine more
Renewable energy project consultation
Local counsel representation for international renewable energy developer in purchase of portfolio of eight solar projects in North Carolina, more