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Perrin Q. Dargan

Senior Of Counsel
Fax +1.843.579.5601
Perrin Dargan is senior of counsel in the firm’s Charleston office and practices in the areas of environmental and construction law. His environmental practice includes representation of clients in the acquisition, sale, and redevelopment of contaminated property, permitting industrial and manufacturing facilities, general and coastal zone land use, wetlands issues, permitting industrial and manufacturing facilities, and general environmental compliance. His construction practice includes representation of industrial and commercial property developers, contractors and architectural and engineering designers.

He has served as counsel to large-scale brownfield developers around the southeast, outside counsel to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on CERCLA litigation matters and outside counsel to the South Carolina Coastal Council (now known as SC DHEC Office of Coastal Resource Management), including in connection with the landmark case of Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Dargan practiced at another firm in South Carolina.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • South Carolina Bar Association’s Environment and Natural Resources Section, Past Chairman
  • American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy & Resources, Committee on State and Regional Environmental Cooperation, Past Chair
  • Board Member and volunteer attorney, Pisgah Legal Services (non-profit entity providing pro bono civil legal services to economically disadvantaged people throughout Western North Carolina mountain region)
  • Board Member, Charlotte Wine and Food (non-profit entity raising money for area children’s charities)
  • Vestry Member, Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Cashiers, NC
  • Past Board Member, Mount Pleasant Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Past Board Member, College of Charleston Cougar Club

Speaking Engagements

  • “Utility Regulation and Offshore Wind: Opportunities and Obstacles for the Southeast,” Southeastern Coastal Wind Conference, Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition, September 2013

Additional Information

  • Co-author, “An Air of Change in CERCLA Liability? Pakootas v. Teck Cominco and CERCLA's Federal Permit Shield” Association of Corporate Counsel of South Carolina Newsletter, June 2016.