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Mona Cunningham O'Bryant


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F (336) 378-5400

Mona O'Bryant practices in the administrative law arena, focused primarily on environmental matters and the regulation of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages at the federal, state and local levels.

Her environmental counseling practice includes:

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Planning and Permitting
  • Administrative Proceedings
  • Plant Inspections and Auditing
  • Merger and Acquisition Consultation
  • Business and Real Estate Transactions

Mona  represents clients in a wide variety of environmental matters.  She has counseled clients through wetland and stream permitting and mitigation and sediment and erosion control issues for a golf course, a landfill, and numerous commercial/industrial sites and real estate developments.  She also has assisted with permitting of solid waste management and construction landfill facilities (including obtaining local approvals), and solid and hazardous waste management facilities and media permitting for textile and other industrial plants.  Additionally, much of Mona’s work centers around remediation of contaminated properties and underground storage tank regulation.

Mona also advises clients in the tobacco product and alcoholic beverage industries on compliance, excise tax, licensing and business issues that arise under federal statutes and the regulations of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), as well as state laws and regulations applicable to the manufacture, distribution and sale of these products.  Her established relationships with regulators at both the federal and state level in this area allow her to provide focused assistance on these issues.

Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA
  • Selected by her peers to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Environment Law, (Top of Field) Environmental Law (2011)
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of North Carolina Leaders, Environmental (2007-2017)
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Environmental Law (2018)
  • Recognized as one of North Carolina Business Leader's Women Extraordinaire (2010)
  • Alumni Achievement Award, Alderson-Broaddus College (2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • Triad Business Journal's Top Women in Business (2004)

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Thought Leadership


November 22, 2011


  • Advisory Board and Past Chair, Salvation Army of Greensboro
  • Advisory Board, Greensboro Beautiful, Inc.
  • Committee for Business, Accounting and Logistics Department, Guilford Technical Community College
  • First Baptist Church
    • Service on Numerous Committees
    • Previous - Chair of Personnel Committee and Education Committee
  • Alderson-Broaddus College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1979
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1985
  • North Carolina, 1985
  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Law Section
    • Previous – Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Section Council
    • Service on Numerous Committees
    • Chair CLE Committee, 2001-2004
    • Chair Endowment Committee, 2004-2007
    • Board of Governors, 1994-1997
  • American Bar Association
  • Greensboro Bar Association
Academic Honors
  • Order of the Coif
  • North Carolina Law Review

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