Van Buren Law, Carol Jones Van Buren

524 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704/366-4608


























In addition to legal services, Van Buren Law, PLLC regularly publishes articles and provides training to educate lawyers, clients and the public regarding complex regulatory issues, usually at no cost to qualified organizations.  Here is a sampling of recent publications authored and seminars presented by Carol Jones Van Buren, our Founding Partner.


  • "Environmental Issues in the Foreclosure Process" presentation at NBI's NC Foreclosures & Workouts Conference in Charlotte, NC
  • "Soak it Up:  New Law Requires Permeable Pavement in Parking Areas", authored by Carol Jones Van Buren and Joshua Smith, NCBA Real Property Section Newsletter (June 2008)
  • “A Glass Half Full: The BFPP Defense, Windfall Liens and Brownfields Redevelopment,” article in Urban Land (July 2004)
  • "Mold: Get Ahead of the Curve," North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (June 2003)
  • "Air Permit Requirement for Parking Lots Can Delay Developers,” authored by Carol Jones Van Buren and Chris Challis, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (May 2001)
  • “NC Senate Bill 1159 Bogs Down UST Program,” North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (January 2000)

 Seminar Presentations

  • "A Ton Has Happened: Environmental Legislation in the 2015 Session," presentation at NCBA Administrative, Government and Public Sector and Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section CLE, Cary, NC (November 2015)
  • "Greenhouse Gas Regulation:  Has the US Reach the Tipping Point on Climate Change Legislation" presentation at BB&T Environmental Roundtable in Atlanta, GA (September 2009)
  • Climate Change Legislation Update" presentation at International Right of Way Association (NC/SC Division) in Winston-Salem, NC (August 2009)
  • “Green Building and Regulatory Developments," presentation by Charlotte Mitchell and Carol Jones Van Buren, NCBA Real Estate Section Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC (May 2008)
  • "Legal Ease for Brownfields:  Vapor Intrusion," presentation at The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals’ Brownfields Network Summit, Washington, DC (September 2007)
  • "Creating a Winning Brownfields Redevelopment Team," presentation at Land of Sky Regional Council’s Path to Redevelopment Brownfields Conference, Asheville, NC (April 2007)
  • "Environmental Law for the Business Lawyer," presentation at NCBA Basics of Business Law Seminar, Cary, NC (May 2006)
  • "Environmental Laws (Directly or Indirectly) Affecting Land Use," presentation at NCBA Zoning & Land Use Planning Annual Section Meeting, Cary, NC (March 2006)
  • "Cooper Industries v. Aviall Services," presentation at NCBA Joint Annual Meeting of the Environmental Law & Government & Public Sector Sections, Carolina Beach, NC (May 2005)
  • "Brownfields Opportunities for Municipalities and Public/Private Partnerships," presentation to representatives of the City of Lenoir and the Western Piedmont Council of Governments, Lenoir, NC (April 2005)
  • "Basics of Environmental Law for NC Civil Engineers," presentation for Half Moon Seminars, Charlotte, NC (February 2005)
  • "Hot Topics in Environmental Law in 2005," presentation at the Annual Environmental Conference hosted by the Pitt County/Greenville, NC Chamber of Commerce, Greenville, NC, (February 2005)
  • “Brownfields Funding,” presentation to Rock Hill Board of Economic Development, Rock Hill, SC (June 2004)
  • "Environmental Law for the Business Lawyer," presentation at Basics of Business Law Seminar, North Carolina Bar Association (May 2004)
  • "Use of Wetlands and Surface Water to Affect Land Use Decisions," presentation Carolinas Wetland and Surface Water Regulation Seminar in Charlotte, NC (April 2003)