Visits to Outdoor Recreation Conferences, OIA Rendezvous and Overland Expo

Just last week (October 3-9, 2014) I attended both Overland Expo 4×4 festival and parts of the Outdoor Recreation Industry (OIA) annual “Rendezvous” conference.  Both were held in Asheville, recognized as an east coast hot spot for outdoor recreation and adventure activities and businesses.  The Overland Expo, which has always...

North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Act and Laws

The North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Act and its statutes are performance oriented and meant to prevent harmful erosion and sedimentation by prohibiting visible off-site sedimentation.  They apply to most properties being disturbed during construction or land movement activities, minus a few industrial exceptions. Landowners, contractors, and developers must...

Forrest Merithew Published in Capital Play Magazine

In October, Capital Play carried an article written by Forrest Merithew earlier this year. The article is below and linked to the original at Capital Play. Forgive Us Our Tresspasses A billionaire landowner in Northern California recently went to extreme lengths to prevent the public from accessing a private beach...

Understanding Different Kinds of Insurance Coverage and Application

Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law, practices insurance coverage and defense, for businesses and individuals, in Asheville and Western North Carolina.  If you have been notified of a potential claim against you or your business, he may be able to protect your rights and assets by tendering your insurance policy on...

Decreased Landowner Liability for Recreation and Greenway Access and Easements

Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law, practices recreation law, along with a number of other traditional practices areas, which relate to the recreation and related gear industries.  Forrest’s personal and professional experience in these areas allows him to understand the many challenges recreational companies and individuals face in the pursuit...

Tips to Avoid Getting A DWI/DUI

It’s a busy time in Western NC, as well as around the nation, with tourism and brewery opportunities combined with holidays and vacations.  While, to those that have been in the unfortunate situation of being pulled over when just trying to make it home after a few alcoholic beverages, it...

NC Brownfield Redevelopment Now and Ready for Reuse Programs

Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law, practices environmental and construction law in the Asheville region, and across North Carolina.  He has a wealth of personal experience in both by growing up in a construction family and focusing on environmental studies, law, and policy throughout his academic career.  Since graduating Forrest...