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"Seabrook neighbors draw line in sand"

The Post and Courier

February 4, 2013

By: Bo Peterson

The report pictures Nexsen Pruet attorney Mary Shahid walking on the beach. Its caption reads: "Seabrook beachfront property owner Bill Sansom hired attorney Mary Shahid (pictured) to appeal a permit to recut Capt. Sam’s Inlet."

Reporter Bo Peterson writes that the issue is:


" of the quirkiest environmental battles under way on the Lowcountry coast: whether more sand is needed on one of its healthiest beaches, to protect homes that are no longer quite so beachfront."


Mary Shahid is a Member (partner) of Nexsen Pruet's Environmental Law Group and practices in the firm's Charleston office. Prior to entering into private practice, she was Chief Counsel of Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM) for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). She also served as General Counsel for the South Carolina Coastal Council, the agency that became OCRM.