Biography

Bonnie L. Martinolich is a partner in Preti Flaherty's Business Law Group. Her practice consists of advising business clients on a broad range of business related issues, including entity formation, financing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions, dispositions and development, and tax-exempt financings. Working closely with the lawyers in Preti Flaherty's Energy Law Group, Bonnie has developed an expertise in energy-related transactions, including the development and financing of energy projects, acquisitions and dispositions of energy assets and power purchase agreements. Bonnie's work is highly regarded by her peers as evidenced by her AV® Preeminent™ rating in Martindale Hubbell and her inclusion in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

Bonnie's science-based education and energy-focused practice influences her work today. She received her Juris Doctorate summa cum laude from Touro Law School in 1992 and also graduated with high honors from Rochester Institute of Technology, where in 1978, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear medicine technology. She also studied toward an MBA at Hofstra University in New York from 1983 to 1985.

Prior to joining Preti Flaherty in 1996, Bonnie practiced as an Associate with the New York law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she gained extensive experience in commercial and real estate transactions.

When not engaged in the practice of law, Bonnie is a passionate dog rescuer and animal welfare advocate.

Professional Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States
  • New England Federation of Humane Societies - Member, Board
  • Almost Home Rescue - Volunteer; Past President (2010-2014)

Firm Highlights

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...

Event

Tony Manhart and Jason Howe Present Top Ten Construction Contract Tips for ABC of Maine

As part of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Maine Contractor Series, Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart and Jason Howe will present the Top Ten tips for AIA contracts. ABC is a national association with 72...

Event

Ken Rubinstein to Present at Boston Bar Association Brown Bag Lunch

2019 AIA A133 CM at Risk with a Guaranteed Maximum Price – Updates You Should Be Aware Of Ken Rubinstein will present an update on the provisions and implications of the new AIA form...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Publication

Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...