Representative Matters

  • Pleasant River Lumber - Preti Flaherty serves as General Counsel to a number of paper and saw mills, including Pleasant River Lumber Company. At a time when other spruce fir dimensional saw mills were closing, our client was expanding and thriving. When Pleasant River decided to acquire the assets of Cold Stream Lumber, we helped it complete the acquisition in under a month, including environmental due diligence, transferring permits, real estate, machinery and equipment, and all aspects of financing the purchase.
  • Attorney Mike Lane was solely responsible for all aspects of the real estate, title and zoning matters when Preti Flaherty represented the buyer in the purchase of the former Georgia-Pacific pulp and paper mill in Old Town, Maine. Mike handled all aspects of the due diligence, acquisition, and subsequent disposition of three chip mills associated with the Old Town mill located in Milo, Milford and Houlton. The matter involved DEP, LURC and local permit transfers and approvals, along with completion of the DEP VRAP program.
  • Preti helped a dimensional lumber mill develop a highly-efficient biomass-fueled cogeneration plant, cutting the mill's electricity costs.  The mill, which produces 85 million board feet of lumber annually, had previously invested in a wood-waste powered biomass boiler to provide steam for kilns and space heating.  The Preti team helped the mill develop a $1.3 million steam turbine generator capable of supplying the mill's electricity needs.  We combined a $450,000 grant from Efficiency Maine with other financing support for the project. The new steam turbine generator now saves the mill about $300,000 per year in electricity costs and reduces its carbon dioxide emissions by about 2,000 tons per year, all without increasing its fuel consumption.

Firm Highlights


How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...


2022 Maine Employment Law Summit

Join Us for the Return of Preti Flaherty's Annual Employment Law Summit! After two years away due to the pandemic, we've been thinking a lot about how office environments have changed during that time...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

Press Coverage

Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...


Reminder to Continue to Update Policies and Practices to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

You might be sick of thinking about COVID-19 but people are still getting sick and employers must take appropriate action to keep the workplace safe. There has been a steady increase this summer in...


Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...


Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...


Attorney Jason Howe Named MEREDA Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

Preti Flaherty attorney and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate and Finance Practice Group Jason Howe has been named co-chair of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association's Public Policy Committee. MEREDA’s active Public Policy...


Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...