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


Understanding the New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Many Maine healthcare facilities were already in the process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing mandatory vaccine policies when the Maine Department of Heath and Human Services issued an Emergency Routine Technical Rule on the...


Preti Flaherty Welcomes Cameron Ferrante, Paola Maymi, and Anne Sedlack to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of three new members to the firm: Cameron A. Ferrante, Paola A. Maymi, and Anne E. Sedlack. Cameron Ferrante is a graduate of Northeastern University School...


Attorney Daniel Rapaport Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Daniel Rapaport has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...


What to do When a Lender Receives a Notice from the Municipality that Mortgaged Property is Going to be Condemned or is in Violation of the Building Code?

Occasionally, a lender will be served a notice from a municipality alerting the lender that a mortgaged property has had unpermitted construction projects, or otherwise violates the municipal building code. The Maine Uniform Building...


New Maine Law Limits Employers’ Ability to Request Applicant Criminal History Information

Last month Governor Mills signed into law LD 1167, “An Act Relating to Fair Chance in Employment.” Maine joins a growing number of states in adopting a “ban-the-box” law that restricts employers’ ability to...


Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...


46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2022, Including 3 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2022, including four “Ones to Watch” and three “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...


Attorney Joseph Donahue Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Joseph Donahue has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” for the Augusta region in the field of Administrative/Regulatory Law. Inclusion in Best Lawyers...


The Latest from OSHA on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

On the tails of updated guidance from other agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") released new pandemic-related guidance last month. This guidance was issued on June 10, 2021...