Biography

Jamie is Preti Flaherty's lead attorney in public finance transactions and has more than 34 years experience in this field. Jamie serves as counsel to the underwriters of bonds issued by governmental entities in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He also serves as bond counsel to governmental issuers in Maine and as counsel to governmental entities and borrowers of tax-exempt funds. He prepares and reviews bond resolutions and indentures, official statements and primary disclosure, bond purchase contracts, SEC rule 15c2-12 continuing disclosure agreements, surveys of the securities laws of the 50 states and other documents required for bond issues. Before joining Preti Flaherty, he served as General Counsel to the Maine State Housing Authority and as General Counsel to the Finance Authority of Maine.

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
    • Securities Law Committee
  • American College of Bond Counsel
  • Kennebec County Bar Association
  • Maine Bar Association
    • Securities Law Committee
  • Past Chair, Amicus Review Committee of the National Association of Bond Lawyers which is responsible for analyzing judicial matters relating to municipal bond law and for overseeing submission of amicus briefs in matters of importance to the Association.

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America

Presentations

  • Served as a panelist on securities disclosure and other matters at annual Bond Attorneys' Workshops of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.

Firm Highlights

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...