Representative Matters

  • Bond Counsel to University of Maine System - Preti Flaherty serves as bond counsel to the University of Maine System. In February 2012, the University System issued its $34,975,000 Revenue Bonds. Approximately 20% of the bond proceeds were designated for current capital improvements, including renovation of  the Memorial Gym and Field House at the University of Maine. Approximately 80% of the bond proceeds were applied to refund prior debt of the University System. In addition, we provide ongoing post-issuance compliance advice to the University System with respect to federal tax and disclosure matters.
  • Bond Counsel to City of Biddeford, Maine - Preti Flaherty serves as bond counsel to the city of Biddeford, Maine. In 2011, the City made a public offering of general obligation bonds for the purpose of funding improvements and repairs of the city high school. In 2010, the city also issued revenue bonds to refund prior revenue bonds and to fund improvements to the city's ice arena.
  • Bond Counsel to Waterfront, Maine Limited Partnership - Preti Flaherty served as bond counsel to Waterfront, Maine Limited Partnership. In December 2010, the Finance Authority of Maine issued its $13,500,000 Recovery Zone Facility Bonds; the proceeds of which were used to pay the costs of converting the upper floors of a building to office space, improving the ground floor and making related improvements.
  • Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority - Preti Flaherty served as bond counsel to the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority in connection with the Authority's issuance of its $24,600,000 Revenue Bonds in June 2005. Bond proceeds were used to finance construction of a jail facility with capacity for 120 inmates primarily from Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County. The Authority is a statutory partnership among Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County, each of which is obligated to pay 50% of Authority operating costs including debt service on the Bonds. In addition to bond counsel services, our attorneys provided advice regarding amendments to the Authority's enabling act, organization of the Authority, acquisition of the jail site, design and construction contracts, the operating agreement between the counties and other matters. In addition, we provide ongoing post-issuance compliance advice to the Authority with respect to federal tax and disclosure matters.

Firm Highlights

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...