Representative Matters

  • Counsel to Penobscot County Metro Treatment Center, a methadone medication assisted treatment facility in securing approval to expand in 2016 from the Bangor City Council, following federal court ruling that Council’s initial denial violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Counsel to Woodlands Senior Living, LLC in obtaining Maine DHHS approval and MaineCare funding for several memory care facilities.
  • Counsel to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in securing Certificate of Need approval in 2015 for merger of Medical Center and St. Margaret D'Youville Pavilion of Lewiston.
  • Regulatory counsel to Eastern Maine Health Systems in connection with affiliation with Mercy Hospital. Certificate of Need (CON) approval for an $89 million transaction issued October 2, 2013.
  • Regulatory and financing counsel to VK Health Facilities, LLC, managed by National Health Care Associates, for the lease acquisition of seven Kindred facilities in Maine. CON approval for the transaction issued June 10, 2013.
  • Regulatory Counsel to Genesis Healthcare for acquisition in 2007 of 11 Maine Sandy River nursing facilities, and ongoing representation on several subsequent financings and restructurings.
  • Counsel since 1979 to the Maine Health Care Association, which represents more than 200 long term care facilities caring for Maine's elderly and disabled citizens.
  • MaineCare/Medicaid and Medicare compliance matters. Have represented a wide range of providers on Medicare and Medicaid compliance issues and audit reviews by federal Office of Inspector General (OIG), the US Attorney's Office, Maine DHHS Program Integrity and Maine U.S. Attorney's Office. Have negotiated terms of settlement and corporate compliance agreements and addressed multiple investigations.
  • Counsel to Mercy Hospital in securing CON approval in 2008 for an $85 million hospital facility on the Fore River in Portland that now houses short-stay surgery, outpatient services and Mercy's Birthing Center.

Firm Highlights

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Legislative Alert: Redistricting Analysis

Below is an analysis of the recently enacted Maine State Senate redistricting and the potential impact this may have in the next election cycle. This comes with the caveat that the feelings of the...

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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...

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Legislative Update: First Legislative Council Vote on Legislative Requests

On Monday, October 25 th , the Legislative Council met to vote on which of the 330 legislative requests (LRs), submitted by legislators, would be allowed to move forward and be considered in the...

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Legislative Alert: Legislative Racial Impact Statements Coming Soon

In the session that ended in June, the Legislature passed a bill to create a Subcommittee to Implement a Racial Impact Statement Process Pilot .  This is a subcommittee of the Legislative Council and...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

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Maine Legislative Update: Second Session of the 130th Legislature

Unexpected losses Sadly, we learned of the passing of two legislators in the past few days. It was announced on Friday, January 28th, that longtime Democratic legislator and current House member, Representative John Tuttle...

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Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...