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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...