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


November 7, 2023 Election Results

Maine’s November 2023 statewide elections were exclusively referendum questions, four were citizen initiatives, and four were proposed amendments to the Maine Constitution. Of these, Questions 5, 7 and 8 were placed on the ballot...


131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...


Swearing-In Day Summary

Presiding Officers, Parliamentarians, and Constitutional Officers  The first day of the 131st Legislature was relatively uneventful, and what was most notable is what didn’t happen – the Governor’s emergency energy relief bill. The results...


Committee Assignments

Committee assignments for the 131st Maine State Legislature have been made public. This article from the Bangor Daily News mentions some of the most interesting choices made by Senate President Jackson and Speaker Rachel...


Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2024, Including 1 “Lawyer of the Year”

Forty-two Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2024, including five “Ones to Watch” and one “Lawyer of the Year.” Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a high...


Pre-Session Legislative Update

LD 3 “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program” After Governor Mills’ heating and housing...