Biography

Kristin practices with the Municipal Law and Finance Group from the firm’s Augusta office. She works with municipalities—both small and large—to find practical, efficient, and politically sensible approaches to issues touching on all areas of municipal law. She also advises individual and corporate clients on personnel, land use, and litigation matters. Kristin has practiced before many Maine courts and administrative agencies, and has successfully argued several appeals before Maine's Law Court.

Prior to joining Preti Flaherty, Kristin represented a number of Maine municipalities from a law firm in Belfast, Maine. In this role, she focused on a wide range of matters, including administrative, employment, land use, litigation, and educational planning and finance. In addition, Kristin previously practiced as a staff attorney at the Maine Municipal Association, where she addressed wide-ranging legal issues on behalf of the Association’s over 400 municipal members.

Kristin obtained her undergraduate degree in International Relations from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.

Professional Activities

  • Maine Bar Association

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board of Directors, Waterfall Arts

Publications/Presentations

  • Published reference manuals and informational materials on behalf of the Maine Municipal Association
  • Presented Legal Year in Review sessions on Municipal and Administrative Law
  • Presented annual training sessions for municipal officials
  • Presented workshops for municipal code enforcement officers, assessors, and other officials
  • Presented at Preti Flaherty's annual Employment Law Seminar

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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 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...