Representative Matters

  • Calais LNG—Preti Flaherty's Land Use and Permitting attorneys assisted Calais LNG in obtaining all of the necessary local land permits to construct a $1B state-of-the-art liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal and accompanying 28-mile send-out pipeline in Downeast Maine. The project required complex consultation processes and permitting efforts under the Clean Water Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act and various state statutes involving numerous federal and state agencies, including FERC, DOI, USCG, Army Corps, Maine DEP and the Maine State Planning Office, as well as local governments.
  • Our firm represented a Canadian-based energy company, with international operations, through the complex acquisition of an extensive network of 26 hydroelectric and storage facilities located throughout Maine. This fast-moving transaction went from commencement of due diligence to closing, including regulatory approvals, in less than four months.
  • Madrid Township Gravel Pit—Preti attorneys represented an aggregate facility before the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) and secured unanimous approval for its operation in Madrid Township. The permitting process involved numerous procedural challenges, two site visits and a special meeting, after which a 10-year operating permit was granted.
  • Hotel and Residential Condominium Project—Preti Flaherty represented a developer in a combined hotel and residential condominium project. We handled the purchase and sale agreement for the acquisition of the property, as well as a conditional rezoning. We represented the client before the city planning board and city council and secured a site plan and subdivision approval. We also assisted the client with a Voluntary Response Action Plan (VRAP), protecting the client from any future environmental liability claims.
  • Kennebunkport, Maine subdivision development—We represented the developer of a residential subdivision development in the heart of Kennebunkport, Maine. The plan called for a mix of different types of residential housing over the 87-acre parcel and is the largest residential development in the town's history.
  • Camden Affordable Housing / Lupine Terrace—We represented the Camden Affordable Housing Organization in connection with its development of "Lupine Terrace," a 24-unit workforce housing project in Camden, Maine. The project is Camden's largest subdivision and will provide housing to moderate income working families in Maine's least affordable housing market. Our Land Use and Permitting Group coordinated the subdivision permitting for Lupine Terrace and represented the client in Superior Court in connection with an appeal by certain abutters.
  • New Page—We represented New Page, the owner in the sale of the hydroelectric assets of the Rumford Falls Power Co. in Rumford, Maine, an affiliate of Brookfield, formerly known as Brascan, at a purchase price in excess of $100 million. The electrical generating facility and adjacent paper mill had been operated as an integrated operation, requiring intricate real estate structuring, including shared water rights and cross-easements. The matter also involved complex contractual arrangements for the sharing of key infrastructure components during a post-sale transition period.
  • Saddleback, Inc.—We represented Saddleback, Inc. following its purchase in 2003 of a ski area and over 8,000 acres on Saddleback Mountain. Our Land Use and Permitting Group and Real Estate Group assisted the family owners in transforming the existing ski resort into an environmentally sensitive, affordable, family-oriented vacation area. We successfully took Saddleback's interests before LURC and gained subdivision permits to allow additional ski trails and 54 condominium units. We continue to coordinate additional aspects of the project – creating condominiums and house lots (with appropriate architectural control covenants). We also assisted Saddleback in presenting its 10-year development plan for approval at LURC.
  • Maine Turnpike Authority—Our long-term relationship with the Maine Turnpike Authority included involvement at all stages in the permitting and contracting for its numerous projects, which include building, bridges and highways.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

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New Maine Law Limits Employers’ Ability to Request Applicant Criminal History Information

Last month Governor Mills signed into law LD 1167, “An Act Relating to Fair Chance in Employment.” Maine joins a growing number of states in adopting a “ban-the-box” law that restricts employers’ ability to...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Cameron Ferrante, Paola Maymi, and Anne Sedlack to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of three new members to the firm: Cameron A. Ferrante, Paola A. Maymi, and Anne E. Sedlack. Cameron Ferrante is a graduate of Northeastern University School...

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Attorney Joseph Donahue Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Joseph Donahue has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” for the Augusta region in the field of Administrative/Regulatory Law. Inclusion in Best Lawyers...

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What to do When a Lender Receives a Notice from the Municipality that Mortgaged Property is Going to be Condemned or is in Violation of the Building Code?

Occasionally, a lender will be served a notice from a municipality alerting the lender that a mortgaged property has had unpermitted construction projects, or otherwise violates the municipal building code. The Maine Uniform Building...

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Attorney Daniel Rapaport Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Daniel Rapaport has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in...

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46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2022, Including 3 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2022, including four “Ones to Watch” and three “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...

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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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The Latest from OSHA on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

On the tails of updated guidance from other agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") released new pandemic-related guidance last month. This guidance was issued on June 10, 2021...

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Understanding the New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Many Maine healthcare facilities were already in the process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing mandatory vaccine policies when the Maine Department of Heath and Human Services issued an Emergency Routine Technical Rule on the...