Nick is a member of the Energy and Telecommunications Practice Group in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office. He advises clients on matters related to energy project development, guiding preparation and execution of permit and license applications, energy contracts, and transactions, and providing representation before state and federal administrative and regulatory agencies.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal, an Energy & Environmental Law Fellow, and a teaching fellow for the first-year legal writing program. While in law school, he held internships in the Office of the Maine Attorney General, at the Conservation Law Foundation, for the Hon. Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and at a notable energy law firm in Washington, D.C. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Nick spent several years as an energy and environment reporter in Louisiana, Indiana, and New Hampshire, and taught coastal science to high school students in Louisiana and Chile. He joins Preti Flaherty following a clerkship for the Hon. Joseph Jabar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

A New Orleans native, Nick lives in Portland, Maine, with his spouse and two cats.

Honors & Recognition

  • University of Maine School of Law
    • Gignoux Award for Appellate Advocacy
    • Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award
    • Environmental Law Award

Firm Highlights


Municipal Update: Effect of Recent Supreme Court Decision on Sale of Tax Foreclosed Properties

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H-2B Visa Program Summary

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Maine Justice Foundation Opens Applications for the 2023 Access to Justice Tax Credit

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 Access to Justice Tax Credit Program will open on June 1, 2023. The Foundation will accept applications from eligible attorneys from...


Post Sackett: What Is the Scope of the Clean Water Act?

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14 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Fourteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

Press Coverage

Authorities Refuse to Release Records for Maine School Shooter Hoax Calls

On November 15, 2022, multiple law enforcement agencies in Maine received false calls alerting police to active shooter situations at several high schools throughout the state. In the wake of this widespread hoax, the Kennebec...

Press Coverage

Oxford Police Chief: Officer Tried to De-escalate Pursuit Before Fatal Crash

Officials from the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office have refused to provide documentation of the department's policy on police chases following the fatal high-speed crash of Nicholas Liebowitz in Gray, Maine, on Friday, April 28, 2023. Chief...


Maine Justice Foundation LGBTQ+ Fund Seeks Applications for 2023 Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce a round of grants from the LGBTQ+ Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants from organizations working to advance awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues...


Bankruptcy Court Injects Uncertainty in Municipal Tax Foreclosures

Last October, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maine issued a ruling of concern for municipalities. The case ( In re Riendeau , 645 B.R. 321 [Bankr. Me. 2022] ) established that...


Bodie Colwell joins ethics panel at the Northeast Bankruptcy Conference & Northeast Consumer Forum

An annual conference, this year's Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Consumer Forum will focus on sophisticated financial scenarios practitioners often face and provide insights on current consumer bankruptcy issues. Preti Flaherty's Bodie Colwell is a...