Biography

Nick is a member of the Energy and Telecommunications Practice Group in the firm’s Augusta, 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 Camden, 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

Publication

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...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trust and Estate Attorney Elise Salek to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Elise Salek has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Practicing out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Elise brings nearly three decades of experience...

Publication

Maine Workers’ Compensation Update - November 2023

The following is an overview of developments with respect to proposed legislation as well as new procedures on independent contractor determinations, medical fee schedule updates, and the use of updated Board forms, including medical...

Publication

FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...

Press Coverage

Maine media groups challenge new law on foreign spending on referendums

Maine’s two largest media associations, represented by Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund D. Schutz, Benjamin S. Piper, Jonathan G. Mermin, and Alexandra A. Harriman, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging a Maine law burdening...

Event

Accessing Police Misconduct Records

Preti’s Sigmund Schutz will be one of the Maine panelists in New England First Amendment Coalition’s Accessing Police Misconduct Records series. This series continues NEFAC’s freedom of information lessons and builds on the information...

Event

Sigmund Schutz to moderate panel at 36th Annual Media and the Law Seminar: Under Attack! Existential Threats to Journalism and Free Speech

From unlawful searches and seizures of newsrooms and highly contentious litigation to physical harassment and calls for violence online, journalists and news organizations are under attack like never before. At the 36 th Annual...

Publication

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...

News

Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

Preti Flaherty’s attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by  Lawdragon  as one of the top 500 Leaders in Energy Law. This is Jeff’s third time named to this prestigious list since the first publication...

News

David Van Slyke Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner David Van Slyke has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 environmental lawyers in the U.S. It’s the third time he has been named to this prestigious...