Representative Matters

  • Bond Counsel to Waterfront, Maine Limited Partnership - Preti Flaherty served as bond counsel to Waterfront, Maine Limited Partnership. In December, 2010 the Finance Authority of Maine issued its $13,500,000 Recovery Zone Facility Bonds the proceeds of which were used to pay the costs of converting the upper floors of a building to office space, improving the ground floor and making related improvements.
  • Bond Counsel to City of Biddeford, Maine - Preti Flaherty serves as bond counsel to the City of Biddeford, Maine. In 2011 the City made a public offering of general obligation bonds for the purpose of funding improvements and repairs of the City high school. In 2010 the City also issued revenue bonds to refund prior revenue bonds and to fund improvements to the City's ice arena.
  • Borrower's Counsel to LHRA-Union Avenue Limited Partnership - Borrower's Counsel, LHRA-Union Avenue Limited Partnership, Laconia, Housing Redevelopment Authority

Preti Flaherty served as bond counsel to the Concord Housing Authority in connection with the Authority's issuance of its $1,300,000 Capital Fund Financing Program Note in May 2006. This issue was the first of its kind in Northern New England under a new program established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which allows public housing authorities to borrow in anticipation of receipt of future maintenance and upkeep grants from HUD. Proceeds of the financing were used for improvement of certain Authority properties.

  • Bond Counsel to University of Maine System - Preti Flaherty served as bond counsel to the University of Maine System. In February, 2012 the University System's issued its $34,975,000 Revenue Bonds. Approximately 20% of the bond proceeds were designated for current capital improvements, including renovation of the Memorial Gym and Field House. Approximately 80% of the bond proceeds were applied to refund prior debt of the University System. In addition, we provide ongoing post-issuance compliance advice to the University System with respect to federal tax and disclosure matters.
  • Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority - Preti Flaherty served as bond counsel to the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority in connection with the Authority's issuance of its $24,600,000 Revenue Bonds in June 2005. Bond proceeds were used to finance construction of a jail facility with capacity for 120 inmates primarily from Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County. The Authority is a statutory partnership among Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County, each of which is obligated to pay 50% of the Authority's debt service on the Bonds. In addition to bond counsel services, our attorneys provided advice regarding amendments to the Authority's enabling act, organization of the Authority, acquisition of the jail site, design and construction contracts, the operating agreement between the counties and other matters.

Additional Representative Matters:

  • $13,500,000 Finance Authority of Maine Recovery Zone Facility Bonds (2010 Waterfront, Maine Project), Bond Counsel
  • $34,975,000 University of Maine System Revenue Bonds, Series 2012, Bond Counsel
  • $32,000,000 City of Biddeford, Maine 2011 General Obligation Bonds, Bond Counsel
  • $535,000 City of Biddeford, Maine Revenue Obligation Securities, Series 2010, Bond Counsel
  • $24,600,000 Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority 2005 Revenue Bonds, Bond Counsel
  • $50,000,000 Maine Turnpike Authority Turnpike Revenue Bonds, Series 2009, Issuer's Counsel
  • $1,580,000 Kennebec County 2011 Tax Anticipation Note, Bond Counsel
  • $77,275,000 Maine Municipal Bond Bank 2011 Series C Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $12,650,000 Maine Municipal Bond Bank 2011 Series D Taxable Direct Payment Qualified School Construction Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $153,345,000 State of New Hampshire General Obligation Refunding Bonds, 2010 Series A, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $98,975,000 New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank, 2010 Series A Refunding Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $104,560,000 New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank, 2010 Series B Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $25,600,000 Maine Governmental Facilities Authority Lease Rental Revenue Bonds, Series 2010A, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $56,835,000 State of Maine 2010 General Obligation Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $72,310,000 City of Portland General Airport Revenue Bonds, Series 2010, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $17,864,000 City of Springfield, Massachusetts State Qualified General Obligation School Bonds (Qualified School Construction Bonds), Underwriter's Counsel
  • $99,425,000 Maine Municipal Bond Bank 2010 Series C Refunding Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $49,600,000 Maine State Housing Authority Maine Energy, Housing and Economic Recovery Fund Revenue Bonds, 2010 Series 1 and 2, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $80,165,000 Maine Municipal Bond Bank 2010 Series D Bonds, 2010 Series E Taxable Build America Bonds and 2010 Series F Taxable Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $80,000,000 State of New Hampshire Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Bonds, 2010 Series A (Taxable Build America Bonds) and 2010 Series B (Taxable Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds), Underwriter's Counsel
  • $50,000,000 Maine Municipal Bond Bank Grant Anticipation Bonds (Maine Department of Transportation), Series 2010A and Series 2010 B Taxable Build America Bonds, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $28,940,000 Maine State Housing Authority Mortgage Purchase Bonds, 2010 Series D, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $14,495,000 Finance Authority of Maine Waste Motor Oil Revenue Bonds, 2009 Series A (Federally Taxable), Underwriter's Counsel
  • $11,505,000 Finance Authority of Maine Variable Rate Demand Revenue Bonds, (Council, International Study Programs, Inc., Series 2008), Letter of Credit Bank Counsel
  • $28,450,000 City of Augusta 2006 General Obligation Bonds (New Cony High School), Bond Counsel
  • $1,300,000 Concord Housing Authority 2006 Capital Fund Financing Program Note, Bond Counsel
  • $2,000,000 Finance Authority of Maine Variable Rate Civic Facility Revenue Bonds, Series 2004 (Erskine Academy Project), Letter of Credit Bank Counsel
  • $100,000,000 Finance Authority of Maine Education Loan Revenue Bonds, 2005 Series A and B, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $51,855,000 Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority Revenue Bonds, Series 2006A, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $40,075,000 State of Maine July 2006 General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes, Underwriter's Counsel
  • $123,625,000 State of Maine 2005 General Obligation Tax Anticipation Notes, Underwriter's Counsel

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

More Reminders of the Shortcomings of Maine’s Freedom of Access Law

As part of an editorial marking Sunshine Week , the annual celebration started by the American Society of News Editors to recognize the importance of open government, Preti Flaherty attorney Sig Schutz is quoted by the  Bangor...

Publication

Proposed EPA Rule Would Tighten Emissions Standards at Affected Power Plants and Industrial Sources

On April 6, the U.S. EPA published a proposed rule to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) in 26 states that the agency says are impacting the ability of downwind states to...

Publication

H-2B Temporary Visas: Additional 35,000 Coming in Second Half of FY 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas...

Press Coverage

From Maine to Kushan: Teaching the U.S. Legal System in China

Preti Flaherty attorney Jeff Thaler was recently the subject of an essay written by one of his former students at Duke Kushan University (DKU). In 2019, Jeff spent time at DKU serving as a...

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Employers May See Increased Accommodation Requests in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a multitude of challenges for employers. As more employees return to the office in 2022—whether full-time or on a hybrid schedule—employers will face difficult compliance questions and, most likely...

News

Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, Ellie Quinby, and Katherine Oaks filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the fourteenth consecutive year, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among the...

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Attorney Crystal L. Bulges Joins Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Practice Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Crystal L. Bulges has joined the firm’s Environmental Practice Group, working in the Portland office. Crystal brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience...

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FY2023 H-1B Season – Key Facts for Employers

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the H-1B initial registration period for the FY 2023 cap is scheduled to open at noon ET on March 1, 2022 and will remain open until noon ET...

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Identifying and Preventing Inappropriate Comments at Work

Employers are starting to establish a new workplace normal. Employees are often returning to work in an environment that is dramatically different than the one they left two years ago. How we communicate with...