Business Law

Resort Services

Preti Flaherty has unmatched knowledge and capabilities in the resort industry, with more than 30 years of experience handling the unique legal needs of ski area developers, operators and other resort related businesses. Our resort services team combines the extensive experience of our attorneys in the corporate, litigation, environmental and employment groups. We advise on both day-to-day issues facing resorts as well as major initiatives and projects and resort master planning. Our extensive experience in industry-related matters includes:

  • Risk management
  • Business formation, purchase & sale, contracts
  • Operational issues, marketing, corporate sponsorships
  • Resort liability
  • Financing and capitalization
  • Labor, employment and workers’ compensation
  • Environmental and land use issues
  • Real estate and timeshare
  • Legislative and regulatory
  • Telecom and utilities
  • Immigration

Representing the top names in the resort industry

We are the trusted, go-to legal team for leading resorts across the region. Our representative clients include: Heavenly Valley LP, Killington, Ltd., Mount Snow Ski Resort, Ross Powers Foundation, Woodlands, Sebasco Estates, Booth Creek Ski Holdings, Saddleback Mountain, Shawnee Peak, EMK, Inc, Ski Maine Association, American Skiing Company, Customers First, a division of Snowsports Industry America, American Skiing Company Resort Properties, Inc., Sugarloaf Mountain Corporation, Sunday River Skiway Corporation, Mt. Cranmore Ski Resort, Acordia Resort Services, Mountain Guard, Potomac Golf Properties, LLC.

Firm Highlights

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Attorney Bodie B. Colwell Elected IWIRC Management Committee Vice Director of Social Media

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney Bodie B. Colwell has been elected to the Management Committee of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), where, effective January 1, 2021, she will serve...

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The Future of Work: Assessing the Long-Term Impacts of COVID in the Workplace

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

Press Coverage

Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirement

In March of 2019, Maine became the first state in the nation to adopt an earned paid leave law, meaning that for every 40 hours worked, an employee banks one hour of earned paid...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Updates Guidance on COVID-19 Reporting and Related Requirements

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated its COVID-19 FAQ with current guidance and reporting requirements. Although the information offered is not legal advice and is not judicially enforceable, it is helpful direction in...

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Should workers wary of COVID-19 vaccines be forced to take one for the team?

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available, should employers be legally allowed to mandate vaccination for all employees? Maine employers are wrestling with the choice of whether or not to mandate employees be vaccinated...

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2021 Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program Expands to Include Additional Law Firms and Corporate Partners

Following a highly successful inaugural year, the three founding law firms of the Maine D1L Diversity Summer Associate program and the University of Maine School of Law welcome all of the new participating law...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Revises Fee Schedule

The Maine Workers' Compensation Board has completed the annual update of its Medical Fee Schedule. Appendix II (professional fees) and Appendix IV (outpatient facility fees) have been updated in accordance with Title 39-A M.R.S.A...

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The Crisis of the She-cession and What Employers Can Do to Address It

Preti Flaherty is proud to partner with our friends at KMA Human Resources Consulting for their Lunch and Legal Conversations webinar series, moderated by Rhoda McVeigh, Director of Consulting Services at KMA. Each program...

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Governor Janet Mills Releases Maine Supplemental and Biennial Budgets

Governor Mills released both the Supplemental and the Biennial Budgets today. The Revenue Forecasting Committee has estimated a $650 million revenue shortfall in 2021 – 2023 combined. In his presentation to the Appropriations Committee...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...