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

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...

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Sabattus Family's Bat Woes Prompt Bill To Force Real Estate Pest Disclosure

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...