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

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

News

Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

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Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...

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Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...

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Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

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Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

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Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...

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Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

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Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...