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

News

Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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

For the twelfth year in a row, 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...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

Press Coverage

Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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DOL Provides Guidance on Exemption from Paid Leave for Small Businesses

The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits due to COVID-19 but provides that businesses with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt if the obligation would jeopardize...

Press Coverage

6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...