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

Event

Tony Manhart and Jason Howe Present Top Ten Construction Contract Tips for ABC of Maine

As part of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Maine Contractor Series, Preti Flaherty attorneys Tony Manhart and Jason Howe will present the Top Ten tips for AIA contracts. ABC is a national association with 72...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...

Press Coverage

Bangor superintendent blocked BDN reporter on Twitter after critical news coverage

In an apparent violation of the First Amendment, Bangor schools superintendent Betsy Webb temporarily blocked a journalist on Twitter following a report that news of a student suicide was announced over the loudspeaker at...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Martha L. Fox to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Martha L. Fox has joined the firm as a member of our Business Law and Taxation practice groups, serving clients from the Portland office. Martha is...

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

News

David B. Van Slyke Named Preti Flaherty Managing Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Publication

Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...

Publication

Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...