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Representative Matters

  • Successfully defended Sunday River in jury trial regarding claim of alleged ski school negligence.
  • Successfully defended Sugarloaf in jury trial regarding alleged ski school negligence.
  • Currently representing ski area trade association in stakeholder negotiations and legislative lobbying on legislation and subsequent regulations addressing water withdrawal in Maine; proposed air regulations affecting diesel engines and ski lift backup motors in Maine.
  • Successfully negotiated favorable cash out settlement agreement for Heavenly ski resort for a Superfund liability claim in California.
  • Negotiated renewal of master property management agreement between Mount Snow and quarter share condominium homeowners association for Mount Snow Grand Summit hotel.
  • Assisted Killington ski resort in successful negotiation of special rate energy contract with Central Vermont Public Service.
  • Assisted Mount Snow resort in negotiation of revision to special rate energy contract with Green Mountain Power Company.
  • Negotiated financing, construction agreements and architectural contracts and obtained necessary environmental and zoning approvals for construction of townhouse project at Sunday River ski resort.
  • Represented coalition of timeshare entities in successfully drafting and obtaining enactment of amendments to Maine property tax assessment provisions affecting timeshares.
  • Negotiated purchase and sale contract for gondola and gondola cars for Heavenly ski resort.
  • On behalf of Heavenly ski resort and American Skiing Company's real estate company, successfully negotiated establishment of redevelopment district in City of South Lake Tahoe, CA, funded with tax exempt bonds and hotel occupancy taxes, allowing development of gondola from Heavenly ski resort to downtown development district and a substantial interval ownership hotel.

Firm Highlights


Understanding the New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Many Maine healthcare facilities were already in the process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing mandatory vaccine policies when the Maine Department of Heath and Human Services issued an Emergency Routine Technical Rule on the...


The Latest from OSHA on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

On the tails of updated guidance from other agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") released new pandemic-related guidance last month. This guidance was issued on June 10, 2021...


Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...


Attorney Joseph Donahue Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Joseph Donahue has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” for the Augusta region in the field of Administrative/Regulatory Law. Inclusion in Best Lawyers...


46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2022, Including 3 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2022, including four “Ones to Watch” and three “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...


Attorney Daniel Rapaport Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Daniel Rapaport has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in...

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...


New Maine Law Limits Employers’ Ability to Request Applicant Criminal History Information

Last month Governor Mills signed into law LD 1167, “An Act Relating to Fair Chance in Employment.” Maine joins a growing number of states in adopting a “ban-the-box” law that restricts employers’ ability to...


What to do When a Lender Receives a Notice from the Municipality that Mortgaged Property is Going to be Condemned or is in Violation of the Building Code?

Occasionally, a lender will be served a notice from a municipality alerting the lender that a mortgaged property has had unpermitted construction projects, or otherwise violates the municipal building code. The Maine Uniform Building...


Preti Flaherty Welcomes Cameron Ferrante, Paola Maymi, and Anne Sedlack to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of three new members to the firm: Cameron A. Ferrante, Paola A. Maymi, and Anne E. Sedlack. Cameron Ferrante is a graduate of Northeastern University School...