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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

Publication

The Potential of the Blockchain for Asset Protection Planning

While many legal scholars focus on the challenges and complications seemingly inherent to blockchain and cryptocurrency, others look past the fear and see potential. In this article for Cumberland Law Review , Ian Huyett and Brian Quirk...

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...

Event

2020 Employment Breakfast Series: Strengthening Your Company's Management of Accommodation Requests

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...

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...

Event

2020 Cannabis Breakfast - Winter Update

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 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

ConsensusDocs vs. AIA - Which Contract Is Best for Contractors?

Choosing the right contract is essential to protecting your rights as a contractor. AIA Contracts have long been the industry standard, but Consensus Docs are fast becoming a reasonable option. In this article, Nathan...

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Litigation and Arbitration Venue Provisions in Construction Contracts: When and How They Work

Venue and choice-of-law provisions are fairly standard in construction contacts, but can be overlooked due to their location within a contract. When drafted effectively, these provisions can help limit uncertainty about where and how...

Event

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...