Representative Matters

  • Large-Scale Acquisition of Hydro Power Assets – Susan coordinated due diligence, report preparation and delivery for the Canadian-based Brookfield Renewable Power Group in its acquisition of an extensive network of hydroelectric and storage facilities located throughout Maine. This fast-moving transaction went from commencement of due diligence to closing, including regulatory approvals, in less than four months.
  • U.S. General Counsel to a European Manufacturing Conglomerate – Susan assists Kingspan Group, an Irish-based worldwide construction products company, as its general counsel in the United States. In this role, she has assisted Kingspan with a wide array of projects and acquisitions, the most recent of which was the acquisition of a facade panels conglomerate with manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S.
  • Long-time Business Counselor to a Large Maine Family-Owned Business – Susan serves as general counsel to Hussey Seating Company, a market-leading seating company in its sixth generation of family ownership. In this role, she assists the company with a wide range of legal matters, including governance, transactions and international commerce issues for their global sales.
  • Positioning a Non-Profit Institution for Stability & Growth – Susan assisted Good Will Hinckley Foundation with a complicated transaction involving conveying a large portion of its historic campus to a local community college and secure the foundation's financial future. This effort required the integration of strategies to address a series of issues, including real estate matters, contracts and nonprofit regulations
  • Redeveloping Saco Island – Susan represented SI Development, LLC, an affiliate of Harper's Development LLC, in the acquisition and development of Saco Island, with costs exceeding $80 million, to redevelop the island's old mill and adjacent land into waterfront townhouses, residential condominiums and a marina

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

From Maine to Kushan: Teaching the U.S. Legal System in China

Preti Flaherty attorney Jeff Thaler was recently the subject of an essay written by one of his former students at Duke Kushan University (DKU). In 2019, Jeff spent time at DKU serving as a...

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Attorney Crystal L. Bulges Joins Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Practice Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Crystal L. Bulges has joined the firm’s Environmental Practice Group, working in the Portland office. Crystal brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience...

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H-2B Temporary Visas: Additional 35,000 Coming in Second Half of FY 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas...

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Employers May See Increased Accommodation Requests in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a multitude of challenges for employers. As more employees return to the office in 2022—whether full-time or on a hybrid schedule—employers will face difficult compliance questions and, most likely...

Press Coverage

More Reminders of the Shortcomings of Maine’s Freedom of Access Law

As part of an editorial marking Sunshine Week , the annual celebration started by the American Society of News Editors to recognize the importance of open government, Preti Flaherty attorney Sig Schutz is quoted by the  Bangor...

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Proposed EPA Rule Would Tighten Emissions Standards at Affected Power Plants and Industrial Sources

On April 6, the U.S. EPA published a proposed rule to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) in 26 states that the agency says are impacting the ability of downwind states to...

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, Ellie Quinby, and Katherine Oaks filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced...

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FY2023 H-1B Season – Key Facts for Employers

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the H-1B initial registration period for the FY 2023 cap is scheduled to open at noon ET on March 1, 2022 and will remain open until noon ET...

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Identifying and Preventing Inappropriate Comments at Work

Employers are starting to establish a new workplace normal. Employees are often returning to work in an environment that is dramatically different than the one they left two years ago. How we communicate with...

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

For the fourteenth consecutive year, 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 the...